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Keywords: Critical Thinking Skills, oarl responses, independent practice, feedback, documentation, Flip Video, Presentations
Subject(s): Speech and Language, Math, Civics, Science, Geometry, English/Language Arts, Social Studies, Algebra, Biology, Calculus, Earth Science, Reading, Writing, Special Needs, Life Science, Dyslexia, Geography, Social Skills, Trigonometry, History
Grades K through 12
NETS-S Standard:
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Research and Information Fluency
  • Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
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School: Olathe Elementary School, Olathe, CO
Planned By: Debbie Matteson
Original Author: Debbie Matteson, Olathe
The teacher will create a place in the classroom where a flip camera can be set up for students to use independently to document their solutions or methods of solving a variety of class and/or independent study problems. This would be especially useful for weekly assigned critical thinking problems that have open ended responses. A open top refrigerator box would be ideal for the "booth" with the camera mounted inside so students would merely need to press the start button to record their responses. Students could use the booth throughout the day independent of classroom activities. A sign-in log would be useful to control use of the booth and track student participation.

* Would give additional opportunities to students who are reluctant to participate in whole group discussions to respond and share their ideas.
*Teachers could then review the students responses and check for understanding of concepts.
*Teachers could review the videos with the student(s) to provide feedback.
*Students with unique, clear, or creative solutions could become "experts" whose
videos could then be shared with other students in class or on school web
pages as examples of ways to find solutions.
*Students gain an opportunity to learn more than one way to solve problems and
help students develop critical thinking/problem solving skills.
*Students who have difficulty with written communication would have an alternative for responding to assignments.
*Students gain an opportunity to show and validate their thinking.
*Cross-curriculum applications.
*Additional applications: how to videos, vocabulary development, oral presentations, monitor reading skills by student and teacher, sharing their stories.
Cross-Curriculum Ideas
Could be used across all curriculum areas.
Follow-Up
*Teachers could then review the students responses and check for understanding of concepts.
*Teachers could review the videos with the student(s) to provide feedback.
*Student with unique, clear, or creative solutions could become "experts" whose
videos could then be shared with other students in class or on school web
pages as examples of ways to find solutions.
Materials: Batteries, Tripods, Short Throw Projectors, Flip Video