How to

Design Principles

There are six design principles that guide the creation of an anchored video. We recommend using these principles, with some modification if needed, for a variety of domains, including science, mathematics and reading. These design principles mutually influence one another and operate as a Gestalt, rather than a set of independent features of the materials.

Types of Anchors

There are many different types of anchor videos that can be created. One criteria that we use that we believe is effective is the idea of how generative the video is that we are creating. If we think of the idea of generativity across a continuum a less generative video would be very structured and contain specific problems students are to answer. If we think of a more generative video, we would be creating a very unstructured video in terms of specific problems students are to solve. Note, unstructured DOES NOT relate to the story of the video, but rather how clearly articulated the problems are that students are to solve.


Making a Quality Video

Making a Storyboard

About Anchored Instruction