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Friday, May 18, 2018

Three Ways to Collect Video Reflections from Students

As the 2017-18 school year winds down for many of us, it's a good time to have students reflect on what they learned throughout the year. You could have students write these reflections and post them on a classroom blog. Another option is to have them record one-take videos to share their reflections with you and their classmates. Here are three ways that you could have your students record and share video reflections.

Flipgrid
"Flipgrid fever" has caught on in many schools over the last year. If you haven't tried it yet, this is a perfect time to give it a whirl. fantastic service for collecting video responses to prompts that you pose to your students. The basic concept behind Flipgrid is that it enables you to post a video prompt and then have your students respond through video by using the webcams in their laptops or through the cameras on their smartphones or tablets. All responses are collected and displayed in a grid format. Watch the following video that I created and learn how to start using Flipgrid today.


SeeSaw
SeeSaw is a popular digital portfolio service that works on iPads, Chromebooks, Android tablets, Mac, and Windows. If you're already using it, take advantage of the built-in video recording tool to have your students post short reflections to include

Padlet
Padlet took a lot of flack last month for the way that they handled their change in pricing structures. That said, you can still create and maintain three Padlet walls for free. Use one of those walls to have students post their video reflections. Watch the following video to learn how students can add videos to Padlet walls.