Student Produced Video Field Trips
9 - During: Reinforce and Document ↓
As the broadcast proceeds, look for opportunities to do two things:
- reconnect concepts from the field trip to concepts studied in class
- document the HOW and WHY of doing this broadcast
Accept viewer questions ↓
During the Q/A portion(s) of the show:
- Make sure questions are relayed to the speakers audibly and repeated by those who are answering. You may need to help your director or speak up during this critical time.
- If the questions that are submitted through the chat are off topic or too factual, extend them by asking broader questions that may not have specific answers
Prompt to provide closure to the lesson ↓
- Add some targeted questions so students will use terms and concepts they have studied. Jot them on a slip of paper for the chat watcher to relay.
- At the end (perhaps during credits), have the director ask each student to share something new he/she learned during the broadcast, including those contributing via chat.
Congratulate all participants ↓
At the end:
- Be sure that every member of the team, whether on camera or off, is shown (if parents gave permission) and credited by first name for his/her contributions. It may be easiest to invite them all to step forward and introduce themselves on camera at the end of the broadcast. Applaud!
- Be sure to thank your principal, tech staff, and anyone who supported the show (willingly or not). Include fellow teachers and those inconvenienced by the project.
- Invite people to watch the archived video again and invite others to see it. If you wish, provide a means by which viewers can contact the class with questions at a later date.
- End the broadcast with a thank you graphic or board.