Monday, September 15, 2008

Pre-Lesson Extensions

Before I start a lesson, I usually like to get the students warmed up and ready to tackle the information. This is where I incorporate short video clips from the IDEAL Portal.

Here is a sample format that I use:

  • Introduce Place Value in Math
  • Have students take out Journals for note taking purposes
  • Go to IDEAL Portal and search for place value videos
  • Select 4th grade
  • Download video clip (1:30-2:00)
  • Show on TV screen
  • Begin Lesson

I have found this tool to be invaluable in helping all learners, especially visual learners, increase test scores on Benchmark tests and the AIMS.

3 comments:

Kim Flack said...

Rob -
Thank you for being willing to be the first Innovator to post! :) I'm really glad to know you integrate video segments into your teaching. Discoverystreaming is an incredible resource.

Can you also share more about what you have found within PBS resources to support your math instruction?

Cheers!
Kim

Kim Flack said...

Oops... I wanted to share this... from PBS Kids Go! Resources from Cyberchase: http://pbskids.org/cyberchase/parentsteachers/search/index.html?key_words=place+value&search_type=Episode See what you think :)

Rob said...

I really like PBSKids. They have a plethora of games and activities that coincide with State Standards.

Also, they really do a great job of getting parent's involved in helping kids learn.