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Lesson Plans


Art Class Demos

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Marvin P Bartel (marvinpb)
Tue, 6 Oct 1998 19:14:17 -0500


Many of us already have a fairly large video monitor in our classrooms with
which to show videos. I have found that I can wire a video camera directly
to the video monitor and focus the camera on what I am doing during a
demonstration. Generally I place it so the camera sees what I see. A large
class can all see exactly what I am doing from the same viewpoint as they
see it when they do it. I improvise a way to mount the camera directly over
my demonstration. It can require a quantity of duct tape to mount a tripod
properly. By zooming in close, I can show very small procedures so the whole
class can see. If a student happens to be absent, they can watch the tape,
or another student can do the demo for them. I like to work close to the
monitor so students can see both the monitor and me without much trouble.

Having said this, I don't favor demonstrations as the best way to teach a
new thing. I favor every student doing step-by-step preliminary practice.
When their hands are doing it, they are never unattentive to instructions.
They remember it better. When a demo has to be used, it seems to work best
to have students themselves to practice as soon as possible after the demo.
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