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.

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. 


  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!

  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!