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Flip Book Creator

Posted on : 18-10-2009 | By : InteractiveEducator | In : 3-6 Math, 3-6 Reading, K-2 Math, K-2 Reading

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With the appearance of quality online virtual manipulatives, many traditionally paper and pencil activities have become opportunities to engage students with technology, as is the case with the following website.

 

 Flip Book

Classroom Integration Ideas:

 

Students can create a printable flip book to demonstrate their understanding of multiple concepts.  Here are a few examples:

 

 

Cause and Effect

                Direct your students to create a flip book with alternating pages of causes and effects.  Have them share their books with each other and turn the sharing into a prediction exercise.  Have the student being presented to brainstorm potential effects from each cause in their partner’s book before flipping the page to see their partner’s chosen effect.

 

Do We Throw Traditional Teaching Methods Out the Door?

Posted on : 01-10-2009 | By : InteractiveEducator | In : General

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Inevitably, when I am speaking with someone about using technology in the classroom, I will be confronted with the question, “What is wrong with using books and paper and pencils to teach reading and writing and math like we always have?”  To which I respond, “Nothing.”   I firmly believe that traditional teaching methods should not be thrown out the door completely in lieu of teaching with technology.   However, I also believe that technology is the language of today’s students and that a blend of old and new instructional methods will reach a wider range of learners with unique skills, needs, and interests.