We are always on the lookout for new tools to help us engage students in the classroom. This post that is sponsored by Study.com introduces you to a resource that we have discovered for teachers.
After spending some time interacting with Study.com, we believe that it could be a useful resources for teachers looking for new teaching tools.
Study.com provides a wide range of videos to meet a variety of topics elementary teachers address in their classrooms everyday. You will find topics that include math, English, science and more. Study.com even provides resources for book studies for a range of books such as Matilda, Stargirl and Hatchet.
One thing we love about this program, other than the variety of topics covered, is the way the teacher subscription works. Sometimes you will choose to use a video as a piece of your whole class mini-lesson. Other times, you might want to send your students a video and quiz. The quiz you send students is automatically scored – such a big time saver!
If you are looking at a student who needs enrichment or an intervention, this can be an easy way to provide either.
For example, if one student is struggling with mastery of a geometry skill even after small group instruction and a 1-on-1 intervention, you might be looking for another way to address the skill. A video can provide a new way for the student to hear the information being taught. After the video, the student can complete the quiz so that you can see if progress has been made. Of course, the video will not be the only intervention used but can be an additional tool you have to assist your students.
Another useful way to use this site is to use a video as a part of your sub plans. While some substitute teachers are amazing and put everything into their subbing, we know that other times you might be faced with a sub who is not familiar with how to teach. In these cases, a video from Study.com can help ensure your students are presented with a lesson you know fits their needs.
This video will give you a quick look at what another teacher thinks of using Study.com in her classroom:
After looking at the range of videos provided, we feel like Study.com could be such a great addition to classrooms.
One other resource offered by Study.com is a collection of test prep materials for teacher certification exams. If you will soon be taking the Praxis, be sure to take a look at what is offered for Praxis Prep! Along with help for this national exam, you will also find other resources for state exams.
To allow a few of our readers to get a closer look, Study.com is giving 3 of our lucky readers a free 90 day account for their site. To enter our drawing, simply share the subject in your classroom where you plan on trying Study.com first. The 3 winners will be announced in our newsletter on May 21st.
Of course, as teachers we know that the cost is not something that makes it a program that many teachers will be able to afford on their own. This is why we think it’s great that Study.com offers school plans. To get an estimate for school licensing, you can look here: School Plans.