The frame, focus and follow-up approach supports students' negotiation
of a rich understanding of digital video.
Frame: Provide a context that helps students make connections to the main content of the video. To activate prior knowledge ask students questions about the topic to be explored.
Focus: Help students to notice the important moments in the video by providing them with something specific to look for while they watch.
Follow-up: Give students an opportunity to discuss what they saw. By answering questions and describing elements of the video, students consolidate their understanding and have a chance to reflect on their viewing.
Learn more about effective video-based lessons in the VITAL Teacher's Guide special collection.