Discovering Online Content Resources
The purpose of any course is to learn content. In the OPEN NH model for online courses all our content is delivered online. There are no textbooks or printed materials to purchase or use. So is there rich content available online for educators? In this unit, you’ll explore the online content available in the five core content areas: the Arts, English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. While there are tons of online written content presented at all learning levels. For this tutorial, we’ll explore elementary and middle level content in all areas. You can focus on your own individual area, or get a sampling of the richness of online resources available in all content areas.
After completing this unit, you will be able to:
Watch one of the content oriented videos that present their content in engaging ways.
The Arts The Power of Arts Integration
English Language Arts Jolly Phonics Blending Tutorial
Mathematics Abbott and Costello 13 X 7 is 28 on School Tube.
Science Simple Harmonic Motion by Paul Anderson on You Tube.
Social Studies The Battle of Hastings 1066 - The Normans - BBC Two on You Tube.
Links For your convenience, the web addresses for the links in the readings and Activities Sections are provided below.
The Power of Arts Integration https://youtu.be/9XcIg3eX2FY
Jolly Phonics Blending Tutoiral https://youtu.be/wogMY6FBrAo
Abbott and Costello 13 X 7 is 28 http://bit.ly/qwgHG9
Simple Harmonic Motion https://youtu.be/tudxily5Qu0
The Battle of Hastings 1066 - The Normans - BBC Two https://youtu.be/oLy1LskT6Y8
Inside Art http://www.eduweb.com/insideart/
What is Sculpture? https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/what-is-sculpture-7068212
Sentence Clubhouse http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/clubhouse/index_pre.html
Math Playground Games http://www.mathplayground.com/games.html
National Library of Virtual Manipulatives http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vLibrary.html
Human Anatomy Online http://www.innerbody.com/
You Try It http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aso/tryit/
Social Studies Skills Tutor http://www.phschool.com/curriculum_support/ss_skills_tutor/
Below are some interactive sites in each of the 5 content areas that can be found online. These are but a few of the many resources available online. Explore some of them.
English Language Arts
You Try It from A Science Odyssey at PBS
Online Content Discussion
Go to the Discussion Forum for this unit.
Consider what you learned from watching the video and looking at how some content can be delivered online in your content area. Notice how content is blended with 21st Century communication and learning skills.
- What is your opinion of the quality and scope of content presented in the videos and online activities?
- How might these kinds of resources be more engaging for learners?
- How might you use internet resources to enhance your content knowledge?
Return to the Forum throughout the unit and engage in discussion about online content with your classmates. Respond to at least two of your classmates' comments with a substantive comment that deepens the understanding or extends the learning. Use your own experiences and examples to support your ideas.