Turn YouTube into a Classroom with PlayPosit
You know the Internet is loaded with great videos. But holding students accountable for watching is a challenge. Without standing right over students, how do you know if they’re really watching?
How to Use the Concept Attainment Strategy
I like this strategy because it really involves students in their own learning. Instead of just delivering the information to them, you’re helping them discover it on their own. Also, it’s captivating — a mystery to solve! — which is far more likely to engage students.
Book Review: The Best-Kept Teaching Secret
Things have gotten awfully complicated and contentious in education lately. This friendly, easy-to-read book offers something we’re all looking for these days: simple ideas with big impact.
Oh, The Things You Can Do with GoAnimate!
Until recently, the tools to create professional-looking videos were out of the hands of most regular folks. But those days are over.
Powtoon: Fun, High-Quality Videos Made Easy
Powtoon is an online presentation tool that enables you and your students to create professional-quality animated videos in just minutes. All you need is an internet connection, a microphone, and a desktop or laptop computer.
Book Review: How to Talk So Kids Can Learn
If I could only choose one book to put into the hands of teachers, it would be this one. With specific instructions and clear examples, the authors walk us through the small, important changes we can make in the way we talk to students of all ages.