Re:Problems with class demonstrations
- One thing I have done in the past is to actually give them a quiz right after the demonstration. My students also keep notebooks or sketchbooks, sometimes I have them draw a flow chart or draw a digram that demonstrates their understanding of the technique being explored. They can't use materials until the chosen assessment is completed successfully. I check both that day to give them immediate feed back. Sending home grade checks with missing work listed also helps them with accountability issues. Phone calls home also help. Many teachers (myself include) avoid this useful technique.
I like that idea. I also know a teacher who created videos of her
Another idea I had was using a drawing tablet and Painter software
with a prjector. I have that through our school. I've thought of doing
this, but my tablet is pricey. That's my only real concern.
Thanks for the idea about the document camera. we actually have
projectors and whiteboards now. - I absolutely cannot believe we got a
province wide grant for these.... I'll see if I can get my little
digital to do that... ;)