How I Use It
StudyJams videos can be used by teachers in a few ways. They can be used to grab the students' attention at the beginning of a lesson or later in a unit to review key concepts or vocabulary. The math videos go through skills in a clear, step-by-step approach that guide students in the work, making these good options for 1-to-1 environments where students can work through skills at their own speed. I often assign StudyJams as a homework assignment, linking the videos through Edmodo. Teachers who are flipping their lessons could assign the videos and quizzes as homework in order to work on a more hands-on, problem-solving lesson in the next day's class.
My fifth graders enjoy watching StudyJams videos for math and science. Many of the topics covered relate closely with our curriculum. The videos are fun, engaging, and best of all, free! When the students finish watching a video, there are follow-up activities that they can complete to test their understanding. Students are also provided with key terms which they can click for an easy-to-understand definition. Also, at the bottom of the video, students are presented with related videos on the topic so they can extend their learning or review related concepts.