I don't remember where I got this link, but I occasionally look at it for some new "techy" ideas. He has some great ideas that I would like to try. One is a choose your own adventure using youtube videos. Sounds really complicated, but it's worth a try!
Hope everyone is enjoying their Christmas break!
Thursday, December 6, 2012
My last post "A day without laptops" had me in a quandary pretty much all afternoon. Then, the words of Steven Anderson, our WSFCS Director of Instructional Technology came to mind: "It's not about the devices, it's about instruction." So the simple answer to why my students didn't ask about the laptops? Because my lesson didn't "call" for it - it wasn't missed. Sometimes it is just that simple.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
So, I wanted to try something different in my classes today... I decided to NOT use our devices. They remained in their cart all day - out of sight, and apparently, out of mind! Not one student asked, "are we using the laptops today?", or even "how come we're not using the laptops today?" I'm surprised. I thought they would be, like, indignant with doing things the "old" way, but they just took it in stride. Hmmm.. Not even one student. Not one. Interesting.