Reflection: Transitions Nervous System - Flipped - Section 3: Explore

 

Using technology can be great, but sometimes students can be so eager to begin an activity that they fail to listen to directions and end up lost in a lesson.  A simple way to help curb this issue is to project directions or worksheets on an LCD projector while explaining them.  

I also demo all of the online activities or websites for my students before I have them use them. In this lesson it was especially important to make sure the students answered a few questions before jumping right into the game Zapped!.  

In one class I tried having each student start out with their own Chromebook and many of the students jumped right ahead to the Zapped! game, which made it very difficult to give instructions and collect group data. I quickly saw that I needed to start the students out with only one Chromebook per group. By having only one student in each group use a Chromebook to answer the group question, the other students in the group were more focused on getting the question answered so they could get a Chromebook and get started on the activity and the lesson went much more smoothly from a managerial aspect.  

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  Transitions: Managing Chromebooks and Fun Websites
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Nervous System - Flipped

Unit 5: Nervous System
Lesson 2 of 14

Objective: SWBAT identify the primary structures of the central nervous system and apply that information during an exploration of reaction times.

Big Idea: This lesson helps build a foundation for understanding how the brain receives and processes information.

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Science, Spinal Cord, reaction time, voluntary action, nervous system, senses, brain, gamification
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