Diversification to awaken
Direction to prep
Prefacing the experience with the purpose for watching it and/or expectations of what they are to watch or listen for will help prepare students for learning and understand that it is about more than entertainment.
Discussion to engage
Getting students to think and talk about what they have watched or heard helps them see the implications and application of it for their lives and keeps the lesson relational.
Debriefing to clarify
Exploring the feelings of students about what they just saw or heard identifies misunderstandings, further needs about the issues, and lets you know where to go from there.
Development to involve
Allowing students to be producers of classroom media takes them to higher levels of learning than merely watching or listening and builds ownership into the learning process.