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Teaching Channel and SnagIt

Teaching Channel is a great resource for teachers. I wanted to analyze the layout as a way to help other teachers think about how to structure learning resources on a webpage or any other medium. The portion below this explanation is actually an annotated screenshot of a live Teaching Channel page.

I used SnagIt to annotate the screen capture and then produce this PNG image. I plan to use this annotated image as part of my email blast to teachers (a one page Rick's Pick that I do). If a teacher can see what an item is about in less than a minute, they can then decide whether further study is merited.

  • Note that Videos (circled) is only one of the sections. It is highlighted here.
  • Too many sites simply have videos, but without any context.
  • The Guide section to the right provides teaching and curriculum context. It is a key element that sets this site apart.
  • All videos are organized in the larger library.
  • The videos themselves are high quality, targeted, and provide scaffolding with carefully designed titles and questions.
  • You also have links to Related Videos and other Resources.



Teaching Channel