Frequently Asked Questions
- Q: Which schools are eligible to access the online melanoma content?
- A: All high schools, middle schools, community colleges, and 4 year colleges, both public and private, in all countries.
- Q: Which schools are eligible to receive student videos as dvds?
- A: US high schools and middle schools that have no access to digital projectors or SmartBoards.
- Q: Why is it necessary for teachers to register? Why not make the online videos available to anyone?
- A: As a non-profit organization dependent on public support we need to know which schools are actually using the lesson so we can make that information available to the public.
- Q: Are free hard copy bookmarks still available?
- A: Free hard copy bookmarks are no longer available but the online "See Spot Document" incorporates both sides of the bookmark on a single page.
- Q: Why is it recommended that teachers watch the video?
- A: To enable them to answer student questions.
- Q: Is the online teacher-education video the same as the 45-minute dvd video (version 088) produced in 2008?
- A: The online video is an updated 2012 version and is only 30 minutes in length.
- Q: Is it necessary for teachers who have watched the dvd video to watch the updated online video?
- A: If it has been more than 4 years since watching the dvd or attending a live presentation we recommend watching the online video.
- Q: After completing online registration is there a time limitation for eligibility to watch the videos?
- A: Registered teachers may watch the videos anytime they like.
- Q: What is the difference between the teacher video and the student videos?
- A: The teacher video is longer, covers the subject in greater depth, and utilizes a narrated PowerPoint style that is not intended for students. The student videos were developed on the basis of student focus group input to engage students using young people they can relate to as narrators. Both student videos received 2009 American Academy of Dermatology Gold Triangle awards.
- Q: How can teachers access the student videos?
- A: If they have completed online registration they may watch the student videos by logging in to their account.
- Q: Is there an expiration date for accessing the student videos?
- A: Authorization to access student videos expires at the end of each school year and must be renewed by updating any changed account information each succeeding school year.
- Q: How similar are the high school and middle school student videos?
- A: The videos are completely different.
See Spot Document
- Q: Who is eligible to view and download the See Spot document?
- A: Anyone with internet access.
- Q: Are there any registration requirements to view or download the See Spot document?
- A: No; anyone may access it without registering.
- Q: Our school has been using hard copy See Spot bookmarks. Are these still available at no cost?
- A: Free hard copy bookmarks are no longer available but may be ordered online.
- Q: We have no digital projector or SmartBoard and we're out of bookmarks. How can we integrate the SeeSpot document into the lesson?
- A: If you have a document projector print a copy of the SeeSpot document and show it to the class after the student video. Go over the bookmark with students and provide the web address www.melanomaeducation.net/pdf_files/SeeSpot.pdf so they can download it at home. Assign them to use the document to teach their parents about melanoma then have them print the second page of the document, have a parent sign it, and return it to you during your next class with them. If you have no document projector just provide the web address and assign the students to proceed the same way.
Portability of Certification
- Q: If an authorized teacher moves to another school will she/he still have access to all online content?
- A: Yes, by logging in with their previous email address and revising their account information.