Comments\ Questions phrasing
Annoto provides you the ability to gain insights on learners' activity and learning. Using different types of questions can shed light on different aspects of the learning, such as: learners' online presence, levels of understanding, video feedback, etc.
These questions dig deeper into the content of the video and provide a clearer view of the levels of understanding - of a specific learner as an individual and of all learners as a whole.
- Theory to Practice
- Probing questions
- Cause and effect
- "What are potential reasons for..."
- "What are the advantages and disadvantages of..."
- "Analyze the video according to the model we studied in our last session"
Illustration: Questions aimed to check knowledge
It is recommended to ask questions that will encourage varied answers, rather than asking a Yes\No question, that may ne resulted by multiple “yes’s” in the discussion.
This type of questions enables learners to share what's on their minds and can increase the reach in terms of the number of users that will participate. As opposed to knowledge questions (that in case they are not mandatory, probably only learners who have confidence in their knowledge will answer), questions that ask learners to share feelings and thoughts can get more users to answer (even the “shy” ones), as there is no “right” and “wrong” when it comes to feelings .
- Emotional questions
- Reflection Questions
- "How did that video make you feel? "
- "What would you do differently..?"
- “How would you use what you’ve learned in this video in your daily life?”
Illustration: Emotion-based question
You may invite students to reply to their peers, in order to increase the students’ interaction, and to empower the learning-fusion.
The main idea of this assignment is to cause learners to get in the video and watch it.
- Identifying elements in the video
- "Please identify all the ... in the video"
- "Describe the actions of character X in the video”
- "What 3 key elements are mentioned in the video? "
Illustration: Identifying question
Adding a question that includes the phrase: “until this moment” or “so far” towards the end of the video keeps the students “on their toes” in terms of staying concentrated throughout the video.
For example: “What is the uniqueness of the video from the beginning and up until this moment? “
“What musical elements did you recognize in the song so far?”
Of course, any other question that comes to mind can be used.