When I think of “bundling,” the first person that comes to mind is Frank from American Pickers. I’m an eLearning coach but also a Social Studies teacher so, admittedly, I am a history nerd and don’t miss many shows on the History Channel. Frank likes to “bundle” things together to get a better deal on the “rusty gold” he wants to buy. Bundles on My Big Campus (MBC) are also a “good deal.” There are many benefits to creating bundles on MBC. This post serves to show how bundles can be a great way to organize content literacy lessons.
|Frank, aka, the "bundler."|
By creating a bundle you can insert text, which can serve as your directions or a place to post websites. You can also upload files such as articles (Word, pdf, etc.), pictures, or videos. A couple of other great features to include in a bundle are assignments created in MBC (such as quizzes, tests, homework assignments) and bundle locks. A bundle lock allows you to lock any content below where you insert the lock. The lock can be set to unlock at a certain time. It can also be set to unlock when a student gets a score you determine as proficient on a quiz or assignment in the bundle. You can also just have it simply unlock when the user clicks the unlock button. Bundle locks are a great way to separate and divide your content.
|This is what the top of the bundle looks like when students open it.|
|This is an example of the Acquisition phase of the lesson (the articles and the note taking graphic organizer). Students just click on the documents to open them and then can save them to their computer.|
|This is an example of the eXtension phase in a lesson. You will also see a bundle lock at the bottom of this screenshot. It is a simple user bundle lock in which students just have to click a button to unlock the content below it.|
Are you a MBC user? Do you have ideas on how you can use MBC bundles in your classroom to teach content literacy?