There are many different ways to use Watch Me Learn® videos in the classroom. How you use them depends on your classroom set up and your goals.
Each video teaches many skills simultaneously so the same video can be used to teach many skills not just a few. See Anecdotal Teaching.
Review the DVD to get a feel for it and to see how so many skills are taught simultaneously. Look at our product pages to see the lists of skills and scenes. Once you decide what is appropriate to your classroom, you are ready to begin.
Level 1. Teaching expressive and receptive vocabulary - to teach the items that you find in various rooms and the rooms themselves.
Level 2. Teaching the functions of items found in rooms – Use this section to model a direct teaching scenario, which teaches the item’s function or use and location of the item.
Level 3. Teaching the application of knowledge of rooms and room items – The child has mastered the skills taught in Levels I and II. Now teach the application of this knowledge in a generalized, fun activity. You can re-enact the “Find Me” game, which is depicted in Level III on the video.
NOTE: Data collection may vary, depending on individual teaching requirements.
Within each section there are more learning opportunities. Since the skill performed in each scenario is done in a natural setting or play setting, there are many additional skills performed in each scenario.
During the learning process as outlined above we HIGHLY recommend you begin to introduce other learning opportunities that are in the video section that you are working with.
Examples: language, colors, social cues, sharing, taking turns, etc....