WELCOME TO MODULE 3: NIHSeniorHealth Quizzes and Videos

This Module Includes:

Other Online Training Tools:

Classroom Equipment Needed

Module Storage for the Trainer

After printing out the materials, use a 3-ring binder to store:

Materials Storage for Students

Encourage students to use a 3-ring binder or a folder to store handouts.

ABOUT THE LESSON

Lesson Structure

Lesson Goals

In this lesson, students will:

Lesson Materials

To avoid distraction, we recommend that you wait to distribute handouts until indicated in the lesson plan.

Lesson Length

Approximately 2 hours. Includes 35 minutes of review and optional activities.

Tips for Training Older Adults

To Prepare for the Lesson

Lesson Plan

Lesson Approach

This lesson plan uses a combination of scripted and descriptive sections. The short, scripted portions, which appear in colored boxes at the top of each page of the lesson plan, are designed as “anchor points,” marking the end of one part of the lesson and the start of another. It is important to convey the content in these scripted boxes, although you may use your own wording as you become more familiar with the material. The steps that follow each scripted box are descriptive. Move through them according to your personal training style. This approach is useful in maintaining lesson focus and keeping trainers and students on track. It also makes the lesson plan easy to use for less experienced trainers and helpful for more seasoned ones.

Important Note

In the discussions of health issues that may occur during class, refrain from offering medical advice or advocating specific treatments, physicians, hospitals, insurance plans, etc. Also, discourage this type of activity among students. Always emphasize that students should consult their health care providers about any medical information they may hear about in class or find on the Internet.

OPENING COMMENTS (5 Minutes)

SET-UP ACTIVITY

“Welcome to Lesson 3: NIHSeniorHealth Quizzes and Videos. (Pronounced N-I-H Senior Health.) My name is _________. (This is our classroom assistant_________.) Before we start the class, I’d like to review a few general points.”

Tell students the following:

INTRODUCTIONS (3 Minutes)

SET-UP ACTIVITY

“Before we get started, let’s introduce ourselves.”

Purpose of Activity

CLASS PROCEDURES (3 Minutes)

SET-UP ACTIVITY

“Let’s talk for a moment about how the class will proceed. You will be learning new ways to use technology, and in order for everyone to be successful, here are some things we need to do.”

Tell students the following:

Purpose of Activity

To communicate expectations, put students at ease, and facilitate learning. 

TAKE-HOME ASSIGNMENT (5 Minutes)

REINFORCEMENT ACTIVITY

“Before we get started with the new material, let’s go over the take-home assignment from the last class.”

Purpose of Activity

LESSON GOALS (2 Minutes)

SET-UP ACTIVITY

“In this lesson we will learn how to take online quizzes and watch videos on the NIHSeniorHealth web site. We also will explore health issues of interest to you. Let’s take a look at the specific goals for today’s lesson.”

Pass out Handout 3A: Lesson Goals.

Purpose of Activity

INTERNET TERMS (5 Minutes)

SET-UP ACTIVITY

“Before we actually get into the heart of the lesson, let’s review a few basic Internet terms.”

Pass out Handout 3B: Glossary

INTERNET TERMS

Tips for Glossary Review

REVIEW: THE HOME PAGE AND HEALTH TOPICS A-Z PAGE (5 Minutes)

SET-UP ACTIVITY

“Let’s review some parts of the website we learned about last time, beginning with the Home Page and the Health Topics A-Z page.”

REVIEW: SPECIAL FEATURES (optional) (5 Minutes)

REINFORCEMENT SET-UP ACTIVITY

“NIHSeniorHealth has special features to make the information on the website easier for older adults to grasp. These features let you change the size of the text and change the color contrast of the page. The buttons for these features are found at the top of each page.”

SUMMARIZING (3 Minutes)

REINFORCEMENT ACTIVITY

“Now let’s take a look at the Lesson Goals to see what we’ve covered so far.”

Refer students back to Handout 3A: Lesson Goals.

Time Check:  40 minutes elapsed; 1 hour, 45 minutes left.

Purpose of Activity

FINDING HEALTH TOPICS BY CATEGORY (10 Minutes)

CORE ACTIVITY

“In addition to using the alphabetical list to find health topics as we did in our last class, you can also search for health topics by category.”

