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Teach Students How to Learn from––Not Just Watch––Video

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This is blog #2 in a miniseries of three blogs that include free downloadable lessons from the authors of Read The World, Kristin Ziemke and Katie Muhtaris. Virtual learning often asks students to learn content using videos. This lesson will help you to teach student to watch video with a critical eye.

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Video allows students access and an entry point to challenging content, thus inviting students to think and wonder at a higher level.

Using video is especially powerful when you want to “hook” kids into thinking, wondering, or pursuing a topic for additional research. Yet, while students know how to use video as a tool for entertainment, they often do not have experience in using it as a tool for thinking, making this lesson essential when using video as an information medium.

Instead of pressing play and just watching a video in its entirety in silence, students can learn to read videos with the same critical eyes that they use when reading text.TRW Lesson 2Download Read The World Lesson #2This lesson outlines how to give students tools to learn from––not merely view––video.

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InquirySC_Blog_Ziemke_800x1000Kristin Ziemke is an urban school educator and the co-author of Read the World: Rethinking Literacy for Empathy and Action in a Digital Age, Amplify: Digital Teaching and Learning in the K-6 Classroom and Connecting Comprehension and Technology. Recognized as an international expert in literacy, inquiry, and technology, Kristin works with schools around the world to develop learning experiences that are student-centered, personalized, and authentic. She dedicates her research and writing to developing engaged and empowered students that empathize, understand, and care about the world. Currently serving as a resident teacher and innovation specialist for the Big Shoulders Fund, Kristin is an Apple Distinguished Educator, National Board Certified Teacher, and Chicago Council on Global Affairs Emerging Leader. This is her third book with Heinemann and her work has been featured by Apple, ISTE, EdWeek, Mindshift, and Scholastic.  You can connect with her online at KristinZiemke.com or on Twitter @KristinZiemke

katherinemuhtarisKatie Muhtaris has enjoyed teaching and learning with her students in the Chicago Public School system for the last eight years. She is Nationally Board Certified as a Middle Childhood Generalist and holds a Master’s Degree in Teacher Leadership. In addition to her devotion to her students, Katie also leads staff development in person around the country and digitally around the globe on Inquiry-based learning, technology integration, and reading comprehension strategies. Katie is the author of the blog Inquiry Live in the Classroom where she writes about her day-to-day teaching practices and seeks to connect with educators around the world. Follow her on Twitter @KatieMuhtaris


Topics: Katie Muhtaris, Kristin Ziemke, Read the World, Distance Learning, Covid_19

Date Published: 08/18/20

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