The video that I chose for my learners is Brain Breaks for Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade // Mindfulness, social emotional learning, & more!
As part of our interactive learning resource, the learners would be required to watch this video on brain breaks. While watching the video, the learners would need to pay attention and take key notes of what are brain breaks, what is the science behind brain breaks, why are brain breaks effective, and what are some of the different brain breaks that can be used with this age group. This video would be an effective video for student learning because it covers many different topics about brain breaks and it also includes sample brain breaks for students to apply their learning.
Once the students have watched the video, they will have two tasks. Their first task is by taking the key information about what makes a brain break effective, they will need to research and describe three different types of brain breaks. Their second task will be to write a blog post to their peers about their three different brain breaks and answer these essential questions:
- What is a brain break?
- What is the science behind brain breaks? (What makes them effective?)
- What are the student benefits of implementing brain breaks in the classroom?
- Describe your three brain break activities.
Through the activities of taking notes, researching, and responding via a blog post, the learners will be developing many skills. It would ensure that our learners are socially learning, learning from each other, and putting the acquired information into their own language. The social component enhances learning and through creating a blog post, it allows students to work through their conceptions, misconceptions, and personally applying the information. It would also allow students to develop their technology skills and using creative common resources.
Once students have completed the video, notes, blog post, and responded to a couple peers, the instructor would evaluate the learner on a four-point proficiency scale. This would allow the instructor to assess how well the student was able to learn, build, and apply their knowledge about brain breaks. The feedback would be all through technology and the instructor would give written or oral feedback (through video or voice memos).