Students were introduced to visual note taking strategies through a MODIFICATION level activity (SAMR Model by Rueben Puentedura). So instead of the traditional approach, students were actively engaged while the video was played in class, by collaboratively creating a Google Spreadsheet with main keywords from the video. Each student or group of students typed keywords in one column of the spreadsheet. At the end of the video, they had to "clean up" the keywords list by deleting or renaming keywords in agreement with peers, so we could have as many similar keywords as possible. The keywords were directly copied from the Google spreadsheet to Wordle, to create the class list of visual note taking strategies.
We are now looking forward to the student created visual notes videos! This work was a collaboration between Ms LaFrance and the HS Academic Technology Coordinator, Mrs Meneghini.
|Visual Note Taking Strategies Wordle - from International relation class|
|Class keywords brainstorm during video presentation|