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Doceri Teacher Feature: Victor Villegas (IT)

Victor Villegas discovered Doceri as a teacher in the spring of 2012 while he was looking for alternatives to stationary interactive whiteboards. Now as an instructional technology specialist in Irving Texas at Britain Elementary School in the Irving Independent School District he is very happy his district has discovered Doceri too.  As a result of Victor’s influence Irving has recently purchased Doceri Dekstop site licenses for their instructional technologists, librarians, academic specialists, and teachers.

Doceri Desktop

Victor stated that the teachers at his school love both Doceri Desktop and the iPad screencasting app. He delivers lessons in the classroom, as well as during Professional Development via Doceri. Victor said,”I use Doceri at every opportunity that I can. Teachers are excited about the ability to control their computer remotely and the ability to walk around their classrooms.  There are always some concerns about the cost of software licensing.  In my opinion, $30 for a lifetime license is more than reasonable. Additionally, the flexibility that Doceri provides in letting you have the license on the iPad and use it on multiple computers is very generous.”

Doceri and Student Screencasts

“Teachers love the functionality of Doceri to create screencasts. They always comment on how easy it is to export and share videos with others.”

Presently, teachers at Britain Elem. are guiding students in the creation of Doceri screencasts to explain Thinking Maps. In their screencasts students described a Thinking Map that categorized shapes.  The students took photos of shapes throughout the school and then classified them using a Thinking Map.  This video was then incorporated into a Nearpod Presentation that they shared with their classmates on individual iPads.

Flipping Professional Development

“We have not had any teachers at my school flip their classrooms, but it is something that I am trying to push,” Victor said. However, he is personally creating PD lessons and looks forward to a day when he has a library of archived tech support/PD screencasts for convenient staff access. Victor exclaimed, “I love Doceri and all of the features it offers and how easy it is to use.  Thank you so much for creating an affordable product that is great and easy to use!”

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