Yesterday I profiled a teacher treasure: ITunes U. A scholarly resource equipped with videos and podcasts that are appropriate for and accessible in classrooms through a teacher’s ITunes account. Even though ITunes U has material for every discipline (history, religion, art, music, etc.), today I’m going to profile some of my favorite outlets within the site and some ways they can be used in the classroom. These can be found through doing a search in ITunes.
UPenn’s 60 Second Lectures: During the spring and fall UPenn’s School of Arts and Sciences invites professors to give a guest lecture to the campus on their favorite topics. However, the professors are limited to sixty seconds. Imagine summing up a topic as sweeping as the Crusades in one minute while making it witty and enjoyable to the majority. Not an easy task. Yet the professors manage to accomplish it with flair and precision. Even though they are sixty seconds and prepared by ivy league professors, the material is widely accessible to students of all ages and abilities.