As a father of two, I have to confess that I use the electronic nanny (TV) nearly each morning as my wife and I are getting ready for the day. What I am amazed at is the fact that a 2 and 5 year old can remain interested and learn…even some fairly complex subject matter at times! I found my self wondering if cartoons could work for students too.
Students send me questions about math problems via email throughout the day. It is not easy to demonstrate how to solve a math problem via email – especially when those problems involve exponents, subscripts, and square roots. It can be done, but it takes a lot of time. If their question involves graphing, it is almost easier to wait until I see them in class. But now I have a way to answer their questions quickly and easily.
Who doesn’t like video.
Use video as a method to truly connect with your students.