Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Back to school!

I hope everyone had a great holiday and is gearing up to head back to school now! I always loved the new semester starting--it gave me the feeling of getting to 'start over' and a new opportunity to make things even better.

That is certainly how I'm feeling about our AVer Pilot Sites. I know many of you have had a rough start due to the bugs that were still in the software. I was very encouraged at our recent meeting though with the newest release of the software that is coming. It truly resolves the issues that have been most frustrating to us all.

I will be visiting all of my pilot sites in January and helping you to get things moving along again. I hope as we do that we'll have a greater opportunity to share lessons and teaching strategies with one another through this blog.

If you have any upcoming plans for using your AVerPens and/or doc cam, we'd love to hear about them here. That would give us all an opportunity to brainstorm ideas together and help one another create really outstanding lessons!

Happy new year to you all!

Tracy

38 comments:

  1. Hi Tracy-
    I'm trying to get back into school mode since we start tomorrow and I wanted to share a way that I plan on using the pens for math when we get back. Our school uses EDM and I think a lot of the lessons can be combined with the pens to increase student engagement. One of my upcoming units is geometry and the properties of 3D shapes. I've created a document that has the names of the categories and the students are going to use the pens to move the shapes to the appropriate categories and justify why the shape belongs in the certain category. I would love to hear if other teachers use EDM and the ways they are integrating the pens. Have a great 2010 everyone!

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  2. Hi Bre...
    I haven't heard anyone mention EDM but I will definitely ask around. Sounds like a great idea!

    Let us know how it went. (Assuming you've already done that!)

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