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Doceri in the K-12 classroom

The Single Most Effective App for the Interactive Classroom

Here’s the secret: There isn’t one. From our Spring 2014 Doceri teacher survey data and conversations with educators at all levels we know that Doceri can have a huge impact on a teacher’s practice and classroom. Many teachers began using Doceri primarily to control their computers remotely from their iPads, so they could move around […]

Garland ISD Adopts Doceri in 3,800 Classrooms District-Wide

[Click here for Official Press Release] The school year is winding down in the US, but in the Garland Independent School District in Texas, teachers and students have already gotten a taste of what their classrooms will be like next year. In mid-April, Lakeview High school was among the first schools in the district  to […]

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 […]

Visualizing mathematical thinking through Doceri’s timeline

There are two common issues that students encounter when learning new mathematical concepts: visualization and relevance to their own lives. First, let’s take a look at visualization (pun intended). Here’s a great example of how Doceri can help students look a little deeper into a two dimensional plane that, at first glance appears to just be a […]

Screencasting for the Flipped Classroom: Just Start

These words of advice permeate the Twittersphere every day. Just start: don’t worry about the outcome, the quality, nor how the kids will react to you screencasts. After watching thousands of teacher screencasts and creating some of my own, I’ve come to the conclusion that once you start, your screencasts only get better. One thing’s […]

Interactive Teaching

Interactive teaching, modeling teaching, hands-on teaching, project based learning, teaching like a pirate, inquiry based teaching: What do the teaching methods all have in common? Students learn by experiencing and doing – after the teacher presents a question. Call it what you will; when students are perplexed, try, fail, learn, collaborate, receive guidance and then succeed, […]

Energy to Finish Strong

Most K-12 educators are now heading into the last three weeks of the semester, and the scramble to the finish strong is palpable. Before the calendar and clock begin their yearly chuckle in your face, and as you look at the chapters that won’t get covered, its a good time to take stock. Look back […]

Back to School Tetrahedron Project at San Marin High School

At San Marin High School in Novato, Calif. back to school preparations include all the normal lesson planning and administrative requirements – plus 510 mailing tubes and a Doceri screencast on how to create a tetrahedron. During the first week of school, students in five of San Marin’s math classes will learn about the Sierpinski […]

Teacher Appreciation Week: Doceri in history, social studies, geography and critical thinking

Its Teacher Appreciation Week, 2013, and we have a LOT of teachers to thank! We can’t possibly highlight all of our wonderful Doceri teachers in one week, so thought we’d highlight as many as we can in a different subject area each day. Across K-12 and higher education, teachers and faculty are using Doceri to […]

Music education with the iPad and Doceri, at Rivesville Elementary/Middle School in West Virginia

Oh I woke up this morning, and I ran out to the bus Well I woke up this morning, and I ran out to the bus I forgot to comb my hair, and my mama made a fuss   Second graders at Rivesville Elementary/Middle School in Rivesville West Virginia are learning about the blues. Hands […]