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Doceri as Foundation of Classroom Tech Tools: Part 1

Over the past four years Doceri has become the foundation to my edtech tool belt. When presenting or having a discussion I am free to walk around the room and access Class Dojo, Kahoot!, Google Classroom, etc through Doceri. OR I can use it as a digital whiteboard and make a screencast on the fly.  […]

Recorded Webinar: How to Facilitate Learning Using Doceri

Webinar with the author of Screen-To-Screen Selling, Doug DeVitre On September 29th SP Controls and Doug Devitre, Author of Screen to Screen Selling hosted a webinar titled:  Advanced Teaching Techniques Using Doceri Interactive Whiteboard “We are architects of learning. We know where the students need to go and we have the content to get them […]

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 […]

Kenny Bosch 1.2: Is Doceri a smarter choice than a SMART Board?

Recently Kenny Bosch, Doceri high school teacher wrote a blog post titled  Educators Embracing Doceri In it he describes how Doceri has replaced his colleagues’ SMART Board and why. Even Kenny’s administrator is exploring flipping the staff meetings. Click on the above link to go to Kenny’s full post. Below are highlights from the post. “I […]

Flip Class Research Results Episode From the podcast The Flip Side with Jon Bergmann

Does the Flipped Classroom help the learning process? The results of a new flipped learning study of 12 UK schools with over 2,400 students where staff had flipped their school suggest that flipped learning has a large impact. The study was carried out in the subject of math in the UK by Kirsty Tonks’ team. The results […]

The Flipped Classroom = The Freedom to Teach

SP Controls created Doceri for one reason: to help educators engage and connect with students. The flipped classroom was developed by Jon Bergmann so he could spend more face to face time with his students. The flipped classroom teaching methodology is best defined on the Flipped Learning Network as the Four Pillars of Flip. It is SP […]

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 […]

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 […]