Guest Blog from @ratzelster – Easy as 1-2-3: Creating pencast about unequal heating of earth10/25/11
by education poisted in Resources › Grade Level › 6-8 , and Resources › Education Setting › Classroom , and Resources › Subject Matter › Science , and Resources › Audience › Teacher , United States | Comments (0)
I’ve been worrying how my students will study for next quiz over the unequal heating of earth’s surface. I’ve drawn diagrams in class, had them paste in diagrams we created and still I wonder what they’ll do when I’m not there to explain it again. Heck I’ve been teaching this grade level for many years and I know they’ll think they know it until they get home and then it will >>>> puff<<<<<<< magically disappear.
So I’m using my Echo pen to make a pencast with another explanation they can download and listen to at home. OK….maybe it wasn’t quite as Easy as 1-2-3…but it was darn close to that easy. I think if I just use the resource more I won’t forget all the steps and I’ll be all set.
I tried drawing it first but that didn’t work so well because I had double lines when I did the audio. So next I tried slipping the drawing I’d done underneath my blank page but I could see it. Finally I ripped the page out of the notebook and held it up on the patio door (like a lightbox). I can hear a couple of mistakes I make in the audio because I’m trying to hold the paper up, speak coherently and draw…..that’s a lot for me. But I think overall it works.