Week 8 – Instructional Strategies

Goal: The goal is for teachers to learn how to create lesson plans for various grades and subjects using an online resource.

Resource: www.discoveryeducation.com

What is Discovery Education?

Discovery Education is an educational website that includes an entire ‘lesson plan library’ where people have posted videos of lesson plans that can be used by other teachers. The videos give virtual lessons on various subjects and can be helpful to teachers who are attempting to create their lesson plans.

Why is Discovery Education Helpful?

Discovery Education is helpful because it shows lessons in a virtual way that allows teachers to see how to teach a certain grade and/or subject. The videos provide help to teachers who need to know how to make a lesson plan for all the grades and subjects such as science, geography, history, and many others. The site is easily accessible to the public and, as such, teachers who find they need the help.

-Kelly

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Week 7 – Instructional Strategies

Goal: The goal is to have a resource that can help teachers create their lesson plans as well as help teachers create and use videos with their students as a part of the classroom.

Resource: www.knowmia.com

What is Knowmia?

Knowmia is a website and resource app that provides videos for teachers on lesson planning. The videos are posted under pen names by other teachers and cover lessons on various topics, everything from English to art history to different math topics and even languages. There are also videos that show teachers how videos can be used in the classroom and with the students as a part of the lesson and activities.

Why is Knowmia Useful?

Knowmia is useful because it provides helpful videos to teachers that can help them create their own lesson plans. Lesson plans can be difficult and challenging especially for new teachers and these videos give advice, examples, and help to struggling teachers. The video lessons can also be used as they are by teachers who find it extra difficult to create a lesson for any topic.

-Kelly

Week 3 – Instructional Strategies

Goal: The goal is to learn instructional strategies that incorporates the online resource(s), creating a new and more diverse lesson plan.

Resource: www.teachertube.com

What Is TeacherTube?

Like Youtube, TeacherTube allows teachers to post videos online that are accessible to the public. These videos vary from advice on teaching to creating lesson plans to assessment ideas to popular worldwide stories that can be incorporated into lessons and more. Videos are posted under pen names and available for public viewing, targeted at other teachers.

Why is TeacherTube Useful?

TeacherTube is a useful website for teachers for various reasons. New teachers can use the posted videos as ideas and help for preparing their own classroom and lessons should they find themselves in need of help. Teachers can even use the videos in their own classroom (giving credit to the one who created and posted the video) as examples for assignments and help with lessons if they find their students are having a difficult time grasping the subject matter. This website can also be used by teachers in a flipped learning setting or just as a resource in which they video their lessons or test/exam reviews or anything else and then post the videos on the site for students to access later on if needed.

-Kelly