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February 10, 2013

Flipped Instruction or No Instruction?

A truly flipped classroom would involve more learning by doing and less lecturing--whether live or via video.

September 02, 2012

The New Digital Divide

Tweeting. Texting. Messaging. Friending. Skyping. Technology has brought people together when they couldn't be further apart. Yet it has also pushed people apart when they couldn't be closer together. It's not that we've become less interested in each other, but rather less capable of paying atten...

May 19, 2012

A Noteworthy Note-Taking System

"Look it up in your notes," I told students when they asked me for information that either I had already given them or they had found on their own. "You're the teacher. You're supposed to answer our questions," students responded. "The answers to those questions should be in your notes." I replied....

October 15, 2011

Students at the Board: Confidence Booster or Buster?

Presenting solutions to homework or class work in front of the class can be a real confidence booster for students. But it can also be a real confidence buster for them if they come to the board thinking they're experts and their answers turn out to be wrong. And if that's not deflating enough for...

September 25, 2011

Cold Call Protocol

In previous posts I explained when and why it's better to ask students questions using cold calling rather than hand raising or choral response. Now, here are some tips on how to use cold calling: Call on students equally yet randomly. Some teachers rely on memory to do this. Others place Popsicle s...

July 09, 2011

Classroom Management First, Technology Second

Graduates of University of Virgina's math teacher education program have had more success teaching with technology after a couple of years on their own than they had when UVa staff was helping them with it. This according to Joe Garofalo, Co-Director of the University of Virginia Center for Technolo...

July 02, 2011

Technology: Teacher Enhancement, NOT Replacement

Web 2.0 applications. Mobile learning. Digital portfolios. Flipped classrooms. Just a few of many topics I learned more about at the recent International Society for Technology in Education Conference (ISTE), and plan to tweet/blog about in the coming weeks. But what stood out to me at ISTE even m...

November 24, 2010

The Overhead Projector: Don't Overlook It (Part 2)

In a prior post, David Ginsburg explained why teachers should use a projector rather than the board. He now provides pointers for using projectors to their full potential.

November 14, 2010

The Overhead Projector: Don't Overlook It (Part 1)

David Ginsburg's students snuck out of class and threw books at him as he wrote on the board. His solution: Use a projector, a switch he recommends for several reasons.



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