Watching Frankenstein with CoverItLive


So you just got done with a three-week unit teaching Frankenstein to your 11th grade students. You are extremely proud of how focused your students have been with such a challenging book. You also pat yourself on your back for being able to engage your urban students for the entire three weeks. Within your plans your culminating project is to actually show the movie to your students. However, after all your hard work you are a little reluctant to loose the whole unit while playing a movie during your class. You fear that your students will not be engaged during the movie and the typical “While watching the movie I want you to answer the following questions” worksheet. On the other hand you feel that the movie will really tie the entire unit together – providing visuals for students who may have struggled with the descriptions while reading the book.


You need an engaging way for students to connect the movie to the text and also a way to keep them focused on the movie throughout the entire class period.


This instructor used to solve the problem. TWO classes actually paired up in one classroom to view the movie. The instructors had a set of questions created that they were going to use as a worksheet however instead they entered the questions into Cover It Live and had the students answer them live during the movie. To the surprise of the instructors in the class the students LOVED the software and were extremely engaged throughout the whole movie.


As you can see by the video the students are extremely engaged in the assignment. There are two instructors in the room who are both moderators of the session. The lesson was a huge success and the instructors are planning on using the site again in the near future.


If you have any questions please fee free to ask.


Creating an event in Cover It Live

Interview with Cover It Live teacher (prior to Frankenstein lesson)

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Tags: CoverItLive, Frankenstein, Schools, Urban

Comment by Keith Schoch on April 6, 2011 at 8:54am
Thanks for posting this. I'll need to investigate further, but what I immediately love is the fact that students don't need to refresh their screens to keep getting the most current comments. I also dig that the basic version is both cost and ad free!


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