Mr. Avery’s class found a fantastic way to share their skills with the public using interesting topics and methods. As a math teacher, I found the post including the video about adding decimals impressive. You can read the post and view the video here:
Students used the statistics from the top grossing movies to demonstrate adding decimals. Student anchors introduced each guest and the students made the lesson informational for others struggling with the concept. Students worked together and it was clear that this was a student-led project.
I have been interested in widening the audience for my students and student video creation is one method I plan on using. This student project could be used in my classroom, especially for extension projects at the end of the year. The fact that Mr. Avery’s class’ involves the entire class in the creation of a video is a fantastic idea. All students are engaged and invested. I may modify this and ask my students to create videos in small groups (perhaps on different topics). Either way, my students will practice working with others and will be sharing their knowledge with the world.