Wednesday, November 23

Video-based Questions (VBQ’s)

In light of our upcoming PD day on assessment, I thought that this would be an appropriate time to share the article, These Google Forms Turn Video From Passive to Active Learning, recently published on eSchool News. The author of the article, Kelly Grotrian, discusses her use of video-based questions (VBQ’s) for assessment purposes. Inspired from the standard document-based question activity, or DBQ, she describes VBQ’s as a series of videos with critical thinking and higher-level questions. The novelty of this idea, according to Grotrian, is that students are in control of their learning.

Grotrian uses Google Forms to share the VBQ’s with her students and to gather their responses to the questions. She also has students creating their own VBQ’s as an extension of their learning experience.

If anyone is interested in pursuing this type of assessment activity and would like my assistance, please let me know.

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