5.5.a Asynchronous Instructional Video Samples-ST Summer 20201

The following videos are from a lesson Nicole Naditz designed for her French 1 class, a lesson from Penny Causarano in Chinese, and a lesson from David Briggs in Arabic, and a lesson from Hajar in Persian). These videos were NOT created to perfectly meet these assignment requirements, but they are examples of asynchronous language lessons. We hope that the examples, and your reflections on what could be improved, may help you as you develop, record, and share your own short learning episode (10 minutes maximum per FlipGrid time limit). 

The following videos are from our participants. 

Arabic teacher, Thana Jarjour, created a learning episode on Syrian Breakfast . Here is  Thana’s video, and you can also find her Syrian Breakfast Learning Plan on STARTALK CREATE

Chinese teacher, Lin Lin, created a learning episode on Barn animals. Here is Lin’s video, and you can find her Barn Animal learning plan on STARTALK CREATE.

Activity Details

Watch 2 lessons: ideally one in your language and one in a language you don’t speak. You will review both of them in this assignment so you will probably want to take notes as you watch the two episodes. See the list  below for items you will need to write about in your review–this can help you with your note taking.  When you have finished watching the video above, take some time to reflect on what you observed, what you didn’t observe, and what you think you might have done to enhance the lesson. 

  1. Maintaining target language
  2. Checking for student comprehension
  3. Providing learners opportunities to produce language
  4. Technology use
  5. How the lesson you watched will influence the asynchronous lesson you are developing.

When you are done watching and taking notes on two of the lessons, return to this assignment to type your review of them or submit a link to your review created in another tool, such as Google Docs.

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