Create a classroom community of empowered students where their voice is shared and heard using video discussions. This resource is meant to provide your students with an organized and cohesive script to follow when presenting on a topic. In this way, they can independently share with others and continue to build their confidence in presenting. We love to use Flipgrid and Seesaw to record and discuss our fun topics during whole group lessons and as a station activity.
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THE FOLLOWING IS INCLUDED:
-Student Checklist: Provide students with a checklist of everything they need to be aware of before, during, and after completing their video discussion.
-EDITABLE Grading Rubric: This is optional and you can use if you’d like to take a grade.
-EDITABLE Video Discussion Challenge Board: 3 premade boards included. Challenge your students to complete video topics of their choice.
22 VIDEO DISCUSSION SCRIPTS
-Introduce Yourself: The perfect way to start using video discussion in the classroom is to start by having students share all about themselves! The easiest topic to present on!
-Best Book Ever: This is all about recommending the best book to them.
-The Great Debate: Choose the debate topic for the class and have students choose a side by stating their opinion with supporting evidence.
-#Newsworthy: A current events reaction script. Students read a current event and reflect on it.
-Lesson Expert: Select the unit or topic for a student to teach to the class. Perfect when introducing a lesson, as a review during a lesson, or as a way of checking in on student learning.
-Be A Leader...: Students reflect on what it means to be a strong leader, and they share all the ways in which they can lead the way too.
-School Takeover: Your students will share the one thing they would change about your school, why it matters to them, and how it would impact others.
-Field Trip Rating: Have your students share their field trip experience with the class right after coming back to school! Each student has a different perspective and something new to share.
-Best Field Trip Ever: They’ll share their favorite field trip experience of all time.
-Grow & Glow: Students reflect on areas of strength and improvement. This would be perfect to do at the beginning and end of year and to share with families at conferences.
-Best Year Ever: Students share their favorite memory from the school year.
-Best Grade Ever: Have your class present on what made this grade level the absolute best, share advice with incoming students, and their hopes for the future. (grades 3-5 included)
-Best Teacher Ever: We all know teachers are amazing! It’s time to hear it from the perspective of your students!
-Favorite Subject: Students describe their absolute favorite subject of all time and explain how they reached their decision.
-#Summertime: As summer approaches students can share their summer plans.
-It’s a Book Talk-Theme: Discuss the theme of a novel or passage and
-It’s a Book Talk-Summarize: This is optional and you can use if you’d like to take a grade.
-STEM/STEAM Challenge: Students will reflect on their STEM challenge experience. There is a separate script for STEM and STEAM challenges.
-Meet My Family: Your class will get to share and showcase their family and what makes them so special.
-Holiday Traditions: This script is focused on students sharing their unique family traditions and why they matter to them.
-Holidays Around the World: Let your students reflect and recap on your holidays around the world unit by sharing details on where you all “traveled”, their favorite holiday, and what was the most interesting to them.
-Hello, New Year: Your students will get to share their NYE plans and family traditions along with their top resolution.