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Resources for Learning & Teaching - Chapter Summary
Every classroom needs high-quality, purposeful resources that aid in learning and development. Learn more about how to set up a classroom library and using media to enhance learning. Our expert instructors also present lessons on the classroom applications of manipulatives and the use of artifacts and models in the classroom. After you complete this chapter, you should also be able to:
- Define community-based learning
- Select appropriate resources for all types of students
- Explain how to identify children with a learning disability
- Outline the purpose of remedial education
- Identify early indicators of giftedness
- Discuss curriculum enrichment
- Describe how to select and adapt materials to meet a variety of student needs
- Utilize technology tools in the classroom
As you complete each lesson, pause to assess for comprehension and retention by taking the short multiple-choice lesson quizzes. These assessments, along with the more comprehensive chapter exam, will not only help you gauge your understanding but also identify any areas that may need further review. You can also utilize the printable quiz worksheets and video transcripts as additional study material.
1. Setting Up a Classroom Library: Organization & Ideas
All classrooms have different needs, and having a classroom library can be a great way to reach all your students. Watch this video lesson to learn how to set up an effective classroom library.
2. Using Media to Enhance Learning
There are a variety of ways to facilitate student learning beyond the traditional lecture. Learn how you can use various forms of media to enhance learning in your classroom.
3. Manipulatives in Education: Definition, Examples & Classroom Applications
Find out what manipulatives are and how they're used in an educational setting. Learn how to apply manipulatives to lessons in your classroom. Read the lesson, then take a quiz to test your new knowledge.
4. Using Artifacts & Models in the Classroom
As a teacher, you can make any topic engaging. This lesson will introduce models and artifacts and describe how you can add these to your lessons to make your lessons more engaging to students.
5. Community-Based Learning: Definition & Examples
Community-based learning brings together the community with academic learning through various types of instructional strategies. This lesson will describe types of community-based learning, provide examples, and discusses the benefits of its use.
6. Selecting Appropriate Resources for Classroom Use
Teachers have several things to consider when choosing classroom resource. This lesson outlines criteria used for selecting quality resources and provides examples.
7. Selecting Educational Resources for Diverse Students
In this lesson, we'll review how to choose educational materials for diverse classrooms. We'll focus on selecting texts, activities, and assessments that fit your students' needs. We will also review outside resources you can use to enhance student learning.
8. Learning Disabilities: How to Identify Children with a Learning Disability
Identifying children with a learning disability can be tricky because it can be confused with a lack of interest in a school subject. In this lesson, we will look at how learning disabilities can be identified and the three most common learning disabilities: dyscalculia, dysgraphia and dyslexia.
9. What is Remedial Education?
Remedial education is vital to students who are falling behind in core academic areas. In this lesson, we will discuss remedial education and the different ways that it can be implemented.
10. Identifying Early Indicators of Giftedness
In this lesson, you will learn about the various early indicators of giftedness and how they appear at various stages of development. The implications for teachers and parents are also discussed.
11. Curriculum Enrichment: Definition & Resources
In this lesson, we'll learn how to differentiate for advanced students by offering enrichment. Some types of enrichment are provided by changing the materials and configurations, while other types of enrichment rely on questioning techniques.
12. How to Select & Adapt Materials to Meet Student Needs
Many classrooms include diverse learners of differing levels, cultures, and language abilities. In this lesson, we'll examine how to select and adapt materials to help teachers differentiate, or offer support to varying student needs.
13. Classroom Technology Tools
In the past, a film projector was the height of technology in schools. Today, teachers have technology at their fingertips on a daily basis. What are these tools and how are they being used? This video lesson will bring you up to speed on classroom technology tools.
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