As much preaching as we can do about using technology in the classroom to reach students in new and exciting ways, and as many conferences that we attend specializing in educational technology, it’s inspiring to see educators that don’t regularly attend technology conferences or focus on technology integration embrace new technologies to engage their students. The following movie was made by two high school science teachers in my school district that were thinking about engaging their students and creating something fun, not necessarily about the technology.
I shared the movie with as many as I could, and then realized that I hadn’t yet posted it here. This is exactly the kind of technology that engages, entertains, educates, and inspires. Many teachers are just as creative as Mr. Newman and Mr. Ablao, and have access to a digital video camera, but are just lacking the encouragement. The rest is made easier and easier everyday by tools like TeacherTube and other online media sites. So consider this video the encourgement you or others might need to start embracing technology in new ways.