Using screenshots to predict content – How to teach English with videos EP03



hi and welcome to the third episode of how to teach English videos today we're going to look at how we can use screenshots so pictures we take of one second or even less our video and to get learners to predict the content of various types of videos let's get started so the first film we'd like to show you today is called five things every presenter needs to know and we found it on the film english website which we love by the way um and it's about five things every presenter needs to know about people and so with a video like this it can make sense to choose five screen shots and illustrating the fine things that every presenter needs to know about people let me show you the five screen shots that I picked from this video for the five tips and what I would get my learner's do is to describe first what they see in the picture so in this picture we've got a person a man I'm gonna wear learn and we've got something twenty twenty something three boxes with twenty written in there and then the next step is and if you have the paper if you have the pictures given out on piece of paper then students could ride their idea on the flip side their idea about what the actual tip is so you tell them that the video is about five tips that are present only to know our people so they know how to try and formulate what the picture they think represents so let's look at the next one so here again they do the description you know I hear presentations that and whatever else they can see the picture and then they see moon maybe the tip is mmm remember your audience is listening to you and looking at you and your slides at the same time and you would do that for the rest of the screenshots so in this case five tips or about five different screenshots and once that has been done so students have described why didn't see the picture and on the sigh they wrote their idea and again you might be familiar with this work from one of our previous videos the pictures can be passed on to another pair who again can look at the picture speculate and on the backside check if they agree with what another pair is written and if yes they can ticket and if no they can offer a better alternative so when this has gone on for sufficient amount of time you can play the video so students can check so let's actually look at this point by the second tips to see how close we were number two multiple sensory channels compete during a presentation there are two sensory channels that are the most active visual and auditory your audience is looking at you and listening to you they're also possibly looking at slides you're showing if the slides are visuals that are easy to understand like photos or diagrams that add extra context and meaning then having these multiple channels audio and visual are a positive experience for the audience but if the slides are hard to read if they're complicated if there's a lot of text on them then the visual channel is going to be distracting the visual channel Trump's auditory with it okay there do me so we establish that there was an audio channel and a visual channel but really we didn't really talk about interplay between the two okay so there was one idea for this kind of animated video that explained something but it can also use the same idea for any video that has a story that has a narrative and so what I do is I'll just pause the video or kind of every minute and take a screenshot of what is happening and then you can give out these pictures your students well if you want to you can project them or you can give to each group of students a set up these pictures cut up and through their first task is to try and put these pictures in order let's look at an example so here's a video fear of flying about fear of flying and / um let's actually look at the first sort of 15 seconds of the video together I sometimes do this with my students and then sometimes I don't because I think the more they don't know the more interesting it can be but some students definitely benefit from getting some kind of framework within which they can be creative so it's helpful if they can watch the beginning of the movie so there are the five pictures and again if you watch the beginning of the movie with the students then they will know what this picture stands for and what was happening here and that could be beneficial for some students to have that kind of scaffolding but you can also choose just to give them the pictures so first they describe what they can see in the picture then they speculate what might be happening and then they try to put the pictures into chronological order so they could do this in pairs or groups and then it's a good idea to get this Union to share their story with another pair or another group and see if they agree or disagree and then you would watch the video as a whole class and everyone could check whether their order was correct or different and how their narrative compared to what they actually saw in the video and this can also be two really good discussions right unfortunately we don't have the time here and show you the whole video I love this video there are many great videos in film English but this is one of my favorite stuff handmade so do check it out there's gonna be a link in the description below on YouTube mmm and also if you want to know what the five tips are that every presenter needs to know then we've got a link for that as well about how you take a screen shot and for me the simplest thing to do is to find the key on my keyboard or my laptop that says prince granion or i think technically it says fruit cup and so when I press that what's my screen is copied and so one option I have is to open a word document if I'm creating a worksheet for the website for example and I can just paste the picture in there by pressing and V or pasting in a right-click and paste um I use Dropbox and Dropbox automatically saves my screenshots into a folder and I think it's possible that other software might do that so I have it all stored conveniently in in one place and then it's easy for me to work with it okay that was it for today we hope you liked tips and you get to try them in class soon and we'll see you next time bye

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