So far I have asked them to create video reflections and this is making them accountable for what they learned. To begin, as a class we write notes about the film on the board. These include vocabulary that we learned or items that were interesting or concepts that were explained very well. Sometimes, students' writing could be clearer.
I've decided to go even smaller and do small daily reflections on what we did in class. I found this great tool that has sentence starters for summary writing organized by the type of activity that students will be summarizing: A book, a lecture, an argument, a process, and interpreting visuals. I think it is a great start to get students to write in a fashion that is clear and concise.
I plan to create a table where students will summarize independently and then we will review each person's writing. The best will be copied down by the entire class so that everyone has a good example of a summary that was generated by another student.