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Backflip into the New School Year

Coming back to school this year has caused me to rethink my entire pedagogy. Why? I have a unique opportunity and I know there is a better way (to teach). I teach at Lawrence Cook Middle School as a special educator in Santa Rosa, California. We are a developing community school. A community school is one […]

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 […]

Support and Access In the Doceri Classroom: Kim Laabs 1.1

High School Math teacher Kim Laabs is the first teacher to have the full Doceri Classroom installed in her classroom at San Marin High School in Novato. Kim’s students have been privy to high quality audio enveloping the room in crystal clear sound. When she’s playing one of her own videos for the whole class they […]

Mrs. Tishler’s Hard to Fail Approach

Here’s a screencast with a whole set of directions to produce a math foldable Perfect Square Chart for an interactive notebook by Mrs. Tishler. How long would this have taken to go through in class? How many kids would have to be redirected if these directions were spoken live? How many students would be lost […]

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, […]

The Doceri Classroom: The 21st Century Learning Hub

The 21st Century Educational Technology Vision The vision of 21st Century learning laid out in a 2011 Edutopia article, Technology Integration: A Short History by Suzie Boss has become a reality.  Schools and Districts are pushing a wider scope of learning objectives such as the Four C’s: Creativity, Communication, Collaboration, and Critical Thinking (outlined in the NEA’s […]

Welcome Back! Going Forward In The 2015-2016 School Year.

It’s back to school time and at SP Controls we are excited! This year’s going to be a bit different on The Freedom to Teach Blog. Usually, we highlight amazing things being created with Doceri from all over the world. We will continue to post Doceri instructional innovation. However, during the 2015-2016 school year we […]

The Doceri Classroom

You think you know Doceri? Did you know that Doceri is a 3 part system? You probably know about the iPad screencasting app with the brilliant timeline and smooth drawing tools. Doceri Desktop, the desktop control system that allows a user to control their PC with the iPad app is also familiar to you. However, […]