How much did that teacher pack into 5 minutes!? That’s how you do it with technology. What interested me is that this is being filmed at an expo. The students were all in learning mode. They were focussed, involved, calm and able to share their ideas for every bit of those 5 minutes. They were in class and not at all distracted by the expo. Sarah Hildebrand was very adept at managing her class, her content, the technology and the listeners who had chosen to view her lesson. As a good teacher she involved everyone. Loved how she sneaked in the brain based learning to power up the brains and keep the students alert and on task. At the end of 5 minutes they are changing what they are doing and their grouping. Every minute is spent on learning, sharing and being a part of growing knowledge.
ClassFlow is free and is a Promethean product. Not all schools have Promethean boards but I know the Epson boards at our school are compatible with Promethean products. Schools just can’t keep replacing hardware and ClassFlow seems to have taken that onboard. On their site you have the option of talking to them about his product which does come as a paid premium and district version as well. It is a matter of trialling it, finding out what you think, students think and everyone else thinks! Being able to use the free version means education is not determined by dollars. We are Teachers has a review of it. ESL teacher Larry Falazzo has reviewed it too. ClassFlow looks to be well worth investigating. There is a UK ClassFlow site.
There is currently no Australian site . The terms of service for us using it are here.
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