Presenting the Repurposed Film

When using a repurposed film in an active setting, it is important to remember that the film is only one aspect of the presentation.

Before watching a film, students could work on material such as vocabulary that is associated or introduced in the film. This vocabulary activity would assist the students in focusing their attention on some of the concepts that they will learn.

Then while watching the film, the students could answer concept relevant questions or, at relevant times, the film could be stopped and a discussion concerning the science content or context could occur. This action would review the concepts while eliciting student performance in a stimulating situation.

Sometime while the film has been stopped or after the film has been shown, there should be some form of hands on activity. The hands-on activity creates a physical link with the concepts from the repurposed film and enhances the retention and transfer of the science concepts.

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