If a student is able to explain math concepts with audio, visuals and text in a video they created, they will most likely retain far more information than if they had simply written down the definition.
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube are four of the most highly used social media apps that are used by students. Schools have filtered these apps from their web servers. Social media has changed the world in a lot of positive aspects. It can be used as an educational tool by being used in a … Continue reading Social Media in the Classroom
I will have to admit, I was one of those teachers who created worksheet templates on Google Docs and had my students answer their questions on the computer. It felt amazing not having to waste paper, let alone carrying the worksheets back and forth from work to home. Finally, I realized that I was doing … Continue reading A Saturday with Alice Keeler
By Timothy Costello What is TPACK and how does it play a role? I will be the first to admit when I started teaching; I resorted to my “comfort zone” of what I knew. This was notes on the whiteboard, work sheets and/or assigned homework out of a student consumable…LOTS of consumables. Was this efficient? … Continue reading Technology in Our Teaching
How do you use GoNoodle in your classroom?! For those who have not heard about this awesome program, you have now. GoNoodle and GoNoodle Plus activities are designed for interactive physical and participatory learning. Kids will follow fun and often catchy rhymes, dances, shakes, and repeat-after-mes. Once again, how do you use GoNoodle in … Continue reading When Did P.E. Become Fun Again?
Ah, January! A new year full of hope and new beginnings. What better time to try something new? With so many fun and exciting widgets, programs, and gadgets in educational technology it can sometimes feel overwhelming trying to figure things out. Don’t fret, try something you haven’t done before. It will be a new adventure. … Continue reading Where to Begin with Educational Technology
In my experience, those students who possess basic or fairly-advanced typing skills have a better advantage when it comes to not only finishing assignments, but completing their work accurately.