The Insider as an Instructional Tool – December 2020


This month’s video segments have no embedded narration.  They showcase people, animals, trail experiences, and the majestic landscape through which the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race runs. Use them for many types of writing and publishing.


Beauty of the Checkpoint – March 17, 2020 12:50am

Time-lapse of the Hustle & Bustle Leaving Takotna – March 12, 2020 2:49am

Moose On The Loose – Happy River – March 9, 2020 1:37pm

RUN DOG RUN RAINY PASS – March 11, 2020 10:28am

Let it Snow in Galena – March 14, 2020 2:14pm

The Beauty of Rainy Pass – March 10, 2020 1:07am

Flying Through the Alaska Range – March 9, 2020 8:20pm

Sunset – Nikolai – March 9, 2020 10:09pm


Common Core Anchor Standards for Writing:



Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.


Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details and well-structured event sequences.


Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.


Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.


Technology Integration (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.W.6)

Consider having students use some of these tools for publishing:

Prezi, Google Slides, PowToons, Flipgrid, StoryboardThat, Animoto, Stop Motion Studio


Here are some collaboration tools students can use:

Padlet, Wakelet, Mentimeter, Flipgrid


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