In this episode, I share with you why you should get on a Personal Learning Network if you want to grow yourself as an educator.
My challenge to all of you who are not yet on a PLN, get on Twitter and follow me @enoch_ng and I will show you the future of learning…
In March 2014, I had the privilege of sharing the Flipped Classroom methodology with Parents and members of the public. The turn-out was so overwhelming I had to do 2 re-runs of my sharing session. Here’s the recording of one of my session. Enjoy!
Projectexplorer.org is an incredible resource to help connect students with the world and understand other cultures and global issues. It’s great for Social Studies. It opens the eyes of students to not just the culture and practices of different countries but also to issues that these countries face.
What I like about this website is that the videos are all short and so easy to understand. If you register you will gain access to lessons plans. These lesson plans shows you how to tie in the videos with your lessons. One of the video I looked at was the Orang Utan from Singapore and the lesson they tied in to this video was on understanding endangered animals and what we can do to help them.
It’s an awesome resource that you should check out.
In this episode I share my thoughts about TPACK and how we can use it as a guide and reflection tool to create meaningful and authentic learning experiences for our students.
In this episode, I explore the idea of Flipped Mastery and how it has benefited my students.
Assessment for learning is an important part of education. Getting immediate feedback on how my class is doing is critical for me as a teacher. I’ve tried e-clickers and iPad apps before but as we are not a 1-to-1 school, having to distribute the e-clickers or iPads meant a loss in precious curriculum time.
Imaging my joy when I tried out plickers for the very first time. Plickers is basically paper clickers that works!. Each student has one card unique to them, they rotated the card to select their answer and raise it up. All I had to do was to use the Plicker app on my iPad or iPhone to capture their answers.
I was skeptical at first as to whether it works. After trying out today with my class of 38 students I can tell you it works! I can scan almost half the class at one go. It’s amazing how the app is able to pick up so many cards at the same time. The only drawback was that the app tends to hang, it worked better on my iPhone 4s than on my iPad Mini but it was no big deal. Almost instantly, I could get feedback from my students and I also know the answers that each student gave!
Using the “Live View” feature on the website, I could show the students what was the answers that everyone gave as a whole class and what the correct answer was.
In this way, I know how the class did as a whole and how individual students fared. This is simply the best app for school who do not have so many devices in the hands of students. The possibilities of how this app can be used in schools.