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An exciting new digital resource called NBC LEARN is a collection of videos, documents, and images for classroom and on-line use.
HOW TEACHERS SUGGEST USING NBC LEARN VIDEO CONTENT
• Use video as a classroom management tool: just as class period is beginning, start playing video
- video immediately grabs student attention; they quiet down and "watch TV"
- each story starts with an anchor lead-in – a "buffer" before the news story starts; students are usually quiet by the time reporter begins to tell the story
Note: teachers say if students come to expect a video first thing, they are more likely to come to class, and come to class on time
• Play video at start of class related to previous day’s/week’s lessons or assigned readings and homework as form of review of concepts.
• Play video at start of class related to that day’s or coming week’s lessons/assigned readings to "tee up" a new subject
• Play video during class after a basic explanation of a new subject or concept or key points, as illustration of process or relevance, and/or illustration of section of textbook
• Use video as conversation, discussion or debate starter
• Assign the viewing of selected video(s) as homework
- ask students to answer quiz questions based on videos and/or textbook/readings
- ask students to compare and contrast videos on the same subject done over time, or chart timelines of certain scientific advances, using videos and other sources
• Ask students to use NBC LEARN as a research tool for projects and papers
• Use NBC LEARN collections for project-based learning ideas:
- science fairs
- design contests
- school projects
- community projects
• Use NBC LEARN resources to promote 21st century digital learning – improve student skills in:
- searching and collecting