WOUB in partnership with eTSEO and eTech Ohio has created a number of resources designed for classroom use. Select the links below to explore the material!
Career Connections, produced by WOUB Public Media at Ohio University, Athens showcases six career areas for middle and high school students to explore as potential career choices. Professional working in these specialized careers talk about what they enjoy about their work, and what types of things students can do to prepare for one of these chosen careers.
This project was made possible with funds provided by the Ohio Broadcast Educational Media Commission, in partnership with the Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Board of Regents, and in consultation with the Office of the Governor of the State of Ohio. For more information about this topic and others, go to the Ohio Means Jobs web portal.
My (Future) Life: An Exploration of Selected STEM Careers
My (Future) Life Career video project was funded by the eTech Ohio Commission, and produced by WOUB Public Media at Ohio University, Athens. This website consists of six career modules for students in middle school and high school, and one teacher self-study video support module with links to career investigation resources and assessment strategies.
Each My (Future) Life Career video examines a career in a STEM field and includes an interview with a professional in the given career and a discussion on the educational pathways leading to that career. After viewing the My (Future) Life career videos students will have a better concept of what they need to do while in high school to prepare themselves for a STEM career.
Down and Dirty Science
The Down and Dirty Science project was funded by eTech Ohio and produced by the WOUB Center for Public Media at Ohio University, Athens. This website consists of six science student video-on-demand modules for at-risk students in grades 6-9, and includes six teacher self-study video support modules with links to instructional resources and assessment strategies.
All content is aligned with the Ohio Academic Content Standards. The Down and Dirty Science videos provide students with an alternative view of how the energy gets transferred through the ecosystem. After viewing the Down and Dirty Science videos students will have a better concept of the complexity of the ‘food web’.
Spaced Out: A Cosmic Scene
Have you ever questioned how astronomers and physicists know so much about the Universe? Can you explain and demonstrate how light and sound waves carry energy? Spaced Out: A Cosmic Scene tackles these questions and many more in a humorous and entertaining fashion while conveying insights into the study of astronomy and the physics of waves.
Spaced Out: A Cosmic Scene is a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) project funded by eTech Ohio and produced by the WOUB Center for Public Media at Ohio University, Athens. This web-based multimedia project consists of eight science and mathematics student video-on-demand modules for at-risk students in grades 8-10, and includes eight teacher self-study video support modules with assessment strategies. All content is aligned with the Ohio Academic Content Standards for physics and astronomy.
The Go Figure? Interactive Multimedia Mathematics Resources Kit includes an interactive CD-ROM edu-game and a Web site with a Teachers Resources Guide to help students prepare for the Ohio Achievement Tests in mathematics. The kit is designed for teachers and their students in grades 5-7, but it is also appropriate for remediation of high school-aged students. The complete story video series with teacher resources is available here - free on iTunes! To order your CD-ROM game set, contact eTSEO at 740-593-6572.
History from the Ohio Hills
History from the Ohio Hills is an interactive web site that supports Ohio's Grade 4 social studies curriculum. The web site is designed for students to use individually or in small groups. It will be valuable to 4th graders who are learning about Ohio and to 5th graders who are reviewing the 4th grade social studies curriculum in preparation for the 5th grade Ohio Social Studies Academic Achievement Test. The web site may also be appropriate for students in other grades depending upon the goals of the educational experience.
What's the Problem?
What's the Problem? is a series of eight 10-12 minute video episodes that focus on the use of mathematics through parodies of different television reality shows. Each episode includes "Newsbreaks" and/or public service announcements called "Math Moments" that concentrate on individual mathematical concepts. The video episodes focus on the Grade 8-10 Benchmarks in the Ohio Academic Content Standards for Mathematics to help students recognize how math can relate to situations in everyday life.
Read It, Write It, Tell It Multimedia Project
Read It, Write It, Tell It is a set of eight digital storytelling videos and supporting materials that will help students with the English Language Arts Literary Text areas of the Ohio Academic Achievement tests for grades 3-7. This multimedia project was funded by a grant from eTech Ohio and was produced by the WOUB Center for Public Media with input from ETSEO (Educational Technology of Southeastern Ohio). Read It, Write It, Tell It is designed for use in a classroom setting. Instructors may use the programs in sequence or individually. Students may watch the programs on their own. The digital storytelling programs are used as stepping-stones to focus students on the English Language Arts Literary Text benchmarks of the Ohio Academic Content Reading Standards: character development, plot, point of view, theme, genre, mood and figurative language. The complete video series and teacher handouts are available here - free on iTunes!
African Pen Pals
The purpose of the African Pen Pals Instructional Series is to capture a slice of the everyday lives of ten African youths and to share these experiences with children and youth in the United States. The Instructional Series is the result of a partnership between WOUB-TV, The Children & Broadcasting Foundation For Africa, Ohio SchoolNet, and Ohio Universitys National Resource Center for Africa.
Art moves us. It takes us out of ourselves and transports us to distant lands and far-off times. It lifts our spirits and makes our hearts soar. Art gives us wings, and at Passion Works Studio the artists are ready for takeoff. Passion Works: A Story of Flying tells the story of the thriving arts studio designed around the talents of artists with developmental disabilities. Told through heartwarming stories and eye-popping art, the film reveals how an active community arts program can inspire, transform and even transport people to new passions and new places.
Raising Achievement for All Students: Differentiating Instruction through Technology
This workshop was held June 18, 2009 as a live hands-on webcast presented from the studios of the WOUB Center for Public Media. Instruction and teaching resources on the concepts and application of differentiated instruction (DI) through technology as well as free and low cost resources for differentiating instruction with technology. All workshop materials are available here, and the complete webcast of the event is here.