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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 […]

DoceriChat Archive: Apr 2, 2014 – Screencasting

Lively #DoceriChat this week on screencasting! Terrific ideas on length, pacing, flow and how to assess students’ progress. We answered the question of how to upload Doceri screencasts direct to Edmodo – as well as other apps on your iPad – with a screenshot example on the Open In function. Everyone got excited about using […]

#DoceriChat Questions for April 2: Screencasting Tips

Join us Wednesday, April 2 on Twitter for #DoceriChat. Our Education Community Advocate Jason Gilmore leads this weekly chat among Doceri teachers that spans Doceri tips and tricks to discussions about the interactive classroom. This week we’re talking screencasting. 1. What’s the ideal length? 2. Do you prepare your lesson and voice over all at […]

Joining #DoceriChat

We use TweetChat to participate in various educational Twitter Chats, as well as our own #DoceriChat. It makes it very easy to follow along with the conversation – and automatically ads the hashtag of the chat you’re participating in! This screencast tutorial explains all about Twitter Chats, and how to participate.

Doceri Chat Archive: March 26, 2014 on interactive teaching, the Doceri Timeline, behavior management, graphic organizers and teaching language arts with Doceri

We’d planned to talk about how the Doceri Timeline is being used in interactive teaching – but that was just a launching point for a great discussion that included behavior management in iPad classrooms, teaching grammar and language arts and graphic organizers. Aubrie Holman, who we featured on the blog this week, also became an […]

Doceri Timeline: The Power Center for Creating Interactive Lessons, Part 2

Besides its ability to connect with a computer for access to all of your pedagogical resources, the ability to edit Doceri lessons and presentations is at the core of what sets it apart from other tablet-based whiteboard apps. In Part One, we looked at all the timeline control elements. Here’s the diagram again for your […]

Doceri Timeline: The Power Center for Creating Interactive Lessons, part 1

On the surface, Doceri is a powerful way to get mobile in your classroom, record lessons and create flipclass screencast videos. But dig a little deeper, and the power of Doceri really comes alive. The Doceri Timeline is what sets it apart from every other whiteboard or screencasting app. Using the Doceri timeline, you can edit […]

Announcing #DoceriChat on Twitter

We’re launching our first Twitter Chat on Wednesday March 19, 2014! Join us on Twitter at 5pm Pacific / 7pm Central / 8pm Eastern using the hashtag #DoceriChat. Our education community advocate Jason Gilmore will lead the chat. With this first session, we’ll get to know each other with some basic questions about Doceri in […]

Doceri, Interactive Teaching and the Common Core

During 2014, the Freedom to Teach blog will delve deep into the interactive teaching method to show how the Doceri Classroom can aid in this engaging pedagogy. In the process, we’ll examine how to use Doceri to meet the Common Core Standards, and how students can engage with new concepts so understanding becomes a natural part […]

Nearly 90% of Doceri Teachers use Annotation Tools for More Engaging Lessons

According to our 2012/2013 end of school year survey, more than 60 percent of Doceri teachers are creating original, hand-authored lessons, drawings or presentations. Combined with those who also annotate over PowerPoint/Keynote presentations, images or prepared lesson sheets, nearly 90% of Doceri users responding to the survey are using Doceri’s powerful authoring and annotation tools. […]