Yesterday I taught a science lesson that was filled with such amazing technology that I am still wondering if it was a dream or reality.
It started with using a SMART Notebook science elesson that I created on the Circulatory System. The lesson had animation, links (including a You Tube video), interactivity, and assessment (in the way of a Google Form).
I sent the elesson to our students using Dropbox. Such an easy way to share the lesson so each student could open the elesson on their laptops and participate fully in the content.
Next, I used the Spashtop App on our iPad to connect to my teacher laptop to view the elesson on my iPad.
Then I used Apple TV to project the lesson wirelessly onto our SMART Board for easy viewing. No need to connect the laptop to the projector.
And then the fun began as I walked around the classroom and navigated my way through the lesson while holding our iPad instead of being stuck behind the podium with a laptop or up front at the SMART board.
Just look at those techy students!
I told my coworker that I would like to teach every lesson like this. It was so great to be wirelessly connected, among the students, and free from the front of the classroom. My students were fully engaged and participated in the lesson with great enthusiasm.
Extremely fun and pretty amazing!