What is your "Unlectured Series?"
It's an alternative to doing *traditional notes in class, as instead of a typical slideshow presentation, the Unlectured Series is designed to encourage student discussion, student questioning, and student creativity. It is designed to work well in a classroom that already provides hands-on lab experiences. We are working on designing one for each of our videos on Teachers Pay Teachers (TPT).
*While it is designed as an alternative to notes, some teachers may also find that it is useful as a powerful review.
What is in your "Unlectured Series?"
Each one includes the following:
1) An annotated video script template which contains our script with space for students to make their own sketches, highlight key information, identify vocabulary, and write their own questions about the content. Students use this template after they watch our short video clip (all of our videos are under 10 minutes).
2) A slideshow that features our comics with questions that are meant to be discussed by the students and teacher together in class. Students can lead these discussions. These are not traditional slides, because they do not have any text information on them. Visuals and questions only! There is always a slide that focuses on, "Why does this information matter?" There is also an optional slide that prompts students to create a product that demonstrates their learning. The slideshow also prompts students to share their own questions from the annotated video script template.
3) A facilitation guide for the teacher that explains in depth how to use all of the items and has suggestions of discussion points for each slide.
4) Our freebie "Unanswered Questions" template which works great as an extension (plus any other freebies that we may choose to include which will be noted in the product description).
Do I need access to technology to use the "Unlectured Series"?
They do utilize our videos so you do want to make sure you have access to playing our short (under 10 minutes) YouTube video that corresponds to it. Videos can make a great station activity or out of class activity as well. The slideshow portion can be used in a variety of tech tools.
Do the free handouts on your handout page have anything to do with the "Unlectured Series?"
Our free handouts are designed in a table format so content is arranged in "boxes," and our suggested use on our handout page is to utilize 1-2 boxes on the handout per day as classroom exit tickets. Those last 5 minutes of class, which don't always get used as effectively as we all want, can be amazingly powerful when exit tickets are used! In 2 weeks, that's 50 minutes of time! When using our handouts in this suggested way, they can compliment the Unlectured Series, but they are certainly not a necessary component.
If you are planning on creating them for all of your videos...that works for my entire course! Can I purchase them all together?
We want to be an option for teachers when deciding on a supplemental resource in their classrooms. We are planning to complete all of them by the end of July 2018, and at that time, we plan to offer the ability to purchase them all together at a discount. (Currently, when we price them individually, we price them based on time spent). We do want to share that TPT does accept Purchase Orders from districts! Click for information.
Can I see what these look like?
The ones we have available so far are listed below. Click on them to see them on TPT, where there is a limited preview. By popular demand, we want to give even more of a substantial preview so a video preview is coming! :D