We know students love their cell phones. How about showing your students this popular video by the folks at Vox.com and as they do so they can consider the foundational elements of rhetoric:
Nicotro also suggests that students consider these questions as they watch the video for a second time:
Instead of putting these questions on the board and asking students as a full class, "What do you think?", we've got two suggestions:
A low tech approach: "Think, Write, Pair and Share"
This approach should really get your students to think carefully and do a thorough analysis of the video.
2) A little higher tech approach: find out what students are thinking by using the "BackChannel":
Want to try something a little different and as little higher tech to see what students are thinking? Click here to go to our Community Exclusive area to see how you could take this same video and present it along with a "backchannel" to see what's going on in students' heads as they watch the video.
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