Observe these 6th grade math students working with each other to learn different types of angles and triangles by using strings as manipulatives. These newest additions to the Classroom Clips playlist on our Powerful Teaching and Learning channel come from Lanai High and Elementary School in Lanai City, HI.
Clips from a 3rd grade English in Sedro-Woolley, WA are the newest additions to the Classroom Clips playlist on our Powerful Teaching and Learning channel. Janell Doggett facilitates a discussion on comparing and contrasting using George Washington and Abraham Lincoln as examples.
In this lesson, students start by thinking about "trends" in general and then narrow their focus into looking at trends in the periodic table. These additions to the Classroom Clips playlist on our Powerful Teaching and Learning channel come from a 10th grade science lesson delivered by Steve Cornell and his students in Lahaina, Hawaii.
The newest additions to the Classroom Clips playlist on our Powerful Teaching and Learning channel come from a 7th grade math lesson delivered by Breck Ivy in Highline, Washington. Students work in groups and pairs while learning how to analyze and organize data through stem and leaf plots.
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The newest addition to the Classroom Clips playlist on our Powerful Teaching and Learning channel come from an 11th grade science lesson delivered by Richard Salboro in Waianae, Hawai'i. Richard demonstrates how the oobleck bounces when placed on top of a speaker playing music and has his class explore "what do you think is happening to cause the 'oobleck' to dance?"
We just added three new clips to the Classroom Clips playlist on our Powerful Teaching and Learning channel.
We just added three new clips to the Classroom Clips playlist on our Powerful Teaching and Learning YouTube channel.
1st Grade English - Malia Sakamoto: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3
Do you want to see more videos like this, including teacher interviews and commentary?
We just added seven new clips to our Classroom Clips playlist on our Powerful Teaching and Learning YouTube channel.
Did you know we have classroom lessons like the sample clips above - real teachers in real classrooms - available for purchase? You can use them as virtual classrooms for observation, reflection, and improvement.
In a recent post about Project Based Learning, an animation video project was mentioned.
Researchers gained direct insight about their project from Animation group students during a site visit to one of the elementary schools. Students were busy writing a student-created script based on a true story, as relayed by a grandmother of one of the student’s. The story revolved around the grandmother whom, as a child, was hiding in a closet with her siblings during a military invasion. An opposing soldier found the young children hiding and allowed them to live. Students relayed the story with enthusiasm and a sense of seriousness that seemed beyond their elementary years. Some students diligently worked on creating a “set” made out of construction paper and shoeboxes, while other students tweaked the storyline or created “people” out of Popsicle sticks and clay. Other students sat at computers to design and adjust the animated sections. Their work was not only thoughtful, intricate, and elaborate, but was meaningful because it came from a true experience and was interesting. It became obvious to researchers during the course of the visit that the students were not only engaged in their project, but were motivated to make the necessary adjustments to the scripts, thereby practicing their reading, editing, and critical thinking skills over the course of the program.
Kay Fukuda and the other folks over at Student Equity Excellence and Diversity (SEED) provided us with copies of the actual student-created videos. One video is the animation itself and the other one shows the project process. Pretty neat! We have updated that post with the videos. Check out the PALS (After-school) PBL section and the Want to Learn More? sections to see them.
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