Thursday, January 26, 2012

Tool #3

Discovery Education is very useful as a enrichment of the curriculum in first grade. I use it for non-fiction videos which are rich in photographs and useful facts about what we are learning. For instance, we just watched a video on soil and used the information we learned by watching it to complete an anchor chart for our classroom. I was very impressed with my students and how they remembered the facts that were important. It really helps the visual and auditory learners.

I also use YouTube for songs and games for practicing skills that we are learning. It really makes learning fun for the kids. I find this resource very valuable for my teaching on a daily basis.





I have to insert the link on here because the video will not embed properly.

http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=925C25E0-2D64-4EEC-B2E7-C94C1AA4A255&blnFromSearch=1&productcode=DSCE

I appreciated learning about copyright laws. As long as I am using these videos for educational purposes, on a secure website, and giving credit where is belongs, I should be okay.


I created my Dropbox account and uploaded a file to my account. This concept will help me plan my lessons and acquire cool info, pictures, etc. while I am out in the real world, and then use them to better teach the curriculum in front of me. It gives me great flexibility in accessing information any time I need it. 

2 comments:

  1. Ginger, I loved your "Put them together..."video...EXCEPT, now I cannot get that little tune out of my head!I can see the students getting completely involved and joyfully interacting with it!

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  2. You can also download the Discovery Education videos to your iPod touches if you would like to make a video part of a work station! Dropbox can be a way students could get pictures they have taken while surfing the Internet off of the device. The wealth of videos out there and the ease in creating them now - for example using the iPod touch - makes it easier to accommodate the visual learner!

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