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Overnight Learning Block
Every morning from 1:00 a.m/midnight until 6:00/5:00 a.m., our overnight learning block provides teachers and students with (free!) video resources that enhance and stimulate interest in the curriculum. Students experience cultures, places and ideas that they might not otherwise have access to, and teachers have access to high quality videos they can afford! Also available on overnight programming are professional development resources for continuing education.Many of the series selected for the learning block have teacher's guides and/or lesson plans available that complement and extend the series.

Scout PBS LearningMedia
PBS LearningMedia offers direct access to thousands of free, classroom-ready, curriculum-targeted digital resources. Resources are aligned to Common Core and national standards and include videos and interactives, as well as audio, documents, and in-depth lesson plans. You can browse by standards, grade level, subject area, and special collections.

Idaho's National Teacher Training Institute
Video can be a powerful educational and motivational tool. However, a great deal of the medium's power lies not in itself but in how it is used. Video is not an end in itself but a means toward achieving throughtfully selected learning goals and objectives. Effective instructional video is not television-to-student instruction, but rather, teacher-to-student instruction, with video as a vehicle for discovery. Using specific techniques, teachers can strategically use video to promote student interest and understanding by targeting video content and using it to promote teachers' own unique instructional agenda. These lesson plans were developed as a means to effectively use video in the classroom and as a way to integrate multimedia resources into classroom curricula.

 


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