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This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of -0001-11-30.
I liked the demonstration during the last half of the video, as visual aids are always a plus. However, perhaps a different route, other than showing text and having a voice over, could have been used.
Awesome job, it was very informative and I like the idea of allowing those students who don't necessarily feel comfortable speaking out in class to share their perspective. However, as you mentioned with them incorporating facebook and twitter into the systems i feel like these could lead to distractions in the classroom. what's to keep kids from just quickly typing out a quick lazy response then going right back to surfing the web.
I thought you two did a great job. This is the best of the videos I've seen so far. Your explination of why Open Ended Response Systems are useful was great. As a shy student, I would have found this to be very useful in school. Also, the fact that it allows you to save time by having a whole class answer questions all at once. One issue that you could have mentioned is that it require that each student has a phone or computer to respond on in class, which is not always available.
I liked the organization of this video. Two things I would have done differently might have been to use a hook at the beginning of the video and work in the examples of open-endedresponse facilitators throughout the presentation instead of at the end.
I liked this video. I thought it would be helpful to have more images or sound effects, but it was very informative and I really liked the tutorial. It definitely did its job of teaching the students about the subject!
-how you you did a no-frills step-by-step tutorial for how to access the different tools available.
-all of the information on the response systems was very clear and easy to understand.
Some things that could be addressed:
-using a program such as iVideo could have made the presentation more watchable/gripping.
-there were some hiccups with the editing, stray sounds, etc. but that is a very small criticism.
I thought your video was very easy to follow along to and explained very well the pros of open ended response systems. And I like how you brought us to a website and showed us exactly how to create one. But I do wish you had explained some of the cons of them and it would have been very beneficial I think to have summarized your findings about these systems at the end of your video.
I thought your video was very clear and made the idea of open ended response systems and how they work very easy to understand. Everything flowed and the example helped show specifics. The only advice I could think to give is there were some spelling mistakes and random sounds in the background.
I like how easy the content and instructions were to follow, and your video makes a good argument on how relevent the open ended discussion tools are to aid classroom instruction. I think the video can improve by utilizing some sound effects or music, and I found myself wanting to hear about the other open ended discussion tools mentioned besides "poll everywhere."
The video was informative. I'm still unsure of how I feel about cell phones in the classroom, but if it was for an educational response it might be different. Then how do you get the students to refocused after the poll. I do think it is a good idea to get all the students talking though. Many students are afraid to speak up because of the fear of sounding dumb, so this is a good resource for all students.
This video is full of good information. You obviously put a lot of effort into organizing your presentation, and it's nice to see well-formatted slides. I liked your poll everywhere demonstration. I think it was possibly the most interesting part of your presentation. I would have liked to see more deviation from the slides, and possibly a little more creativity in the way that the information was presented. Overall, I think this was a good presentation.
I like that this video is information based. You guys did a really great job in answering the questions in details. I liked that you gave an example of an open ended response. Using an online database is definitely easier to keep track of student's responses. Great job!
I think the topic and information provided is strong and interesting. I really enjoyed how you integrated twitter and Facebook into learning and different ways students could participate. All of the major points were clearly expressed, but like what others have posted, additional visual effects would take this tool to the next level! Great job overall!
Great job, i like the use of powerpoint in your video. It was really interesting and the use of information in regards to the use of open-ended type questions in the classroom was very information and something all teachers should be informed on. While the powerpoint was great I would agree with other posters that maybe a little more excitement could be introduced and added to the video, but overall it was great.
I really liked how you mentioned that Facebook and Twitter can be incoorperated into the curriculum by using this tool. I feel like this allows more participation from the students, and it is something that they are familiar with, and are willing to use it. I also liked how this tool can encourage shy students to express their opinions when otherwise they probably would be too nervous to do so. The powerpoint was a good idea, but maybe a little more excitement in the video can be given. More animation and visual effects could also enhance this video.
The video had a lot of information and because I really like demonstrations the ending was good. Reading from the powerpoints was not bad at all, but I felt things could have been mixed up a bit like photos, music or something. Then again, for this topic I can see why photos would be hard to display. Very nice job.
This was very informative. You hit all the major points and explained them well. The tutorial was nice, too, because I am awful at navigating new websites sometimes. However, there wasn't much entertainment value to it. Though the information is the most important part, it would be good to have some sort of hook to keep viewer interest (music, pictures, pop culture references, etc.).
I thought your video was very informative and I learned a lot about open ended response systems! The only thing that could have improved the video is that it would have been more exciting to have diagrams/images instead of simply reading off of the powerpoint. The end where you showed the tutorial was great but I would have liked to see more of that throughout the video to grab your attention from the beginning. It was still great though!
I like how thoroughly you answered each question and I liked how you walked us through creating a poll. It could have had a better hook and it would be more interesting with images or music.
I like that you mentioned a strength of this is that the shy students can hopefully participate more. I also like that you mentioned how students who may have been out for various reasons could see what they missed. One obstacle that I see with using this is that it would be hard to monitor if students are strictly doing that or if they are abusing their phone/computer to play games on. Another suggestion that I have for the video in general is to maybe try and incorporate more than just a voice over power-point and the webpage at the end, maybe add some more images of things that would relate to this.
This resource received a 3* rating because it is part of the larger resource Cool Tools YouTube Uploads, created as part of a pre-secondary teacher education program. This larger resource received a rating of 3-Exemplary in the Curriki Review System. You can learn more about this larger resource by reading its review and comments.