Thursday, June 21, 2012

Can't Wait to Use This Resource!

I found the coolest resource today on Pinterest! On the West Baton Rouge Parish Schools website, there is a series of "Content Trailers". These are "mini-videos" to spark an interest in topics. What great hooks! The best part is, there are hundreds of them! They are categorized by grade level (Pre K - Secondary) and by topic. (Literacy, Math, Science. Social Studies) These are some examples of videos I'm excited about: American Symbols, Healthy Eating, Hand Washing, Fractions, Time, Homonyms, Adjectives, and Story Settings!

The videos themselves are well done. They are simply photographs or graphics, accompanied by music. They give the children a "taste" of the topic, just enough to "wet their whistle". It doesn't take the place of the teacher, it simply hooks them in. You can believe I'll be using these in the fall!


Another side note: I made my school district's Technology Newsletter! Of course, it came out the second to last day of school, when most of us were deleting any email that wasn't absolutely essential, but luckily I took the time to read it, and I hope perhaps a few others did too! Click Here to see the whole newsletter... I got almost a full column on page 3, complete with links!  I hope at least a few people saw it!

8 comments:

  1. Wow, that is a really cool resource. I am going to have to share that with my team! Thanks for sharing it with us! :)

    NotJustChild'sPlay

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    1. Miss Trayers,

      I'm glad you like it... I'm excited to share it too!

      Sally

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  2. This is WAY cool!!! I will be using this!! :)

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  3. Jenna,

    Glad you like it!

    Sally

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  4. Very cute videos. I could definitly use some of those in my classroom. Thanks for sharing.

    Mrs. Flickinger's Butterfly Oasis

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    1. Tammy,

      Thanks! I'm glad I found them!

      Sally

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  5. So awesome Sally! What a great resource. I think the kids will love these!

    Hilary
    Rockin' Teacher Materials

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  6. I only get an audio clip no video. What do I need to do?

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