- I had to try and switch between teaching concepts and guiding the "blogger".
- There was no time after the teaching moment to work with the "blogger" to upload the video and create a blog entry.
- The lesson lacked the smooth transitions I have worked so hard over the past few years to instill into my lessons.
So, what have I learned from this?
- Have the teaching moment(s) occur very early in the lesson; maybe have a short task for the students to work on while I get the "teaching" organised (there is often another teacher in the room prior to my lesson so this cannot always be done prior to the lesson).
- Once the majority of the students are working on their particular task(s), work with the "blogger" and get him/her blogging during the lesson; hopefully this will encourage students to send/bring the "blogger" any of their work they wanted included in the blog entry for that lesson.
- Starter Activity
- Teaching Moment (+ experiment/demo, maybe)
- Student-based Task(s)
- encourage all students to keep a digital record of their work (photos, video etc)
- get blogger started on the entry for that lesson, including uploading the video footage
- once blogger is working away, help other students/groups
Hopefully, this sequence will work better and create a good routine for my classes to follow.