5 Ways Video Can Increase Student Ownership of Learning
In a student-centered classroom, it is important for students to take ownership of their learning and make it meaningful in a way that fits their needs and learning styles. This is much easier said than done. As a teacher, it can be difficult to get out of the way and let students take the reins. Ideally, we must take on the role of partner, guiding and facilitating learning. One crucial piece of the learning process is reflection, which can take many forms, but most agree that time to reflect is critical for learners of all ages. The Swivl Robot, Swivl Capture App and Swivl Cloud offer the tools to support and make student ownership of learning possible in the classroom. When students are able to create peer-to-peer instruction videos, review performances and presentations, and see progress over time, video becomes a powerful tool to support the learning process. Below are five ways that teachers and students can use video to increase student ownership of learning.
- Student Created Video for Peer-to-Peer Instruction
- Offer Video as a Choice of Product or Performance
- Review Your Work, Performance or Presentations
- Goal Setting
YOUR CHALLENGEGoal setting and self-reflection can be a powerful tool for educators. A few weeks ago I shared a challenge on my blog and ISTE Ignite, A Perfectionist with Paralysis: Letting Go and Sharing Your Voice. I was amazed at the outpouring of support from other educators who wanted to start blogging and sharing their voices online. As we wrap up Swivl’s Summer Learning Series, I encourage you to set goals and reflect this year. Goal Setting for Back to School! Do you merely want to survive your first year of teaching? Do you want to start a blog or provide video newsletters to students and parents? Are you encouraged to begin a podcast or flip your classroom? What are your goals for the school year? Start your journey by sharing your voice and don’t be afraid to use video as a tool for growth and reflection. Your challenge is to share your goals with us on Facebook.
- Like Swivl and Shake Up Learning on Facebook.
- Then share your goals on your own Facebook page and tag us in your post! Who is brave enough to take a risk and share your goals with the world?