Sunday, January 23, 2011

How about an Online Multiple Choice Experience

Here are three question that I created in a matter of minutes at a site called Flisti. It is really easy and if the embed code works pretty catchy and student friendly.

What is the area of a rectangular prism that has dimentions of 5 cm, 4 cm and 10 cm.220

A rectangular prism has dimentions of 10cm, 5cm and 3cm. What is its total surface area?

A circle has a diameter of 10 cm. What is its area?

Would you use this tool in your class?

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Motivation, Daniel Pink and a White Board HMMM

With almost 4 million views at youtube I think some of you have seen this video. As I watched it today it made me think about how I teach. The reward system we offer students for completed work and what we have to do to foster "REAL" thinking.  My brain is still coming up with ideas Daniel Pink mentioned in his talk.

Drive The Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us.

The way this artist renders the talk into cartoon ideas is so intriguing. I have many talented students in my class and oodles of white board space. Perhaps this style of movie will be motivating to my students or yours.

Please leave a reply with your thoughts on this video.