This last week just reminds me how much we all crave our collaborative communities. Each time a new comment or “great thought” badge popped up, I couldn’t help but think of all the new and familiar voices joining together to learn from video. Not only are we learning to collaborate with each other, but here at Teaching Channel we also appreciate those partnerships that help us bring new videos to you.
This week, I want to share three new videos that are the result of our collaboration with two of our inspiring partners: National Geographic and Edutopia.
With the help of National Geographic, we captured a two-video series on Exploring Emigration where middle school teacher, Ms. Daley, uses powerful media to create purposeful connections for her students.
Exploring Emigration: Maps & Migration
Rather than feeling as though she needs to screen the entire documentary in this lesson, Ms. Daley shows us how to give map study relevance
by connecting to characters who traverse from one continent to another with brief excerpts.Exploring Emigration: Cultural Identity
Geography is more than map study and topography. Ms. Daley infuses the significance of culture
into this geography class.
Enhancing Chemistry Basics with Technology
Perhaps you noticed the ongoing use of technology in the first two videos. That trend continues as we explore another partner of Teaching Channel’s: Edutopia. In this latest video from our Tech2Learn series, we see how technology empowers collaboration
in this lesson from Ms. Summer’s chemistry class where students are actively working with GoogleDocs.
If you’ve enjoyed watching the way technology enhances these lessons, you’ll certainly like all of our Tech2Learn videos
that are sure to keep you talking and collaborating with our growing online community.