The other day I had a handful of students in my class who finished an activity in record time, so I gave them a few iPads and asked them to look for apps they thought were educationally sound and then present them to the class (basically so I could buy myself some time to work with some of the other students that needed more time). Anyway, what started as a way to keep some kids busy turned into an incredible experience! I loved how my students shared their rationales for the apps they chose. I am going to blog about them over the next few weeks...starting with SHOW ME.
This is what the two girls wrote on the board and they are so right! Show me is a great way for students to teach each other (and show you, the teacher, what they know). Click below to see the show me they made! Makes for a great activity and/or assessment!
_Well...I am just thrilled with how many online programs there are that are useful to teachers...here are some more:
Thank you to whoever started this list...I had it saved to my computer and I am not even sure where it has come from!!!
So thank you mystery person!!!
Have been thinking a lot about prezi and powerpoint lately and which one I like better....I taught prezi to a colleague's grade 7 class the other day and they really enjoyed it, and so do I...but powerpoint is a little more user friendly (in my opinion).
I like what my colleague, Mr. McDonald, did though...he gave the students the choice. He taught them about ppt and I taught them about prezi and he is going to let the students decide which program they want to use for their presentations.
Giving students choice..always a great thing :)
On a side note, I am still thinking about Museum Box and it can be used in the 5/6 classroom in a useful way.
I recommended it to an LST teacher at my school as she was looking for