2. Some students' responses are very short, brief, and not detailed. This made me think - Is this how their real WSQs are and I just haven't seen them? This opens my eyes to a lot, but I can't sit here every night and read them as they are submitted. However, having them submit it online gives them the knowledge that I will be reading them in detail at some point and if they don't do a complete job they will have to do it again. With the written WSQ, it is basically impossible for me to read through each student's writing every day in class - there just isn't enough time! So, I think the online WSQ holds them a little more accountable for the quality of their reflection.
4. I created a Wordle Word Cloud with what my students wrote for the question "What was the trickiest part of this concept for you?". I heard about Wordle from another flipped classroom teacher (sorry I can't remember who it was at this point, but thank you!). I thought it was kind of neat to have the visual of the "most written" words, which could lead to discussion in class.
6. Class discussion ("5 minute WSQ") was just okay this week. I feel like the kids struggled to hold as deep of a conversation as they have been having since they did not have their written WSQ in front of them. I had the questions projected on the screen, but since they did not have their answers in front of them, they had to remember everything from memory. Also, they could not add to what they wrote if they thought of something else after discussing it with their groups. In addition, the questions they asked after the video didn't all get answered (normally they actually have to write down their answer in their notebook to ensure they asked it).
- I am going to continue to use the "playlist" on MentorMob, but NOT use Educreations. I would love to use YouTube, but I will probably have to end up using SchoolTube for the playlists because of students who view it at school. I'm not sure if SchoolTube will have the same loading issues, but we'll see. This also means I will have all the videos offline that students can still get on flash drive or watch on my non-internet computers if needed. They just won't have the ease of the playlist.
- I am going to continue to use an Online WSQ for at least a portion of the assignment. If I now require some online, some handwritten, will that increase student workload? They would be still doing the same amount, but now they would have to submit a portion online and a portion handwritten, which I am thinking my students will think is "so much more work". What I am thinking is:
- Online - "secret question" answers & "The part I understood the most is..." & "the part I am still confused about is..."
- Handwritten - 2-4 Guided summary questions + their own HOT question/answer
- I actually prefer completing the WSQ online because less writing for me and its the same thing regardless since were just typing out our answers. The only thing I didn't like about the assignments from tues and wed is that they weren't up on youtube, and I'd rather watch them there.
- The online WSQ was okay. I liked that I didn't have to write it out on paper and instead I could just type it out and submit it online. Also, doing the online WSQ is great because I was able to have the WSQ page and the concept videos open side by side so I could add some things to my WSQ when I heard it on the video (usually, I would be too busy taking notes in my SSS while watching the videos and I would have to wait until after the videos to write out my WSQ in my notebook). The "playlist" feature was a little bit confusing at first but I think I've got the hang of it. It was really helpful that the videos are all on the playlist in the steps so that I could easily go on to the next video. There were no technical difficulties for me while I was watching the videos or submitting the WSQ online.
- I actually like the online WSQ b/c it makes us do it at home instead of at lunch before your class. But the entire lessons online the way you did it this week was a fail.
- I liked the idea of doing it online because that way i know what i need to answer and pay more attention to do. Because before I'd be doing the video i did my summary while listening and now i did everything right after the videos.
- I really liked the online WSQ. This is because I liked being able to do everything at once. The playlist feature was also very helpful because if it wasn't for that I would have to spend precious time scrolling and looking for the next video. Because I would watch the videos pretty late at night, I submitted the WSQ the next day during lunch.
- I did not like the "online WSQ" because I like the paper in front of me to discuss. Submitting the WSQ was easy because we just need to click the submit button.