Swartzwelder, Cassandra

Topic: Educational Theory and Practice (ET)

Teachers TV/UK Department of Education (Producer). (2010). Resources: Deep Learning with Mini Whiteboards [Video file]. Retrieved from Education in Video: Volume I database. Retrieved from: https://search-alexanderstreet-com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/view/work/bibliographic_entity|video_work|1782550

In this video, a second grade history class uses whiteboards to solve a problem that is given by the classroom teacher. Students have to determine what type of material they will build a castle out of in 1081. The teacher asks several follow up questions. Students are thinking critically about several things at once while trying to solving the problem. The use of the whiteboards allows students to make mistakes and erase their mistakes. It also allows them to share their answer without being put on the spot and telling the whole class. In turn this builds the students confidence and they will feel more comfortable sharing in class.

The video does a great job of demonstrating what deep learning is and how you can create it in the classroom. Instead of having the students work on their own from a textbook, the teacher is involved and goes through the steps with the whole class. You could tell that students have a much deeper understanding and learning.