21st Century Classroom


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Fourth Grade Math Lesson (click here)
Columbus principal Vince Schlueter demonstrates an interactive geometry lesson. Instead of using a compass to draw circles, Mr. Schlueter uses a virtual compass found in the WizTeach math toolbar to demonstrate the concept of concentric and not concentric circles.

Third Grade Integrated Language Arts & Social Studies Lesson (click here)
District 7 third grade teacher Stephanie Raz and her students demonstrate an integrated, interactive lesson using the e-version of Scholastic News. The software allows students to highlight vocabulary words and click on links to gain further information on a topic.

Fifth Grade Social Science Lesson (click here)
District 7 fifth grade teacher Matt Maddox and his students demonstrate an interactive map of Asia. Students are able to place countries on an up-to-date map, giving them immediate feedback regarding their selection of a location on the continent.

AP Calculus Lesson (click here)
Edwardsville High School math teacher John Meinzen demonstrates how to capture his teaching notes, as well as how to incorporate an interactive graphing resource that can be found on an outside website. The interactive graphing website allows the user to manipulate the limit lines to see how the feasible region changes during an AP Calculus lesson.

Addressing All Learners in a Classroom (click here)
Edwardsville High School social science teacher Sairee Knabe describes how the PolyVision board technology allows her to reach students across the learning spectrum.

Addressing Learners in a Special Education Classroom (click here)
District 7 special education teacher Sina Rowe demonstrates a math lesson for first and second grade students, allowing students to participate actively in a lesson in which they received immediate feedback on their answers.

Extending Learning beyond the Classroom (click here)
Columbus principal Vince Schlueter demonstrates how parents can access math resources to assist with a homework assignment via a link on Columbus’ Everyday Math website. The lesson he posted was an audiovisual mini-lesson on the properties of a polygon.



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