So, here’s a GREAT student project!
Have students create a “Common Craft like … In Plain English” video summary of what topic you are discussing!
They will love it, and it requires them to really pull out the important parts and convert that knowledge into the video.
What better way to reinforce their learning, and to get them involved and having fun, than to let them teach?!
Here are a few links to some example projects other students have done:
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Sample 1 – World War 1
Have your students watch a couple of actual Common Craft In Plain English videos so they’ll understand the basic idea.
And let the video editing be mega primitive, it just adds to the cheesy fun!
All it takes is a webcam pointed at a table top and some cuts only editing.
Students could even use their cell phone video cameras I suppose.
Alternatively you can use a document camera if you have one available.
Then, just edit the video a bit (cuts only is fine) and upload the video to Youtube.
Piece of cake and your students will love it!
You can then show future students what previous students have done.
Have teams compete for the best one!
It’ll be a blast!