The ability to give lecture portion at the beginning of the lesson
allows the students to start visualizing what will be expected, no
surprise to any teacher who has been in the game for a while.
Technology allows the student to reach by taking ownership of their
education. Having them ‘work’ for that education by
leaving them with ‘bread crumbs’. Bread crumbs in
this case are the tablets that a group of students will have at their
assigned station while performing their experiment.
After listening to their instructor go through the procedure showing
them the steps, now the students can pull up a video watch it, then at
their pace perform the lab. Normally, a teacher would have to go
to the group and explain it again at each group the steps to students
who were not paying attention. (Say it ain’t
Now, the instructor can now observe the students as
a whole and individually to insure that all of the students are safe
and finish at their own pace.
Each day have a question or more like a review on points that have been covered in the class. Socrative
calls it ‘Exit Ticket’. Have the students bookmark
it, all you have to tell them is to login and put their classroom
number in and answer the question. It takes very little to come
up with the question and is a good review. You can the results
emailed to you.