This video informs children how to create geometric shapes (demonstrating with a cube) with marshmallows and toothpicks. It works well for a fun, hands-on activity for the classroom!
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This video could be used to explain and demonstrate to students the activity that they will be undertaking. The video contains a birds-eye view of a child making a cube out of marshmallows and toothpicks. The students could carry out this activity after learning about three-dimensional shapes as a fun wrap-up activity or carried out when the class has a spare 15minutes or so to follow-up on students learning of 3D shapes from earlier in the week.
It is always important to consider the purpose and value of using technology in the classroom, and whether or not what the technology is providing can be provided by the teacher (in which case the teacher should be performing it as opposed to the technology). In this case of this video, it’s demonstration/modelling of the activity is more beneficial then the teacher or student modelling an example, as all students would be able to see due to the camera angle (birds-eye view) in which it is looking down on the child’s demonstration. This video does not dismiss the teacher’s input in this activity, as necessary instruction alongside the video would need to be given, as well as student clarification involving students being called up to possibly demonstrate the example given by the child in the video.
*n.b. inform students: precaution should be taken with toothpicks
n.b. smaller marshmallows work better as opposed to the big ones shown in the video.