Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Digital Frame Reflection

Today in class we did a Black History Month gallery walk using digital frames (for more details please see previous post).  I thought I'd offer up a few reflections in case anyone is thinking about doing this in the future.

Overall, the lesson was a success.  The students were highly engaged.  This was due to factors such as use of technology, they were on the move throughout, and higher level questions. 

I will change a few things for next year.  First off, if you use digital frames, make sure all your fonts are at least 16 or larger.  Anything less is difficult to read on the smaller screen.  We ran into this on a couple of frames so I had to print off the slide for them to read.  The second major adjustment would be to upload darker pictures to the frames.  A few of them didn't transfer over well and were too light to see on the digital frame screen.

For all new teachers and yes, even those of us that have been doing this for a while, it is always good to reflect.  Blogging is a nice way to put it into words. 

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