Flipping your Classroom with the Dynamic Duo: Showbie & ShowMe

Take a moment and think back to when you were in school. Picture your teacher standing at the front of the room teaching you a concept up on the board. You’re following along, maybe taking a note or two, and then your mind starts to drift. You start thinking about the soccer game you had the night before, or something that a friend said. You zone back in and realize that you’ve missed a chunk of the lesson.

 

Introducing ShowMe School Library

ShowMe is excited to announce the launch of the most-awaited feature of the year – the personalized school library, a new way to stay connected and share practice with teachers in your district, as well as to organize and track your school district content!

 

ShowMe of the Week: Greenhouse Effect

This week’s ShowMe will introduce you to the one of the causes of global warming – the greenhouse effect. In her ShowMe titled Greenhouse Effect Sharon Churchwell gives a detailed explanation of the greenhouse effect with real-life examples. She describes how water vapor, carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide contribute to greenhouse effect.

 

ShowMe of the Week: Photosynthesis

Photosynthesis is the process where plants use the sun energy to turn light into chlorophyll. It is considered as the most important chemical process on earth. This week’s ShowMe by Ginger Briggs describes the process of  photosynthesis and how plants are able to create their own food and how they provide food and energy for all living creatures who eat the plants.

 

ShowMe of the Week: Color Wheel

The ShowMe of the week called “Color Wheel” explains the pattern of mixing colors and creating new ones. In this video Haylie Hales introduces the right way of ‘playing’ with colors and explains the main logic of the color wheel that must be followed in order to succeed in the whole process.

 

ShowMe of the Week: Understanding the Positive and the Negative Space

Different words can be defined in various ways depending on people’s mentality and approaches. For example the word positive is always associated with good and beneficial approaches of an event or an object, while the word negative has the opposite definition.
In a ShowMe video called “Positive and Negative Space” Nikkie Milner explains the idea of positive and negative space in arts. In arts the positive space is the actual object itself, while the negative space is the background of an object. One should have the ability to distinguish the main focus of an object and its outer space. This technique will make the process of distinguishing the positive and the negative spaces of any object much easier. It gives an opportunity to have a wide range of mind and to be more creative in the entertaining world of art!

 


 

ShowMe is a proud signatory of Student Privacy Pledge.

We are proud to announce that ShowMe is a Student Privacy Pledge signatory. By signing the Pledge we do commit to follow appropriate standards for student privacy and data security. The Student Privacy Pledge developed by FPF and SIIA requires signatories to maintain “a comprehensive security program that is reasonably designed to protect the security . . . of personal student information . . . appropriate to the sensitivity of the information”. You can find more information about Student Privacy Pledge here.  How ShowMe collects and uses your personal information and personal information of your children are described in details in our Privacy Policy.


 

ShowMe of the Week: Financial Planning

This week’s blog reveals the main concepts of financial planning. Our Master teacher Spencer Leu, CFP Professional, is prone to believe that financial planning is one of those essential skills that isn’t taught at schools but must be learned by anyone. Mr. Spencer Leu’s course will provide you with basic insight on such topics of Financial Planning like Budgeting, Insurance, Estate planning, Retirement.

He wanted to share this important information with students, teachers and ShowMe users. Hope you find this information relevant for you.

You can find more on this topic in Introduction to Financial Planning course.


 

ShowMe of the Week: Paper Mache Fish

ShowMe of the Week
Paper Mache Fish

This week let’s try to make a Paper Mache fish.

Did you know that regardless its french name Papier-mâché (literally- chewed paper) has originated from China, where archaeologists have found old Chinese armors and helmets belonging to Han Dynasty(202 BC to 220 AD). In those days, Paper Mache armors were the most technologically advanced defense equipments: they stood the hit of an arrow and the sweeping blow of a sword. Along with good strength due to multi layer varnish coating, paper armor is very little weighed, allowing the soldier to move quickly in battle. Nowadays traditional Paper Mache coating paste is made of flour water and salt. Take a look at a series of ShowMes explaining how one can easily make a Paper Mache Fish and try it on your own. Good luck!

Step 1. Preparing the bottle

Step 2: Masking Tape Layer

Step 3: Begin Layers Of Paper Mache

Step 4: The White Layer Of Paper Mache


 

ShowMe of the Week: Fall of The Roman Empire

We suggest revising the Fall of Roman Empire this week. No doubt, you remember that the Roman Empire was a government headed by emperors occupying a territory around the Mediterranean Sea in Europe, Africa and Asia. The Roman Empire left an imperishable trace in all European lands, wherever the victorious roman legions stepped in while the stone ligature of Roman architecture survived to this day.

In 285CE Roman Emperor Diocletian ordered to divide the Roman Empire in two halves: Western Empire and the Eastern Empire or Byzantium.  But what made the emperor to make such a decision and what brought to the Fall of Roman Empire in 476CE? An analysis of political, social, economic and military reasons of the Fall of Roman Empire by Kristin Glaeser – world history teacher at a middle/high school in Charlotte, will help you to gain a deeper insight into the history of the word’s greatest superpower.