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Introducing the video camera as a tool
to carry out project-based learning classroom
activities provides the participating students
with a feedback which reinforces what works
for them as an individual, as a group and
helps them to recognize their stronger skills.
- Students formed groups of four people and
assigned roles to each member of the group
(director, cameraperson, talents).
- Then, they brainstormed on whom they were
going to interview (someone famous) and what
questions they would ask.
- Later, they were shown how to operate the
camera and shoot a video.
- Students began practicing with the video
camera and the interviews simultaneously (all
- Later, the teacher made the arrangements
to shoot the video. The important part of
this activity was that each student had his
well-defined role in the video activity. At
this point, all of the members of each group
had to know how to operate the camera.
- Finally, the students viewed their production
together with the teacher and shared experiences
and perceptions of the activity.
This activity contituted part of an educational
research conducted at TSD, Mission Campus,
CCSF. For more information on this research