Revel for Teacher Education: Demo
Below is the transcript for the video at: http://youtu.be/HDLxpgk65gs.
When students are engaged deeply, they learn more effectively and perform better in their courses. This simple fact inspired the creation of Revel: an immersive learning experience designed for the way today's students read, think, and learn. Built in collaboration with educators and students nationwide, Revel is the newest, fully digital way to deliver Pearson's respected Teacher Education content.
Let's take a look at some of the features that make Revel such a great experience for you and your Teacher Education students.
Students often find static textbooks dry, and have a hard time visualizing how concepts and theories translate to K-12 classroom settings. In Revel, authentic classroom videos illustrate, exemplify, and expand on key concepts. When students are able to observe expert teachers in action and see educational theory demonstrated in real classrooms, it helps them better understand topics that can be hard to comprehend from reading alone. And, since the media is integrated directly in the narrative, students can delve further into key concepts without breaking stride.
Revel's interactive animations and exercises let students read about and practice course material in tandem, increasing their engagement. Figures and tables that may be overlooked in a traditional textbook require just a click to bring concepts to life. Instead of simply reading about how to teach fractions, students can see strategies demonstrated and interact with the material.
Short-answer writing assignments encourage students to reflect on their reading and consider how they might incorporate key concepts and strategies into their own teaching. In addition to sharpening critical-thinking and writing skills, the exercises provide immediate answer feedback to help students assess their understanding.
Revel's multiple-choice assessments provide more opportunities for students to check their understanding at regular intervals before moving on. As they are asked to recall and practice what they have read, their retention and comprehension of the material is strengthened.
Revel's assignment and tracking tools offer actionable information that helps educators intersect with their students in meaningful ways. Revel allows you to indicate precisely which readings and assessments must be completed on which dates, so students show up prepared for class and ready to participate. This clear, detailed schedule helps students stay on task and keeps them motivated throughout the course. Students' responses to the writing exercises and assessments flow to the Revel Performance Dashboard, allowing instructors to easily monitor class progress as well as individual student achievement.
Finally, Revel is also fully mobile, so students can read and interact with course material on their devices, anywhere and anytime.
And there you have it. That was a quick look at just a handful of the valuable features in Revel for Teacher Education. If you want to learn more about Revel, go to /revel. Thanks for watching.