I like the theory behind a flipped classroom, but I have not yet come across a situation or topic where I thought a flipped class would be appropriate. Until I tried it with grade 11 geometry...
Using Technology In The Classroom
Welcome to Butterfly Classrooms
A record of using technology in the classroom.
Here you will find lots of tips and ideas for any teacher that want to ensure that their classroom is still relevant in the 21st century. As well as my personal reflections, experiences and the lessons I learned.
When asked what the must-have extension every teacher should have is, the answer is easy, Grammarly. Grammarly is a spell checker on steroids; it picks up on everything. Not just mistakes but also on other little things you can do to make your writing better and the best of all is that it helps you to get better at writing.
Can Google Classroom bring anything to the table during exam time? Yes, definitely yes. In this post, I share 4 ways I use Google Classroom in exam time to improve my understanding and relationship with my learners.
A typical lesson starts with the teacher providing the questions and learners answering them. Why not mix that up and give your learners a blank sheet and ask them to set up the questions for each other? An Instaworksheet on Google Slides is the ideal tool to make that happen.
The term eLearning gets thrown around a lot in education, but few teachers and administrators can put into words what they mean with eLearning. Let's talk about what eLearning really means.
The introduction of personal devices changed the way we manage our classrooms in a big way. Lots of teachers find the idea of personal devices very intimidating, but it doesn't have to be. Here are some tips from teachers who have been there.
A very simple investigating trig graphs using Google Sheets to allow learners to try plotting the graphs using different intervals.
If your school is not basing eLearning on strong educational principles, it is only a new trend that could even do more harm than good. I wrote a series on seven principles that I think should form the base of eLearning in any school.
Like most things in life, the ideals of eLearning is a long way removed from the realities. Things like technology saving you time could not be any further from the truth.
You like the idea of blended learning, but you have no idea how where to start. In this post, I give you five practical but easy steps that will get you on your way.
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Just because kids know how to use Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram, doesn’t mean they know how to use technology to enhance their learning.
Training should be something you can use on Monday, not someday!
We need to make the positives so loud that the negatives becomes almost impossible to hear.
Shifting education begins with teaching students how to learn, instead of what to learn.
Don’t ask your students to learn, if you are not willing to continue learning yourself.
I am not a fan of technology.
I am a fan of pedagogy, of understanding how people learn and the most effective learning methods.
But technology enables some exciting changes.
Donald A Norman
In practice established curricula and teaching methods remain in place under a thin coating of technological glitter, and available technology is often underused and poorly integrated into classroom practice.