A Revolution in Education
Al Wolmer gave us a great demonstration of using the screen shade, table or cell shades, and fade out animation as reveals in a calculus class (see his file below in the attachments). Though the content was way over our heads, we got a great reminder of the pedagogy behind using the reveals for any subject at any level. Sometimes we get too wrapped up in creating flashy reveals and forget about the simple tools already built into Notebook. It was a great reminder of the effectiveness of those tools. Thanks, Al.
A death in the family prevented our second presenter from attending, but I have been using the service, so I stepped in and did a quick overview. The service is Learning Station Insight. It integrates with the SMART Response clickers to make a very effective standards based assessment platform. I have been using the service this year. It is really helping me know where my kids are in regards to the state standards. They are awarding 1,000 grants this school year for teachers to use them. Stop by and check it out!
I announced the people that have volunteered to be on the SBRGVUG planning committee to help find presenters and plan topics for the meetings. Thanks to :
Javier Díaz Castromil--Serbia
Dr. Kimberly Staten--US
for helping. And if you would like to join us, let one of us know.
The February meeting is set for Saturday, February 4th at 10:00 am CST (16:00 UT). If you haven't yet joined us, consider it. If you can't make it, watch the recordings of the meetings.They are all listed on the SBRGVUG Meetings Recordings Page.