ShowMe and Formative Assessment

Once you have created your lecture video, it is important to understand whether your students understand the information that you want them to know. So what I have done in the past is setup a worksheet to guide the students through the work that I am showing them in my videos. In the past, I… Read more »

A Second Timesaver for your ShowMe: Keynote

When developing your ShowMe, it is often time consuming to write a lot of text that can make your video longer and in the meantime lose your audience’s attention. What I have learned is that using the Keynote app ($9.99 in the App store) on the iPad can save you a lot of time in… Read more »

School Violence

My first year teaching was during the 1997-98 school year. During that year we found out about intern Monica Lewinsky and President Bill Clinton’s relationship, it was the year of Princess Diana’s fatal car crash, but what I most remember about that year was that there were three school shootings that spring, a full year… Read more »

Virtual Teaching

My wife and I recently travelled to California to adopt a four week old little boy. It was a quick process, and many pieces were left up in the air at home, most notably, what do I do with my classes? Prior to this year I would have slapped together a worksheet, a project, or… Read more »

A Timesaver for your ShowMe: OmniGraphSketcher

If you are looking to produce quality graphs without drawing them in your ShowMe, then OmniGraphSketcher is the perfect application for your iPad. The application is available in the app store for $14.99; OmniGraphSketcher gives you the ability to draw high quality graphs for your ShowMe presentations. In the application, you can draw line graphs… Read more »

Teaching Learning

Hey, everyone. I’m Mike, the new Ambassador from Ft. Leavenworth, KS, where I teach 7th, 8th, and 9th graders Pre-Algebra and Algebra 1 and coach football and basketball. I’m also studying for my master’s degree in School Leadership and loving family life with my wife Diana and two beautiful baby daughters. I’ll open my account… Read more »

ShowMe and E-pubs

Marko is a ShowMe Ambassador and totally awesome! He’ll be writing all about the tech he uses in the classroom and we’re super excited to have him! As everyone knows by now, Apple announced last month their new free powerful tool for publishing called iBooks Author. This tool as everyone has already seen has the… Read more »