ABLE Interactive Tutorials are designed to make training from supplemental service providers available to all practitioners anytime, anywhere in an engaging way. Each tutorial is a short, specific tutorial. Using DOK 2 & 3 questions, practitioners are able to engage with the content and reflect on their own instruction while they earn CEUs.
This OER discusses matter, elements, compounds, atoms, and the subatomic particles succinctly. It would be most effective if used as a supplement to a text, another website, some type of multimedia, and/or as a review on the subject. There are additional links and resources to support advance instructions and learning. The idea that students are able to work independently to improve their learning is an advantage to using this OER as an augmentation. It contains an assessment with hidden answers, which supports a check for mastery; it also requires some critical thinking skills.
The Virtual Microscope is a full-fledged simulation that allows users to select and position slides, adjust lighting, magnification and focus, and measure specimens. A narrated demonstration is available to guide students through the steps required to bring a specimen into focus. There is also a checklist that indicates which steps have been completed successfully.