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Use Digital Video to Explain Abstract Concepts

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Participate and share : Poster

Wednesday, June 26, 11:00 am–1:00 pm
Location: Posters: Level 4, Terrace Ballroom Lobby, Table 20

Dr. Michael Harvey  
The session involves students researching a topic and creating short animations to explain abstract scientific concepts. The students' visualizations are then peer assessed to provide formative feedback. Through an iterative process, students develop their animations further to reinforce learning and understanding of what can be complex scientific principles.

Audience: Teachers, Principals/head teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Intermediate
Attendee devices: Devices not needed
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Flipgrid
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Instructional design and delivery
Grade level: 9-12
Subject area: STEM/STEAM, Science
ISTE Standards: For Students:
Creative Communicator
  • Students communicate complex ideas clearly and effectively by creating or using a variety of digital objects such as visualizations, models or simulations.
Empowered Learner
  • Students use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.
Knowledge Constructor
  • Students build knowledge by actively exploring real-world issues and problems, developing ideas and theories and pursuing answers and solutions.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

Apply formative student based assessment in their classrooms.

Understand the importance of the iterative nature of formative assessment.

Develop an appreciation of the use of visual animations to explain complex abstract scientific concepts.

Supporting research

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Dr. Michael Harvey, Marlborough College, Malaysia

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