Monday, 25 September 2017

Children teaching by video

PUPILS at Sonning Common Primary School have started to make videos to help teach other children.

PUPILS at Sonning Common Primary School have started to make videos to help teach other children.

The group, known as Sonning Common University, are pupil-tutors who make tutorial videos using iPads.

The films are uploaded on to the school’s website to be viewed by other pupils.

Eight year six childen are making the videos with Rupert Loader, who teaches maths, music and sport. They used to make videos for maths but are now branching out into literacy and science.

The pupils run focus groups with two children from each year once they have made the video to get feedback and make any adjustments. They also ask the groups what they would subjects to tackle in future videos.



Headteacher Chris Hirst said: “We have always, on a small scale, made videos with the children as it is a way of reinforcing their learning.

“The software being used requires a little training but now the children are at the stage of being almost independent in creating the videos.”



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