As the Technology Lead at my school, I hear not only what is happening with technology from the teacher’s perspective, but also from the students. I always find it fascinating how kids see our lessons. Not too long ago, I had a conversation with a student who was complaining about one of his teachers. He said, “my teacher doesn’t teach.” Concerned about what the student meant, I asked for more information. I asked the student to describe a normal day in the class of that particular teacher. The ...
1. Amoeba Sisters- https://www.youtube.com/user/AmoebaSisters YouTube videos on life science concepts- done with humor!
2. STEM- http://concord.org/stem-resources/grade-level/high-school STEM resources for high school students
3. BBC News-http://www.bbc.com/news/science_and_environment Current Science news.
4. Science Behind Hollywood- http://education.ti.com/en/us/stem-hollywood gets students excited about science through movies
5. PBS Science- http://www.pbs.org/topics/science-nature/ less ...
The PowToon Presentations Edu App is available in the Chrome Web Store. Students can easily sign in using the Google Plus single sign-on.
I had students watch this YouTube video first on how to make a PowToon https://youtu.be/uxUJs7nHBmE.
I gave students time to play with the different features of PowToon and become comfortable with it before assigning them work with it.
Then I told them to create a PowToon using 7 of the vocabulary words we were currently learning.
I let students pick the b ...
I taught critical thinking as adjunct online professor for several years. Critical thinking isn’t about focusing on rhetorical devices and mnemonics, it’s about helping students make connections with the real-world. To help students evaluate information that is presented to them from a different view point. With these skills we create a better world, a better understanding of it, and empathy.
How do I teach critical thinking skills to my high students today?
Every day students walk into my cla ...
Can a Chromebook be used in Math class? Yes!Should a Chromebook be used in Math class? Yes!
Here are some tools/ resources:1. GeoGebra- https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/geogebra/bnbaboaihhkjoaolfnfoablhllahjnee Chrome app. Tools for geometry, algebra, statistics, calculus. 3D view .2. Desmos Graphing Calculator- https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/desmos-graphing-calculato/bhdheahnajobgndecdbggfmcojekgdko Chrome app. Plot functions, create tables, animate graphs, etc.3. Graph.tk- ...
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