"Not sure how to explain a new or difficult concept? You can get helpful guidance from another teacher who's found a successful method."
HOW I USE IT - Words From a Teacher (graphite.org)
I've used it multiple ways:
1) To give myself a deeper understanding of the subject matter by watching it on my own
2) Sending it home for parents to watch to gain an understanding of what was being taught in class, so they could talk with their students using the same vocabulary I do.
3) Having high students watch at their leisure and write about the lessons and what they learned
4) Having low students review lessons they didn't master or preview lessons that were coming up.
5) Learning stations or enrichment stations.
6) I've also downloaded their slides and used them for my own lessons.
Kindergarten and First Grade are still in development as they are seeking experienced teachers to help create lessons. Plan to see these lessons next school year!
Second Grade Math Example: Identify Quadrilateral
Third Grade Math Example: Placing Fractions on a Number Line
Fourth Grade Math Example: Identify Questions that can be answered with a graph
Fifth Grade Math Example: Use multiplication to find volume of a solid figure
Second Grade English Example: Identify the time period of a story
Third Grade English Example: What makes a poem a poem?
Fourth Grade English Example: Make predictions about a text (Jamestown Settlers)
Fifth Grade English Example: Organized and evidence for constructed response
Overall a great and multi-faceted resource!
Side note: It takes less than five minutes to set up, unless you are setting up a whole class, then it will take a bit longer.
Teachers can search under several categories:
I went into the standards and searched under Indiana, Health and 5th grade. The following video was listed under IN 5.1.1 and it is topic that students understand! This is a great way to create relevancy while teaching content standards!
WHITE HOUSE STATE DINNER FOR COOKING KIDS
Important: You must create an account to obtain all of these resources. I do not anticipate having individual students watch the video. Rather, the video is viewed as a class and then problem solving in groups.
I have included some resources from a lesson called Photosynthesis:
- Mrs. Henry and Mrs. Wright are going to Skype with a teacher in Germany to compare U.S. & German Christmas Traditions.
- Mrs. Heckendorn has created a listening (story)/learning station for her room using a single iPad.
- Mrs. Rendaci is planning to create time lapse Auras with Aurasma.
- Mrs. Zentz, Ms. Hancock, and Mrs. McLain are doing an internet scavenger hunt for the holidays. There are questions on it like: Who wrote "The Night Before Christmas"? Kids have to understand how to search and decipher reputable answers. There are 30 holiday related questions.
- Mrs. Cathy Waldrop is using EduCreations to make videos for her learning stations.
- Mrs. Byers is using Kahoot in music class.
- Mrs. Francis is looking at Class Dojo for her library classes.
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