This is a series of 6 worksheets designed to help students take notes from educational videos. This document includes all 6 pages. I like to invite students to choose which worksheet they will use for a given video to allow self-differentiation according to various learning styles. Each sheet requires different types of responses to encourage students to think about the material in more than one way. These work for STEM, language arts, social studies, history, science, and cross-curricular videos.
Worksheet 1 asks students to summarize the video, draw and label a picture, and write what they found most interesting. I recommend specifying that students write a complete sentence for this question, and saying that "nothing" and "I don't know" are not acceptable answers.
Worksheet 2 asks students to draw and caption a series of pictures that show what the video is about.
Worksheet 3 asks students to write what they learned from the video, choose 4 vocabulary words from the video to define and draw picture representations of, and write the main question the video answers.
Worksheet 4 asks students to write questions and corresponding answers from the video.
Worksheet 5 asks students to write 5 facts, 5 vocabulary words and definitions, and 5 questions from the video.
Worksheet 6 asks students to write the video's main idea, supporting ideas, and details, as well as questions from or about the video, and what they found most interesting in the video.