Digital Citizenship Week Oct 16-22nd: Tip 1 Get Students Engaged (Idle hands make the devil’s work)

Engaged, on-task students aren’t the ones causing digital mischief.  Video is a tried-and-true method of engagement that appeals to many learning styles. But when students passively watch a video, it can be challenging for them to comprehend and critique the material, and easy to tune out/get off task.

 EDpuzzle can help solve this problem. This website offers teachers a series of tools to make videos more interactive, from inserting pauses for reflection to adding questions that get students thinking critically about what they watch. Best of all, students can make their own EDpuzzles to demonstrate learning.

Digital Citizenship Connection:

Each of the videos in CommonSense Media’s free, research-based K–12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum has accompanying questions that can be found in an accompanying Video Discussion Guide. Use EDpuzzle to insert these questions (or some of your own!) at key points throughout each video. Then watch the videos, using Edpuzzle to encourage students to reflect on the challenges and opportunities of their digital lives.

K–5: Pause & Think Online

– View the Video Discussion Guide.

– Get the video from Common Sense’s channel on YouTube.

6–12: Oversharing: Think Before You Post

– View the Video Discussion Guide.

– Get the video from Common Sense’s site channel YouTube.

Want more?

Looking for some advice on how to take classroom video to the next level? Watch this three-minute video for ideas on helping students be active and reactive viewers.

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