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Doceri in the math classroom

Doceri + Minecraft = Math Engagement: Benjamin Cogswell 1.2

“Minecraft in the classroom is AMAZING!” states Benjamin Cogswell,  Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA) for Alisal Union School District. He goes on to say, “There are so many teachable moments within this flexible learning environment. Constructing the setting of a book, mixing chemicals to understand science, and manipulating blocks to understand fractions are just a few […]

Doceri Screencast Film Festival: Benjamin Cogswell 1.1

I remember in grad school one of my professors telling me, “You don’t really know a concept well until you teach it to others.” This is an idea that stuck with me throughout my teaching career. It is the whole notion of making the students the teachers – pushing kids into the creating phase of […]

Support and Access In the Doceri Classroom: Kim Laabs 1.1

High School Math teacher Kim Laabs is the first teacher to have the full Doceri Classroom installed in her classroom at San Marin High School in Novato. Kim’s students have been privy to high quality audio enveloping the room in crystal clear sound. When she’s playing one of her own videos for the whole class they […]

Mrs. Tishler’s Hard to Fail Approach

Here’s a screencast with a whole set of directions to produce a math foldable Perfect Square Chart for an interactive notebook by Mrs. Tishler. How long would this have taken to go through in class? How many kids would have to be redirected if these directions were spoken live? How many students would be lost […]

Teacher Feature: Benjamin Cogswell (EdTech Trainer): 1.0

Name: Benjamin Cogswell School: Alisal Union School District Province: Salinas, Monterey County, California Job Title: TOSA-Technology Trainer How do you Doceri?  Doceri is hands down my favorite app to use on the iPad. It was a game changer for me. I always enjoy sharing its awesomeness with other educators. Doceri has allowed me to do many […]

Teacher Feature: Kim Laabs: 1.0

Name: Kim Laabs School:  San Marin High School District: Novato Unified School District Job Title: Mathematics Teacher / Department Chair How do you use Doceri? Do you use Doceri Desktop as well as the iPad app? I began using Doceri in 2013 to make screencasts in order to flip instruction in my math class.  Additionally, […]

Teacher Feature: Part 3 of 3 – Timothy Wayne Boudreau

This is the final installment of Canadian Middle School Math teacher, Tim Boudreau. How has Doceri changed how you interact with your students during lectures/ presentations/ small group instruction? I tend not to give too many lectures in the classroom, but when I do, I often do the live screencast format. Knowing that everything is […]

Teacher Feature: April Barton

Name:  April Barton School: Cottonwood High School District: Granite School District State: Utah Subject: Mathematics    1. What drove you to begin making Doceri screencasts for your students?  I was having difficulty keeping students caught up with the material when they were absent.  Either they would just be lost for a unit or two, or they would […]

Doceri Teacher Feature: Krista Hands, Oklahoma Baptist University

Name: Dr. Krista Hands School: Oklahoma Baptist University State: OK Subject: Mathematics – all levels Krista Hands is a mathematics professor at Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee, Oklahoma, teaching Trigonometry, Calculus I, Calculus II and Contemporary Math, a general education course – as well training education students on how to teach math. Her discovery of […]

Teacher-Centered vs. Student-Centered Education

Anthropologist Margaret Mead said “Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.” It’s messy. It’s frustrating. It takes longer but student-centered teaching model can turn passive learners into interactive partners in their own development. The traditional, Teacher-Centered Approach Picture a class learning how to  multiply mixed fractions. Traditionally a teacher stands at […]