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Teacher Feature: East Bronx Academy Part 3, Kevin McCormack

In Part 3 of our three-part feature on the Doceri teachers at East Bronx Academy, music and computer science teacher Kevin McCormack explains he uses Doceri for how to videos for his students.

Kevin McCormackKevin McCormack – Music Tech and Wind Ensemble
Kevin teaches music tech and wind ensemble. This is his seventh year at East Bronx Academy.

Like fellow East Bronx Academy teachers Erick Odom and Carrie McCormack, Kevin also appreciates the freedom of movement that Doceri affords in the classroom.

The Doceri sweet spot that Kevin has found, though, has been in creating screencast videos for his students to explain the steps they need to use to complete assignments using MIXX DJ software and other online tools such as SoundCloud and Blogger.

“Because I can show the steps students need to take to complete their assignments outside of class, they can review them at any time,” explains Kevin. “When working with challenged readers, the visual and verbal explanation really helps.”

Kevin turns on Doceri’s record function as he goes through the steps with students in class, then makes the video available on his YouTube Channel.

Doceri at East Bronx Academy

In October of 2013, EBA teachers Erick Odom (social studies), Carrie McCormack (language arts) and Kevin McCormack (music) discovered Doceri through the New York Schools Gap App Challenge.

East Bronx Academy is a grade 6-12 public school in the poorest Congressional District in the United States. Over the years, various grants and gifts have equipped the school with technology including a wireless Internet infrastructure upgrade last year.

 

Read Part 1 of this Teacher Feature Series, on social studies teacher Erick Odom

Read Part 2 of this Teacher Feature Series, on language arts teacher Carrie McCormack

 

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