Student Produced Video Field Trips
As the broadcast proceeds, look for opportunities to do two things:
- reconnect concepts from the field trip to concepts studied in class
- document the HOW and WHY of doing this broadcast
During the Q/A portion(s) of the show:
- Make sure questions are relayed to the speakers audibly and repeated by those who are answering. You may need to help your director or speak up during this critical time.
- If the questions that are submitted through the chat are off topic or too factual, extend them by asking broader questions that may not have specific answers
- Add some targeted questions so students will use terms and concepts they have studied. Jot them on a slip of paper for the chat watcher to relay.
- At the end (perhaps during credits), have the director ask each student to share something new he/she learned during the broadcast, including those contributing via chat.
At the end:
- Be sure that every member of the team, whether on camera or off, is shown (if parents gave permission) and credited by first name for his/her contributions. It may be easiest to invite them all to step forward and introduce themselves on camera at the end of the broadcast. Applaud!
- Be sure to thank your principal, tech staff, and anyone who supported the show (willingly or not). Include fellow teachers and those inconvenienced by the project.
- Invite people to watch the archived video again and invite others to see it. If you wish, provide a means by which viewers can contact the class with questions at a later date.
- End the broadcast with a thank you graphic or board.