This storyboard is created for student interaction. Project the storyboard on the classroom wall or white board for whole class participation or allow individual students or small groups to follow along at their own pace using a mobile device or in the technology lab.
Student may pause the media to control the pace and amount of information in each video. Tell students they can play the same video several times to increase critical thinking, analysis, observation and listening skills. Encourage your students to watch the video as active critics, rather than as passive consumers. When available, students should utilize PBS's Closed Captioned and video script options.
Flip Your Classroom. Assign the storyboard as homework to build background knowledge for in-class work and skip or shorten your lectures in class to make room for projects and hands-on experiences.
Students may need some contextual information for videos, in advance of viewing, to aid their comprehension. Background essays are included for many PBS LearningMedia resources, and can provide reading opportunities that correlate with the video content. Begin the lesson with an activity that introduces the topic and stimulates students' pre-existing knowledge.
Follow the lesson with a hands-on, interactive culminating activity that allows students to apply, reinforce, and demonstrate what they have learned during the lesson. Students can participate in collaborative, problem-solving projects that involve information searches, group creations and virtual gatherings.
As with all Internet activities, clearly demonstrate what students are expected to do during the lesson and monitor students closely while they are online to keep them on task.
The Lesson Builder allows you to combine videos, images and documents from PBS LearningMedia with an interactive quiz, and share it with your students using a URL or Assignment Code. Want to learn more? Watch this short video for a quick overview.
Create a media-rich Storyboard to share with your class. Or, assign a project for your students to produce their own storyboard and illustrate concepts that they have learned. Watch this short video to see how it works.
By making a Student Storyboard, your class can demonstrate mastery of content by creating and authoring their own media that uses existing PBS LearningMedia video assets. The Student Storyboard tool is a hands-on, interactive culminating activity that allows your students to apply, reinforce, and demonstrate what they have learned during the lesson. Students can participate in collaborative, problem-solving projects that involve information searches, group creations and virtual gatherings.
Assign directly to your students using the code or link above, without having them log in. Simply tell your students to go to
www.pbsstudents.org and enter the Assignment Code, or click on the Assignment URL to share the assignment as a link.