At your school you may have that one goofy spirit week that includes a backwards [clothes-wearing] day for students but for your classroom and curriculum, why not make it backwards too? Backwards? Yes, as in flipping your classroom so that the time that your students are spending learning new lesson plans is taken at home while your face-to-face interaction with them involves going over homework assignments in class.
A sure-fire way to go about having your students do classwork at home is to use the Diggiditto Document Camera (DC596) as a tool for creating short, instructional videos that you can post online for them to later review on their own time. Engaging them with interactive content can make for a fun learning experience using pre-recorded presentations that each student can watch on their own outside of school. Perhaps the material you’d like for them to study and learn involves images that you can capture with the document camera, linking sounds or documents to them so that they can later compare and contrast in a split screen format.
Once your students are in class, they’ll benefit from your reviewing with them their homework based on what was learned from watching your content videos at home. Being able to focus more on their needs can create differentiated learning situations that help them excel in class as well as in their overall education.