This document is designed to keep students engaged during movies in class.
The document provides spaces for students to draw an illustration in the left hand columns of what they have seen during the movie. The right hand side gives students an opportunity to write down key terms or take written notes of the movie.
This gives those students who are kinesthetic the process of writing down their notes, visual students to draw pictures of their notes, and auditory students the ability to turn what they just heard into notes. Furthermore, because these notes are created by students and not the teacher there is a higher probability for retention of information.
1) The best way I have found to use this practice is to play the movie for about 3-5 min.
2) Then Pause the movie and give students time to fill in BOTH boxes. They should summarize what they have just seen.
3) While students are finishing their notes. The teacher pulls out 3-5 key points that the students should understand.
4) Continue playing the movie for 3-5 min. and repeat the process.
If the teacher would like they could also use this to display storyboard notes or make it a cooperative learning activity for sequence in a story/movie.