Inside the Classroom - Videos

Evidence-Based Science Education in Action


Wondering how to manage small group activities in a large lecture hall? Heard about 2-stage exams, but want to see the logistics? This video collection shows clips from university science and math classrooms, along with commentary pointing out key aspects and strategies. Most clips include a description, the context in which the strategy is used, the clip with accompanying text to help focus on key features, some tips from the instructor, teaching materials used in this particular strategy (when available), and references pointing to research that supports use of this strategy. The site includes excellent resources for each video.

Tutoring Practices in Large Classes

Two-Stage Mid-term Exam

Active Learning Mathematics Class

Active Learning with Worksheets

Worksheets in a Large Class

Laboratory and Active Class - Part 1

Laboratory and Active Class - Part 2

Jigsaw Activity as Capstone - Part 1

University of Colorado Science Education Initiative Video Series


Short videos produced by the University of Colorado Science Education Initiative (CU-SEI) with implementation tips. Includes 3 videos on using clickers in upper division courses.

Group Work in the College Classroom

Group Work in the College Classroom - Part 1

Group Work in the College Classroom - Part 2

Clickers in the Classroom

How to Use Clickers Effectively

Clickers: Students and Teachers Speak

Anatomy of a Clicker Question

Explain Why You're Using Clickers

The Research: Do Clickers Help Students Learn?

Writing Upper Division Clicker Questions

What Kinds of Questions Do We Ask in Upper Division?

Upper Division Clickers in Action

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Eric Mazur shows interactive teaching
A short video showing Eric Mazur (Harvard University) implementing Peer Instruction using clickers.

 

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Active Learning Videos

iBiology Scientific Teaching Video Series - active learning module (produced by iBiology.org) - info

A collection of videos that provides current and future undergraduate biology instructors with the rationale and...

Laboratory Experience and Whole-Class Follow-Up Activity - Part 1 of 2 - info

How can a large lecture-based class that does not have any official labs add an opportunity for hands-on...

Laboratory Experience and Whole-Class Follow-Up Activity - Part 2 of 2 - info

How can a large lecture-based class that does not have any official labs add an opportunity for hands-on...

Tutoring Practices in Large Classes - info

How can we scale up tutoring strategies to support learning in large classes? This video illustrates instructional...

Two-Stage Exams: Videos - info

In two-stage exams students complete a test as individuals and then immediately complete it, or a similar test...

Two-Stage Midterm Exam for Large Class - info

What are two stage exams, and how can they be run in large classes? In two-stage exams, students start by taking a...

Using Clickers in the Classroom - info

A description of a wide variety of ways to use clickers in the classroom, by Russell James, University of Georgia....

Using Worksheets in a Large Class - info

Worksheet based activities are becoming more common for engaging the minds of all students in large classes. This...

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