Instructional Materials & How-Tos
A video of a few 5th grade boys playing Science computer games for the first time.
ARCS Model Video
ARCS is a model design theory that was a motivation process that John Keller originator in the 1980's. It is an instructional approach that focuses on the motivational aspects of learning. It includes four steps to promoting and sustaining motivation in the learning process: Attention, Relevance, Confidence and Satisfaction. There are various way to Motivate Students. If you are looking for some new ways to engage your students click on the diagram to link to my Adobe Spark video.
Best OF Tools for Educators Video
If you are looking for some new technology tools to try out click below to check out my video. It covers a brief overview of some of my favorites that I have used in the past year and my students really love. Some of the 7 are: Kahoot, Quizlet, Edpuzzle, and Flipgrid to name a few. Also there is a fabulous resource center for all of you technology resource needs at the very end.
A flipped classroom is when the instruction or lecture is the homework and the practice and hands on learning takes place in class. There are modifications to this style of teaching which I use for the elementary school level. Click on the picture to the left to learn more about flipped classrooms in a 3 minute video.