Hi folks, Just looking for any advice on doing a large group discussion - what really worked well, what didn t, in terms of seating arrangement, topics ofNov 12, 2002 1 of 2View SourceHi folks,
Just looking for any advice on doing a large group discussion - what
really worked well, what didn't, in terms of seating arrangement,
topics of discussion, visual prompts, varied or stationery camera
For both taped entries I tried lots of different things before the real lesson. I found in both entries I needed assistance taping. My classroom is wide,Nov 12, 2002 1 of 2View SourceFor both taped entries I tried lots of different things before the "real"
lesson. I found in both entries I needed assistance taping. My classroom
is wide, therefore someone needed to stand behind the camera and just move
it side to side to catch most the students talking. The inquiry entry
required small groups and I think it said something about hearing
interactions between you and your students while still being able to see
most students. I used small groups and had someone follow me around with
the video camera. Otherwise, there is too much noise from the other groups.
We have a school A-V specialist who helped me. Hopefully you have one, if
not try another teacher on planning, a parent, or student teacher.
Other things I found out the hard way:
Set the camera up early to get the kids used to it, even if you aren't
Put a do not disturb sign on the door.
Turn the ringer off on your phone and tell the front office.
Change tapes every class if you are taping several classes a day.
One day I had interruptions at least twice a block...I ended up only being
able to use one section of one block's lesson (out of 3)!!! It was