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Think aloud videos

This video explores how pupils can make use of videos to explain their thinking and make their thought processes visible to their teacher.

In a previous step, we heard how teacher talk-alouds can be used to help model thinking to develop students’ knowledge and understanding of new ideas. In this video, Dr Claire Badger, Senior Teacher, Teaching and Learning at Godolphin & Latymer (secondary), shares how the use of talk-aloud videos can also help pupils to articulate their own thinking, providing valuable feedback about their learning and helping them to develop metacognitive strategies.

If you’re interested in how technology can support metacognition in the classroom, you may like to read this article written by Claire and colleagues form other settings Using technology to promote metacognition.

The tool used by Claire is:

  • Explain Everything – an interactive whiteboard and video tool
  • The research report on metacognition from the Education Endowment Foundation that Claire references can be viewed here
  • Whilst Claire references the use of iPads, consider what might enable you to achieve similar in your own context if you don’t currently have a 1-1 iPad scheme.
When you are ready click the ‘Mark as complete’ button below and then select ‘Supporting collaboration and dialogue with technology’ to consider how technology might support collaboration in the classroom.
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