KWL — No, this doesn’t stand for Kick, Whine and Lose your patience. You’ve worked really hard to finish those text books before the "big test" but now you still have time left before the year is over. Let your students choose a topic, do the ‘K’ and ‘W’ charts with them, and then watch a unitedstreaming video or montage of video clips to complete the ‘L’ portion of this activity.
Graphic Organizers — If you are feeling the "Inspiration" use unitedstreaming images and clips within your graphic organizer software and help your students make valuable connections.
Teachable Moments — When I was in elementary school, it was a big deal to go to the dusty, old bookcase and choose a book with the right letter on it. It was the teacher’s set of encyclopedias! There you could find the answers to all of your questions… a wealth of information right at your fingertips. My first grade students had this same sense of wonder and curiosity that I had as a child. But this is a different generation and anytime we’d stumble across something unfamiliar, some little darling would always ask, "Do you think it’s on unitedstreaming?" hmm.
Encyclopedia — …and speaking of encyclopedias… No more scary internet surfing for your students in need of information for their state reports! They can find the images and clips they need right on unitedstreaming.
Question for you: Can anyone think of a way to create/manage/integrate a class "wikipedia"?