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K-12 Evaluated Resource Collection

Live Learning Canada (Elementary)

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Evaluation/Record Entry Date: Jun/2019
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Recommended Grades and Subjects/Courses: K-9
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Resource Description

This resource is a collection of recorded and livestream presentations on a wide variety of topics across the curricula. The topics are of interest and importance to students and are presented by subject matter experts, with programmes often recorded in their workplaces. Livestream presentations allow students to ask and respond to questions. Visuals vary by the presentation and can include objects or activities, videos, and pictures. Suitable for whole class, small group, and independent learning activities, to support the development of observation, listening, and presentation skills, and for students to explore for topics of interest or to assist with assigned activities.

CURRICULUM FIT

Does the resource support BC curriculum?
Extensively
This product supports the Core Competencies of the BC curriculum:
Communication
Creative Thinking
Critical thinking
Positive Personal and Cultural Identity
Personal Awareness and Responsibility
Social Responsibility
Comments:
The resource provides livestreamed and recorded presentations on various topics. Art and Applied Design students can view others sharing their creations and telling the story of their design and construction, including tool/material selection and the testing of prototypes. English students can hear from specific authors and observe oral presentation strategies. Social Studies students can view museum presentations. Health and Science students can learn directly from scientists and health practitioners. Mathematics students can participate in interactive activities and observe mathematics in use in the field. Career students can engage with those representing multiple roles in the community.

SOCIAL CONSIDERATIONS

Social Considerations Comments:
At the time of the evaluation, the recorded and livestream presentations reviewed did not present any social considerations. Content is added regularly so teachers should preview existing recordings and be prepared for the unexpected when sharing livestream sessions with their classes.

GENERAL CONTENT

Content
Is the resource engaging?
Extensively
Is the content current for the intended curriculum and grade?
Extensively
Is the content accurate for the intended curriculum and grade?
Extensively
Is the content timely and important for student broad understandings?
Extensively
This resource supports the characteristics of Aboriginal worldviews and perspectives:
Connectedness and Relationship
Awareness of History
Engagement with the Land, Nature, the Outdoors
Traditional Teaching
Language and Culture
Audience:
Is the content appropriate to the emotional maturity and cognitive level of students?
Extensively
Does the resource provide opportunities for creative and critical thinking?
Extensively
Can the content be differentiated?
Extensively
Is the level of detail appropriate?
Moderately
Is the content of particular interest to male students?
Extensively
Is the content of particular interest to female students?
Extensively
Is the language use appropriate to the emotional maturity and cognitive level of students?
Extensively
Comments:
The resource presents a selection of recorded and livestreamed presentations on a wide variety of topics of interest and importance to students. Some of the presentations are from Canada. Both male and female speakers are featured. Presentations are geared to the age level of the suggested audience, although younger viewers may find some presentations long. Visuals vary with the presentation and include objects/activities presented in real time, videos, and pictures. Individual presentations are labelled by topic and grade level. A brief description of the presentation, as well as the associated organization and location, is provided.

TECHNICAL DESIGN

Does the resource make effective use of the medium?
Extensively
Is the navigation throughout the site intuitive?
Moderately
Are the presentation controls (e.g. sizing, resolutions, volume, etc.) suitable for the classroom?
Extensively
Are images clear?
Extensively
Is the sound quality clear?
Moderately
Is the interface uncluttered?
Extensively
Descriptors:
User-managed password resets
Print and online help provided in simple and brief segments (FAQ, Quick help, etc.)
Comments:
The resource provides access to livestream and recorded presentations. Livestream events include audience participation, and are ordered by grade level, month, subject, and observance. Recorded programs are ordered by date only. Some links lead to incorrect recordings. Six tabs provide general navigation. Links to Content Partner websites are provided. Most generate a new window. Some are not functional. The introductory video employs words and visuals without sound. Support is accessed by submitting a Contact Support form. Users have access to the interactive features of Zoom technology, as well as their computers' accessibility features. Sound quality varies (occasional speaker lag).

INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN

Is the instructional design effective and appropriate for the intended audience?
Moderately
Is the resource suitable for a wide range of learning and teaching styles?
Moderately
Are the instructional elements consistent with the purpose of the resource?
Extensively
Are the concepts clearly explained?
Extensively
Does the progression in learning go from the simple to the complex?
Moderately
Are the content chunking and sequencing appropriate?
Moderately
Does the resource provide multiple strategies to help learners construct meaning?
Moderately
Does the resource provide varied opportunities to demonstrate learning and extend thinking?
Moderately
Does the resource support the transfer of learning to personal or applied contexts?
Moderately
Comments:
The website is organized with livestreaming events, content partners, recordings, and videoconferencing menus. A brief written description of each presentation is provided. Speakers are subject matter experts, often recorded in their workplaces. Presentations vary in format but include standard elements of instructional design such as sequencing and chunking. Learners construct meaning primarily through listening, viewing, and asking and answering questions. Models, pictures, videos, live action, and occasional pre/post materials promote multi-sensory learning. Some speakers provide monthly presentations. Themed topics such as holiday celebrations and observances are available.

DIGITAL CLASSROOM REFERENCE

Does the reference cover topics with sufficient depth for the intended audience?
Extensively
Does the classroom reference use multimedia to support learning?
Extensively
Are the subject area list and/or subtopics extensive?
Extensively
Is the keyword search adequate?
Not at all or slightly
Do the external links contribute to the learning experience
Moderately
Descriptors:
Primary reference material
Comments:
A list of livestreaming events is searchable based on month, grade, subject, or observance. All streaming events are recorded unless indicated and recorded content is organized by date. The web content contains primary reference material.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION PROVIDED BY THE VENDOR

Mac Version(s) :
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Win Version(s) :
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Linux Version(s) :
n/a
Is Active Directory integration available for updating user data?
Yes

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS

Readability:
At intended grade level(s)
Comments:
A mission statement is included. An online calendar of events and an online video conferencing catalogue are provided. Users can sign up for a newsletter.

SUGGESTED CLASSROOM USAGE

Comments:
The resource can be used for whole class, small group, and independent learning activities. Students can view previously recorded material or participate in livestreaming events, which include opportunities to ask and respond to questions. Students can explore the resource for topics of interest or engage in assigned activities. The resource can be used to support the development of observation, listening, and presentation skills.
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