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Free Stem Videos From Mit

Discussion in 'General Education Discussions' started by Robert Heiny, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. Robert Heiny

    Robert Heiny Research Scientist of Learning and Education Flight Instructor

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    An MIT initiative named BLOSSOMS (Blended Learning Open Source Science or Math Studies) resulted in a courseware library with about 50 math and science lessons. They are free to teachers in multiple formats: as streaming video, Internet downloads, DVDs, and videotapes.

    Each 50-minute lesson is a complete resource with video segments, a teacher's guide, downloadable hand-outs, and a list of online resources about the topic.

    Do teachers use lessons prepared by others, or do they still prepare their own lessons in spite of the increasing lessons available online?
     
  2. admin

    admin Flight Instructors Flight Instructor

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    Lesson plans available online are fragmented and incomplete for teachers to use without modification. Even teachers who share end up modifying lessons.
     
  3. Robert Heiny

    Robert Heiny Research Scientist of Learning and Education Flight Instructor

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    Let's see if I understand the point. States have standards for all students to meet. MIT lessons, for example, meet at least some of those lessons. I've seen teachers use the same Direct Instruction lessons with extraordinary results, including all students meeting criterion for learning the content of each lesson. Given that it's possible for teachers to instruct such lessons, why do teachers modify them and have students who do not meet criterion for learning all of the content of those lesson?
     

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