I was looking over some old lessons from my high school government class and came across some “stuff”. I’ll be posting this “stuff” today and tomorrow.
To begin the parade is this list of resources that I used to get my students to create 3 minute video tutorials as their final summative grade for the semester. Students were to choose any topic, whether we covered it or not, related to government. If that topic (federalism, for example) had 3 good videos already created then the topic was off limits.
My intention was to create a library of video tutorials that students could rate, publish and access for ever and ever.
I left the classroom two years later 😦 to enter the world of instructional technology so that monolithic library of videos never got to grow.
The instruction and rubric
This high school assignment was modified over a couple years. I now use it as the final test grade for my college level Texas Government class.
Microsoft Paint – Create stop motion videos
Show Me App
Explain Everything App
I got the idea from an awesome teacher (Matt Easley @MattEasley on Twitter) from this…
Some of my kids ended up doing something a little different. It was a court case… but less of a tutorial. They put so much work into it that I let them just run with it. We ended up entering this video into a contest with a school in New Jersey.