This week I tested a new, fun way to review information with the students. It’s an idea I call Not Quite Right™ review videos. You probably noticed that students love to correct teachers when they make a mistake – however small it may be. I took that concept and intentionally made several mistakes in this video and had the students hunt them down. The results were even better than I expected!
This style of animation tends to hold attention very well and we plan to keep adding more along with answer keys and worksheets. If interested please leave a comment and let us know what topics you would like to see in this format.
Here are some suggestions for using this video in your classroom.
Leave a Few Minutes to Watch Video Twice
I would plan to watch the video at least twice. It can move fast for some students, plus they get caught up in the animation. Watching it twice was enough for most students to find at least four mistakes with only a few students able to find all 6. I called them my “elite” students for the day.
Get Class Involved in Answers
When going over the answers with the first class I covered them one by one. Boring! For my other classes I replayed the video a third time while I stood at the play/pause button. The students then called out “stop” after each time we hit a mistake and we reviewed it. This made it really fun!