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.
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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.