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Re: Greetings from Canada -Video Aids

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Scurfield (scurfield)
Wed, 19 Feb 1997 23:28:36 -0600

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Sidnie Miller wrote:
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> I find that videos don't really work well with my 8th graders. I have the
> best feedback when I show slides and do the talking myself. They tend to
> tune out videos and their slick presentation. Of course if you have them
> take notes and promise a test you can force them to listen but they really
> hate videos unless they are ultra entertaining--like movies. I can never
> quite get used to this since getting a movie of any kind --even a stupid
> film strip--was always such a treat to us in the age of dinos. Sid
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> ###########################I find the same is true at the college level. My students would much
rather listen to me bumble through the slides than watch the very
professional "Art of the Western World" series. I keep the segments
short, 15-20 min, but still I get flack.

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