Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Watch Me Learn!

"I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand." - CONFUCIUS

The challenges of teaching students with special needs are great, but in many cases technology is providing a freedom these students did not previously have. Mrs. Mace, our school's Pre-K teacher serves students with different learning challenges. One of the strategies she used with a student was to use her Flip Video to show him how to count during her daily calendar time. This student learned best when he could see a demonstration of the desired learning behavior. After seeing himself on video he was able to duplicate the behavior and better internalize what Mrs. Mace wanted from him at calendar time. Using video in this context was a great bridge for this student and it represents a big step forward instructionally. Wow!


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3 comments:

  1. As a grandmother with two grandsons at Bolton, I enjoyed seeing the student in the Pre-K program during his class calendar time. I hope to have a step-granddauther in the program next year.

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  2. It was a real treat to see the video on the little boy during calendar in your classroom. I have two grandsons in Kindergarten at Bolton. I have an almost step-granddaughter, who will be applying to the Pre-K program next year.

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  3. I think that this is a great way to incorporate technology into the classroom and to show the students desired behaviors and actions!! I am going to have to get myself in geer and start utilizing these ideas in my classroom! Thanks for the idea! Keep up the great teaching!

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