Monthly Archives: February 2016

Shout it Out: the SMART LAB is Cool!

Almost a year ago, SMART Notebook was updated to version 15, bringing with it a new feature called Lesson Activity Builder (LAB). This addition allows teachers to create engaging, interactive activities for students. Options include flipping cards, filling in blanks, ranking and sorting things. Many of the activities also include a gaming component – random spinning wheel or hat pick, ...

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Differentiation with ClassKick App

In January I participated in a web chat with Laura Litton from ClassKick. ClassKick is an iOS app that allows a teacher to create an assignment of slides and then watch students complete them in real time. While students work, they can raise a virtual hand to get help or their work checked. I love that students can help each ...

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Choose a Video Clip with ClipChoose

In January I wrote about how much I enjoyed using the iOS IPEVO Whiteboard app with my students to make videos of chemistry demonstrations. I promised to share some of the best of these easy to make and annotate videos. Around the same time of that post, I read about ClipChoose, a webtool for making video polls, so I decided ...

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Teach my [Stoichiometry] Lesson

A few weeks ago I wrote about a new approach I tried to teaching stoichiometry, the fundamental math of chemistry. At almost the same time, I wrote a post in response to a blogging initiative launched by the MathTwitterBlogoSphere (#MTBoS). This post is a follow-up to both of those things. This week the #MTBoS asks us to post about a ...

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