My good friend is a physics teacher in Salt Lake City, Utah. His approach to teaching has always been something I admire. From doing experiments shooting ping pong balls using wind turbines, to using the computer to track images, his methods allow his students to enhance their creativity and explore options in their learning by using technologies they already use at home.
As an example, he frequently sends out weekly self-made movies using his apple computer and software. While he doesn’t necessarily share all his videos with his students, he encourages his students to think of ways they can utilize their tech smarts in the classroom. As we approach the 21st century, there are a lot of conversations revolved around keeping up with technology and how teachers can use technology in their classroom as a way to motivate their students. I am fascinated with the topic of using technology in the classroom, and will continue to post more about it. In the meantime, enjoy this little clip my teacher friend made and shared with his students.