What is the best way to learn something? Well, teach it of course! So to help their 7th and 8th grade science students, the 7th and 8th grade Science Teachers at Midway Middle School, along with Amy Davis (Instructional Technology Specialist), wrote a grant to the Midway Education Foundation to purchase the full version of the Explain Everything app for all MMS students and staff.
Explain Everything is a unique interactive whiteboard and screencasting tool. It allows students to record their thoughts and understanding of concepts and to save it as a video. These videos give teachers a very clear picture of what the students understand and where they might need more help. It also allows students to create videos which can be used to teach other students.
The seventh grade science classes are using the app to explain their understanding of genetics by solving Punnett Square problems. The eighth grade science teachers are using the app to create reviews for students for the upcoming STAAR Science 8 test. Students and teachers will also be utilizing the app for other projects in the coming months.
Thank you to the Midway Education Foundation for the grant!
[Click below to see samples]
7th Grade Genetics Videos
Eighth Grade – STAAR Science 8 Review