In this User Guide, we will review Instruction Modules.
Instruction Modules are standards-aligned content that integrates still images, video, and animated graphics to pre-teach, review, and direct teach. Instruction Modules (also referred to as IM) are ideal to built visual literacy around a concept.
To start, click Content Library in the top navigation bar.
Use the pull-down menu to select the grade you are working with.
Use the pull-down menu to select the language you are using.
Select the Body of Knowledge and Standard you are working with.
Under the Science Library tab, you will see all the resources related to this standard. Instruction Modules are indicated with "IM." Each topic may have several Instruction Modules.
Using the orange buttons beside each Instruction Module, you can preview the component, add it to your playlist, add it to your library, assign or copy its URL.
There are also Instruction Module Companions, known as IMCs, that are printables used to enhance the IM experience. These printables can be found below the IM in the Science Library.
When you play an Instruction Module you will notice that there is concise, narrative text at the bottom of the screen. This provides additional support for all learners, especially English learning students.
These Instruction Modules have natural pauses to allow teachers to use a variety of teaching strategies, such as effective questioning with immediate feedback, activating prior knowledge, inquiry, and cooperative learning.
There is a tool bar at the bottom Instruction Module.
Use the pen to mark up the screen or on the built-in whiteboard.
In this toolbar, you will also be able to pause, play, and move to the next screen. You can also adjust the volume and expand it to full-screen.
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