NBC Learn Subscriber Spotlight K-12: Students always wants more NBC Learn!

Posted on 01/08/2014 12:03 PM

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Amy Kerney teaches around one-hundred students in her fifth and sixth grade science classes at Evansville Christian Academy. Kerney started using NBC Learn nearly two years ago when the Indiana Department of Education Office of eLearning spread the resource to schools. Kerney says, “One of the things I love is that I can search by Indiana state standards and whatever standard I’m trying to teach it will give me a list of the videos that will match up. NBC Learn has such a big selection that it is easy for me to reinforce my content.”

Kerney uses an interactive whiteboard and embeds her NBC Learn videos into the curriculum for seamless integration. Kerney says that since she has started using the resource she has seen an impact on her students. “For visual learners it really enhances the content for them,” she says. After students have taken their notes for the day, Kerney likes to show a video, and then open a discussion. She knows the material is sticking with her students because class discussions are being continued with parents at home.

 Lionfish Devour Native Species as Population Explodes 

Lionfish Devour Native Species as Population Explodes

“We were studying invasive species and the lionfish in Florida. One of the little girls came in a week later after the video and shared how she and her dad had a discussion about it at dinner. She clearly retained the information because she remembered enough about the discussion to recall it at home a week later.” The student’s father works at an aquarium and plans to bring a real lionfish into the classroom.

Kerney says her students love the Science of the Olympic Winter Games Collection and the Sochi 2014 collection has just launched and can be found here. Kerney keeps her class up to date on Current Events and shows them the latest in space discoveries, such as images from the Hubble Telescope or the Mars Rover. “They always want to see more! If I show one they’ll say, ‘Can we see another?’ They always want to see more than one.”

Kerney uses the playlist feature to separate videos she uses for her sixth and fifth grade classes. Her playlists can be found below.

 

5th Grade Playlist

         Lionfish Devour Native Species as Population Explodes

         Science of Golf: Volume, Displacement, & Buoyancy

         Science of Innovation: Bionic Limbs

         NASA’s GRAIL Mission Captures New Images of Lunar Surface

         Born Without Legs, but Not Without Olympic Dreams

         Do American Flags Remain on the Moon?

         Maximizing the Long Jump of Bryan Clay

         Science of NHL Hockey: Mass, Volume, & Density

         Fabricating Fabric: Profile of Nylon

         Illinois Takes a Stand Against Asian Carp

         Lionfish Invade, Destroy Atlantic Ocean Marine Habitats

6th Grade Playlist

      Science of Innovation: Self-Driving Cars

      The Curiosity over Mars

       Solar Eclipse Darkens Northern Australia

       Solar Flare to Bring Northern Lights

      Snake Ban Hopes to Protect Everglades

      Curiosity for Martian Life Launches New NASA Mission

       NASA Messenger Puts Mercury into Focus

       The Chemistry of Green: Chlorophyll

      The Chemistry of Chocolate

       A Look at the Rare Lunar Eclipse

      The Science of Snowboarding

      Science Friction: Curling

     Total Solar Eclipse Seen Across Asia; Next One Not Until 2132

     Cold Faithful: Geysers Found on Saturn’s Moon Enceladus

     First Look at Surface of Titan, Saturn’s Moon

    Growing Snakehead Fish Population Worries Biologists, Fishermen

    What Happens During a Lunar Eclipse

   Cosmic Photo Album: The Hubble Space Telescope’s Greatest Images

  25th Anniversary of the Moon Landing

  Neptune’s Complete Ring is Confirmed

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