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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 […]

My 2nd Teacher’s Aid in the room: Doceri

Today I had two students come back from a few days of being sick. Of Course they were behind. I am a middle school special educator with an art credential. My classes are social studies integrated with art. Every day we begin class with about 10 minutes of drawing. My drawing lessons are the first drawing […]

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: Rebecca DeLozier – Part 3 of 3 – Screencasting Doceri Style

Why Doceri? Rebecca tried all manner of screencasting apps but ended up choosing Doceri because it gave her the complexity and control to plan out her lessons. The writing is smooth and the editing system gives many options. Once she became comfortable with stops and the timeline the videos just flowed and she was hooked […]

Creating Screencasts on the Fly

When choosing presentation technology, consider what is asked of all teachers in the classroom. —> Teachers are asked to provide equal access to the core content to all students. —> Teachers are expected to be clear, conisise, and engaging to their students. —> Plus, teachers are asked to use multimodes of of instruction to support […]

Doceri and Edmodo: A Powerful Combination

From our research it seems our heaviest users export Doceri screencasts to a Learning Management System (LMS) of some sort. Just about two thirds of the Doceri teachers surveyed chose to use Edmodo, a class webpage or another LMS to post and store their screencasts. Other popular choices for an LMS are: Schoology, School Loop, […]

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 […]

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 […]