Educational games and resources have gone through a transformation from clunky game play and poorly designed content in their early days, to breath-taking visuals, clever interactive content and exciting storylines today. But the proof of the pudding can really only be from how these games perform in the classroom through feedback from teachers and students. This is where real-life case studies of educational technology games are showing how they can positively (or negatively) transform a classroom. Many games, tools and apps give testimonials from teachers describing their satisfaction with the product. However, when these recommendations show positive results with students with [...]
This is a nicely presented video that shows how a school district is using classroom technology such as whiteboards, clickers and collaborative technologies to improve their teaching and learning.
YouTube has some excellent educational video resources for teachers, and this video shows how one teacher, Mike Christiansen, a 9th grade social studies teacher at Kent-Meridian High School in Kent, WA, uses YouTube in his classroom to transform it into a 21st century learning environment.
We would highly recommend having a look through YouTube’s Teacher and Education pages for great teaching and learning ideas through educational videos.
We have featured some videos from TechSmith before as they show some excellent case studies of teachers using technology in the classroom. This video shows Brian Bennett who teaches Freshman Biology and Chemistry in Harrison High School in Indiana. In his teaching career, Brian quickly saw students disengage from learning when he was at the front of the room lecturing. So he flipped his teaching and gave students the choice on what to learn, how to learn, where to learn and when to learn.
This approach has allowed his students to take more ownership of their learning, become more resourceful learners and has given them more individuality. Take a look at the video and see how [...]