Video-making as a Tool for Assessing Elementary Students' Social Emotional Learning Skills
Thursday, March 21 2:25-2:45 PM
According to the National Education Technology Plan Update released in January 2017, assessing and documenting the growth of students' non-cognitive (social emotional) competencies is as important as assessing and documenting students' academic progress. The plan also stresses the need for more reliable and relevant tools. Student created video can be a powerful tool for promoting and self-assessing social-emotional competencies Through the use of video recordings students can: • Demonstrate competencies and make social-emotional learning "visible" • Self-assess social emotional competencies • Solicit feedback from teachers and peers • Evaluate how well they are performing relative to learning goals and track their progress toward meeting a goal This brief paper explores the benefits of empowering students to use video to self-assess non-cognitive competencies and describes instructional strategies useful in incorporating video self-assessment in the classroom.