Create a video on a topic chosen on a first-come, first-served basis
My favorite activity was the create a video project. You can work with a
partner and it's fun to make and really
helps you learn about your topic teaching it to other people.
Purpose and Assignment
Practice communication skills and review and solidify a concept from class
as you create a short real-time video aimed at your classmates.
Here, real-time communication includes real-time handwriting on a board or paper, or real-time manipulations on a computer,
and real-time audio and video.
Your face, voice, and other communication must be present in the video all at the same time, at all times, although
you may begin with some text already there.
Start by introducing yourself and listing the topic you chose. The rest is up to you but you should
focus on reviewing concepts from class and homework and at least one specific example. Explain and discuss the related concepts and example in your
own words. You may work with one other person and turn in one video only if both of you are in it and you subdivide the communication equally.
Creativity is encouraged, but keep it
professional. Explaining concepts to others is one of the best ways to learn yourself.
Pretend you are presenting to the class in real time, but these can be more polished since you can plan,
re-record and make revisions if needed.
Here is a 3-minute sample video for
a different class at a different school.
Please try to keep your video to approximately 5 minutes or less.
Recording from a phone, computer, or tablet is the method I would expect many to use.
Another option is the library tech desk,
which allows you to check out digital equipment, including camcorders. The library also has private
study rooms with whiteboards that you can book and record in.
If you want to borrow a marker for a whiteboard, I can lend that to you.
Taping up paper and writing on that with a marker is another option.
I can also help you film during office hours--for example we could set up my laptop to record you.
Upload your video to your school YouTube channel as follows:
First be sure that you are logged in to your school Gmail account.
Then upload your video.
Change the privacy setting to Unlisted and copy the web address for the video.
Then send me the video link in the private forum on ASULearn.
I'll respond there if I recommend any changes. When it is ready I'll approve your video and will add it to a page on ASULearn
designed to add to the class resources and build community.
If you are uploading from a phone, you might need to first select YouTube, and then log in to your
Rubric and Revisions
The full-credit video is scored on a scale of 2
starts by introducing yourself and listing the topic you chose
focuses on at least one specific example
reviews related concepts from our class/homework
is in your own words
clear and correct
real-time handwriting or manipulations, and at the same time, real-time audio and video of you making eye contact. Your face, voice, and other
communication must be present in the video all at the same time, at all times, although you may begin with some text already there.
please try to keep your video to approximately 5 minutes or less.
(if working with a partner) both of you are in it and you subdivide
the communication equally
A score of 1 is given for a good faith effort
that is not quite ready for prime time.
You can revise your video by using my feedback to improve it.
The video is counted as a part of your participation grade.
The choice of topic is first-come, first-served on the ASULearn Choice Survey.
Geometry of the Earth and Universe
- Eratosthenes' method of calculating the circumference of the earth
- parallel on plane
- parallel on sphere
- parallel in hyperbolic geometry
- sum of the angles on plane
- sum of the angles on sphere
- sum of the angles in hyperbolic geometry
- Pythagorean theorem on plane
- Pythagorean theorem on sphere
- Pythagorean theorem in hyperbolic geometry
- Klein bottle tic-tac-toe
Finance: Personal and Beyond
- total savings plus interest from lump sum
- unknown rate in Excel from lump
- total savings plus interest from periodic payment
- interest earned from periodic payment
- lump sum or annual payments in a lottery
- monthly loan payment
- total interest on a loan
- amortization table
- total interest when paying extra on a loan
- lent rate versus earned rate
- why lump sum is appropriate for Benjamin Franklin scenario
Statistics for Consumers
- measures of center
- linear regression
- golden mean
- a probability
- multiplication rule for independent events
- 1936 presidential election
- lady tasting tea
- 1969 Vietnam draft
- HIV testing the entire population
- confidence intervals