As I’ve said in past blogs, modern education needs changes in order to motivate students more effectively. Textbooks are ineffective nowadays in most students’ learning processes. Standard vocabulary lists with definitions rarely will help students’ learn the words or ever feel comfortable using them. Teachers need to take time to see what works with the new generation of students. Studies have shown that a high … Continue reading Digital Motivation
Stellarium is an Open Source available on the web. It is a virtual planetarium that allows you to move the screen 360 degrees and lets you see the view above you. The image makes it look like you are lying on the grass and you’re rolling around to see what is surrounding you. You can view everything around you at sunset and at nighttime. There’s … Continue reading Stellarium Review
I am beginning to learn about SMARTBoards and recently have looked through several lessons On SMART Exchange. Most of the lessons I looked at were meant to review a topic or test prior knowledge of a subject with some sort of game. I love using games in the classroom, because it makes studying fun for the students and the teacher. I did find one lesson … Continue reading Pump Up…But Not Too Much!