Cameras, Vampires and Learning

Delivery Method: 

Four girls have decided to make paper teeth for their vampire costumes in preparation for Halloween. Add to this particular activity the presence of the video camera. As you watch, decide if you agree with the following statements. 1. The camera offers the children a meta-cognitive perspective. 2. This activity offers the children a chance to practice leadership strategies 3. This activity offers all four girls a chance to differentiate their contribution to the project. 4. Talking out loud as they work in a small group offers each child a chance to think about the meaning of an utterance. 5. The children co-construct how video replay works. Can you identify other ways to justify the educational value of this seemingly ordinary experience?

Keywords: Fives, Child-Child, Communication, Leadership, Pretense

Length of stand alone master video clip: 3 minutes 1 second