Quick overview of the newly redesigned HippoCampus website. Total Running Time: 1 minute 48 seconds
In this short video, Beth Pickett, Product Manger for the HippoCampus website, shows how the site has been redesigned to include a variety of rich new content and functionalities designed to make it a more powerful teaching tool in the classroom.
The new content includes NROC's Algebra 1 - An Open Course, more content from Khan Academy and more than a hundred math and science interactive simulations from the University of Colorado's PhET program.
New functionalities were added to accommodate what analytics and instructor feedback revealed - the HippoCampus website is mainly being used during the day as part of teachers' instruction in the classroom and computer labs.
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Short video overview of main features and navigation of the course.
In this video, an NROC member talks about how to create effective Professional Development in today's learning environments. Some of the ideas include:
*Surveying teachers to gain feedback on exactly what they need
*Interviewing students to find out what works for them
*Using 'scaffolding' - a combination of low and high tech options
*Creating virtual professional learning communities that model good teaching methods
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In this video, NROC members role-play around what is effective Professional Development in today's learning environments. They also talk about how to build effective online communities for teachers and how students can be directly involved in using technology in the classroom.
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Beth Islip, an instructor at Placer High School in Auburn, CA describes the success her students have achieved in learning Algebra using the NROC Algebra 1-An Open Course.