This website is for sociologists who teach introduction to sociology and are interested in adding a visual and/or interactive component to the classroom learning experience. There are three resources on this website.
Power Point presentations for each of the major sociological topics.
The presentations capitalize on the power of photographs as a tool for presenting sociological concepts and theories. Photographic images offer students opportunities to observe, analyze and apply sociological concepts and theories. Once the Power Points are downloaded you are free to modify to fit your classroom needs. Commercial use is not permitted. The Power Points also include extensive notes that offer helpful tips and background information to facilitate in their presentation. Simply view notes to read.
An interactive resource that builds upon a cost free survey technology supported by polleverywhere.com.
With this technology, students can use cell phones, laptops or other technologies that permit texting or facilitate internet access to answer questions with immediate results. The trick, of course, is asking questions that make key points or lead to meaningful discussion. For each of the major sociological topics there is a set of recommended questions that help convey some important sociological principle, process or concept. The questions are formatted in such a way that you can copy and paste right into the polleverywhere.com software. Simply choose “Create Poll” and then copy the desired set of questions (all at once and as formatted) into the rectangular box. Scroll down and select “Create.” You are free to add and modify questions for classroom, but not use them for commercial purposes.
Recommended short video clips to illustrate key sociological concepts and theories.
Typically the recommended videos take five to 10 minutes of time to present, sometimes even less time. To give context to each video clip there is a Power Point presentation laying out the relevant concepts and theories. Embedded within the slides is a link to video clip and talking points. Once the Power Points are downloaded you are free to modify to fit your classroom needs. Commercial use is not permitted. The Power Points also include notes that offer helpful tips and background information on video clip and sociological ideas emphasized.
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