Let’s face it, being a teacher now is nothing like it was 10 years ago. Scratch that, 4 years ago! That was when the seniors now were freshmen. How do things change so quickly?
Rather than talk about the things that stress us out as Geometry Teachers with all of the recent standard changes, let’s discuss the changes that can make you a ROCK STAR Geometry Teacher! If you aren’t using technology in your classroom (and I’m not referring to outdated Smart Boards) then you are missing out on a way to make your life much easier. If you have an iPad, a way to project it or mirror it (onto a TV, Smart Board, or even a wall), and want to be your students favorite teacher then you are about to become the Elvis Presley of Geometry Teaching!
1. Take out your iPad and download the app Explain Everything.
Another thing that will make life easier would be a stylist pen but you don’t have to have one.
2. Then watch these tutorials…
Here is a video we made using Explain Everything! It is a simple app with MASSIVE POWER for your classroom!
3. Do every lesson from now on with this app!
It will record your voice and your screen. So imagine being able to pull up anything you want, including a web browser or video, and being able to write on it and lead the class discussion without actually being on camera.