USING THE LEFT MENU TO FIND INFORMATION WITHIN A HEALTH TOPIC (10 Minutes)

CORE ACTIVITY

“Let’s look at the Left Menu to find out what type of information is in the Healthy Eyes topic.”

Purpose of Reading Aloud Activity

TAKING AN ONLINE QUIZ (10 Minutes)

CORE ACTIVITY

“The next goal is to learn to take an online quiz. Online quizzes are popular features on many websites. Let’s take this quiz to see what we have learned about Healthy Eyes.”

Teaching Tips

SUMMARIZING (5 Minutes)

REINFORCEMENT ACTIVITY

“Now let’s take a look at the Goals again to see what we have covered so far.”

Refer to Handout 3A: Lesson Goals.

Purpose of Activity

Optional Stopping Point: 1 hour, 10 minutes elapsed; about 50 minutes left.

(If you choose to stop here, you may teach the remaining material in the next class.)

PLAYING, WATCHING, AND CLOSING A VIDEO (10 Minutes)

CORE ACTIVITY

“Now let’s look at Goals 5 and 6 – opening, watching, and closing a video and opening, reading, and closing a transcript of that video. There are many videos on NIHSeniorHealth and once you learn how to watch one, you will know how to watch others.”

Teaching Tips

LEARNING ABOUT VIDEO CONTROLS —OPTIONAL (5 Minutes)

CORE ACTIVITY

“Here are details about the controls at the bottom of the video screen that you may want to use as you watch videos..”

This is an optional activity. To avoid overwhelming students with too much information, you may want to limit the description to activities (5) and (6) above — how to start and stop the video.

OPENING, READING, AND CLOSING A VIDEO TRANSCRIPT (10 Minutes)

CORE ACTIVITY

“Now let’s see how to open and close a transcript of that video.”

Teaching Tips

SUMMARIZING (3 Minutes)

REINFORCEMENT ACTIVITY

“Now let’s take a look at the Goals again to see what we have covered so far.”

Refer to Handout 3A: Lesson Goals.

Purpose of Activity

INDEPENDENT PRACTICE ACTIVITY (20 Minutes)

PRACTICE ACTIVITY

“Now let’s see if you can apply what you’ve learned to another health topic. Let’s choose ONE of the following topics to work on.”

Step 1: Return students’ computers to the Home Page by having them click on the Home link at the top of the page.

Pass out Handout 3C:

Step 2: Select one of the health topics and lead students through the exercise step by step.

Teaching Tips

CHECKING FOR UNDERSTANDING (10 Minutes)

REINFORCEMENT ACTIVITY

“Let’s see what we found out about the health topic we researched.”

Purpose of Activity

WRAPPING UP (10 Minutes)

REINFORCEMENT ACTIVITY

“Let’s briefly review what we’ve covered in this lesson. You have:

Here is a handout to help you recall what you learned.”

Pass out Handout 3D: Lesson Review with Screen Shots.

Purpose of Activity

WRAPPING UP (contd.) (5 Minutes)

REINFORCEMENT ACTIVITY

“The NIHSeniorHealth website has many more features that we will explore in a future lesson. Remember, always check with your doctor about health information you find on the Internet. Here’s your homework assignment, which is designed to give you more practice with the skills you’ve learned today.”

Refer students back to Handout 3C: Find Out About...

Teaching Tip

End of Lesson 3

HANDOUTS

HANDOUT 3A: Lesson Goals

During this lesson, you will:

ANY QUESTIONS? LIST THEM HERE

 

HANDOUT 3B: Glossary

ANY QUESTIONS? LIST THEM HERE

 

HANDOUT 3C: Find Out About Alzheimer’s Disease

DIRECTIONS: Follow the steps and answer any questions you find.

ANY QUESTIONS? LIST THEM HERE

 

HANDOUT 3C: Find Out About Shingles

DIRECTIONS: Follow the steps and answer any questions you find.

ANY QUESTIONS? LIST THEM HERE

 

HANDOUT 3C: Find Out About Balance Problems

DIRECTIONS: Follow the steps and answer any questions you find.

ANY QUESTIONS? LIST THEM HERE

 

HANDOUT 3C: Find Out About Hearing Loss

DIRECTIONS: Follow the steps and answer any questions you find.

ANY QUESTIONS? LIST THEM HERE

 

 

 

 

 

Last reviewed: November 2013