Filling the Silence
Instead of learning about a topic through watching a video, this week’s strategy asks students to create their own scripts or stories to accompany a video. By interpreting what they see on the screen, rather than what they hear, students are challenged to make inferences about the topic and connect these clues with their prior knowledge.
|How can I use this strategy with my students?
|1.||Use the keyword search in Discovery Education to find a video that explains your topic or concept – refine your search using the filters if needed.|
|2.||Before pressing play, ask students questions such as: “What does the image you can see on screen represent?”, “Based on this image, what do you think this video will be about?”|
|3.||Play the video without sound. Pause part way through the video and ask students to interpret what they have seen in the video so far.|
|4.||Play the remainder of the video.|
|5.||Have students create a script or story to explain what is going on in the video. Replay the video as necessary to facilitate students’ writing.|
|6.||Have students share their stories with the class, discuss the ways they they interpreted the video segment. Discuss similarities and differences between students’ stories.