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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 what types of materials to select and how to organize them using this study guide chapter. The expert instructors for these lessons present key information in an approachable, easy-to-understand format to help you retain the material and stay engaged. Some of the main topics discussed in this chapter include:
- Organizational ideas for classroom libraries
- Selecting media that enhances learning
- Classroom applications and examples of manipulatives
- Providing visual resources through artifacts and models
- Defining community-based learning
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.
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