Teaching Channel – Text What You Learned: Use Technology to Assess


This video was about embracing technology, such as texting in the classroom. By doing this, according to the teacher Sarah Wessling, the students received affirmation in themselves by seeing their answers (anonymously) on the board. As well, in an instant the teacher is able to see where the class is at and what learning has occurred. I think that this would be really beneficial for any teacher in that it engages the students partly because it keeps it relevant to them.  Also I think that the word cloud, that shows the overall learning concepts is really neat. I think that this kind of technology would be interesting and useful for any classroom. I believe this because I think by embracing the technology such as the texting it encourages them to use the technology for beneficial reasons, and shows that technology is appropriate sometimes. As well, the Teaching Channel website has many videos, in various subjects and sections that could help in several areas and would be a good place to spend some time researching. 20130602-144147.jpg


Teaching Channel – Teaching Practice: Sharing Common Core Language with Students


This video was about the importance of sharing Common Core Language/Standards With your students. Now I understand the purpose of doing this, because then the students understand the how, what and why. Which them keeps them engaged. I think that this would be beneficial for me as a teacher because students often see science classes as an easy pass, because of the lab. Or as something that they have to take, but I hope that by sharing the core standards, they will then understand the depth of the class and engage themselves within it.