WFHS Professional Development - Early Release Day Sessions
Facilitator: Randy Olund, WFHS Media Specialist

Session 1 (9-9-16) : Edpuzzle: Using video clips in the classroom to enhance instruction with student data analysis:

This session will teach you how to embed questions into video clips (youtube, khan academy, national geographic, etc) that you show your students in class. The students will watch the video, the video will stop periodically to ask a question, and students must answer the question to continue the video. Once the video is completed, the quiz is automatically graded and a class data report is generated which can be used for grading purposes. The data reports can also be shared with your department members and PLT via spreadsheet. Students can watch the video as a whole class, or watch individually with their own computer or device and a set of earbuds.


Lesson 1: Jefferson's Monticello

Class code: nusfeta

Instructions for your students

1. Go to and create a student account: Last name, first name, user name, password (no email address needed!)
2. Click on "Join Class" and enter the class code: nusfeta It is the key to connect them to your class/video
3. Click play to view the video. When the video stops, you must answer the questions.

Lesson 2: Interesting facts about the Statue of Liberty

Sign in with Google or create account with wcpss student email user name/password

Media Class Code: ujpagir

Students answer questions when video pauses. Video continues until next question. Students may replay portions of video for clarification.
Teacher receives data from each student viewer to analyze.


Lesson 3: The world's largest ships in service

Students answer questions when video pauses. Video continues until next question. Students may replay portions of video for clarification.
Teacher receives data from each student viewer to analyze.

Lesson 4: Solving equations with variables on both sides

Watch ---> view video
Think ---> answer questions
Dig Deeper ---> learn more/apply knowledge
Discuss ---> concepts to explore
Finally ---> ideas for future lessons

Students answer questions at the end of the video and teacher receives data from each student viewer.

Session 2 (9-30-16) : SAS Curriculum Pathways

SAS Curriculum Pathways develops interactive online resources that utilize technology to create learning environments otherwise difficult to achieve in the classroom setting. The resources are intended to supplement instruction to engage students in meaningful learning experiences that foster a deep, robust understanding of concepts. In addition, each SAS Curriculum Pathways resource has an accompanying lesson guide. Lesson guides provide a set of learning objectives, necessary materials, estimated time for completion, ideas for assessment, answer keys/scoring rubrics (if applicable), and alignment to state and Common Core State Standards.

Analyzing High School Graduate Data QL # 1552
Data Depot QL # 3001

Content Areas:
Social Studies
English/Current Events topics/Essay

Browse Resources: by Content Area, Grade Level, Standard, Category

Filter Search: Limit or expand search for resources

Launch Resource = Student View

Directions, Read, Research, Respond

Session 3 (10-21-16) : NC WiseOwl

NCWiseOwl (NC Online Windows for Learning) has been providing online subscription resources for our schools since 1999. Our mission is to ensure that all public and charter school students have access to a collection of online resources for use in educational pursuits, without regard to the economic status of their local school system. NCWiseOwl has three major strengths as an educational resource:
  • Quality - Information on the Internet at-large is often unreliable and inappropriate for use in the K-12 education field. NCWiseOwl’s subscription databases provide access to articles from thousands of magazines, from online encyclopedias and reference sources, and from a variety of other sources that are only available to paying customers.
  • Economy - By purchasing databases at the state level we are able to achieve an economy-of-scale that saves taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars over the cost of individual school systems purchasing the same resources.
  • Safety - Using NCWiseOwl for online research places students in a safer, advertising-free environment with age-appropriate information and tools that assist students with the research process.
NCWiseOwl resources are available anywhere that Internet access is provided. School systems may register their networks so that no passwords are required when using computers on campus. Passwords may be obtained from school or system-level media and/or technology personnel to permit access outside of school facilities.

----> NCDPI Content Standards pertaining to locating information from various sources to analyze and interpret.

----> Profile of EBSCO and Gale Resources Databases from NC Wiseowl - Content, usage/purpose, intended audience

Session 4: Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines for Educational Media

----> Copyright in the Classroom - What you need to know for instructional purposes.

Copyright and Fair Use Video clip

What is Copyright? Video clip

Using Google Images - copyright implications

What conditions must I meet?

Can you pass the Fair Use test?


Rental Videotapes

Multimedia Guidelines

- How much text

- How much motion media

- How many photographs

- How much music

- Copy and Distribute own students' work

- Citation of files use

----> Using DVD/videocassette movies in the classroom - What you need to know for instructional purposes

- What is public performance?

- What are movies with public performance rights?

- What does "home use only" mean?

- What is face-to-face teaching exemption?

Public Performance Licensing Agents