Showing a video

Many teachers use a worksheet to accompany a video. If we use the principle that pupils need to talk things through before they write, then why not give out the worksheet beforehand, but forbid the use of pens? Stop the video at a few natural breaks and ask the pupils to answer the relevant questions orally using the 'tell-each-other' technique? This enables pupils to sort out their ideas first through talking. It takes less time than writing so when the video restarts (promptly) they are all able to listen and watch again.

You can then get them to return to their places, pick up their pens and complete the worksheet (in silence if you wish) at the end of the video.

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