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Deep Viewing

Students watching and listening to video

Students watching and listening to video (FatCamera, iStockphoto)

Students watching and listening to video

Students watching and listening to video (FatCamera, iStockphoto)

Format

This strategy helps students to gather and summarize information from a video.

Why use it?

  • To make video viewing more interactive than passive
  • To help students focus their viewing of videos
  • To help students summarizing information presented through videos
  • To support students who are visual as well as auditory learners

Tips for success

  • This strategy works well with videos that are very fast paced and dense with information.
  • Choose a video or a piece of a video that is not too long in length. If the video is long, then the video should be chunked to help students summarize the information.

How do I use it?

  • Provide each student with a Deep Viewing reproducible for the video. This can be made from the Deep Viewing Template (see image at right).
Deep Viewing Reproducible Template
Deep Viewing Reproducible Template
  • Students summarize the information presented in the video by writing in the first column “...with picture and sound” while they watch the video.
  • Replay the video with only the picture.
  • Students summarize further information which they gather while viewing the video without sound and add it to the second column “...with picture only.”
  • Replay the video with only the audio.
  • Students summarize further information which they gather while viewing the video without visuals and will add it to the third column “...with audio only.”
  • After the video has been viewed in all three methods, the students:
    • read their notes to one another in pairs or small groups
    • make additions or revisions to their notes
    • write the pooled information on chart paper
    • report to the whole class

Variations

  • If the video has many visuals, such as labelled diagrams, start with viewing the picture only.
  • If the video has very descriptive audio, then start with the audio only.
  • Not all three viewing methods need to be shown; however, picture and audio together should always be shown as one.

Extensions

  • As a more enriching strategy, students are instructed to not only record what they see but also engage with it by:
    • asking questions
    • noting unique or difficult vocabulary
    • stating feelings
    • making connections
    • challenging or objecting to what they hear
    • creating a visual response

Using this Strategy

Create Your Own

Deep Viewing Reproducible Template [Google doc] [.pdf]

Create Your Own

Deep Viewing Reproducible Template [Google doc] [.pdf]

Ready to Use

References

Cambridge University Press blog (2015, October 22). 5 ways to use video in the classroom.