EdTech Highlight: Creating a Modern Classroom with Wacom

A cartoon image of a Wacom tablet connected to laptop surrounded by fanciful imagery for creating, including scissors, pens, pencils and paint.

EdTech is pushing the boundaries of what teachers can do to accelerate learning. Choosing new tools to evolve your lessons and better engage students can be mindboggling—the possibilities seem endless. In a new 4-part blog series, we’ll be looking at digital teaching tips for creating dynamic lessons.

We’ll also highlight Wacom tablets, a remote-ready tool that lets teachers incorporate interactivity into their lessons using popular educational software they may already be using.

Tip #1: Become a Storyteller

Boost motivation and participation among your students using this tip that works in all learning environments. 

Image of a classroom with three girls in the front row looking and interactive with at learning content on a Wacom tablet.

You don’t need to be the next Walt Disney or Steve Jobs to capture your students’ attention— incorporating amateur storytelling can help your lessons stick. Digital storytelling through video is one of the most convenient ways to produce entertaining lessons if you’re teaching remote or hybrid, and videos can be used to incorporate flipped classroom concepts. Flipped classrooms can help you make the most of your time with students.

Presenting Lessons with Wacom

You don’t need to be the next Walt Disney or Steve Jobs to capture your students’ attention— incorporating amateur storytelling can help your lessons stick. Digital storytelling through video is one of the most convenient ways to produce entertaining lessons if you’re teaching remote or hybrid, and videos can be used to incorporate flipped classroom concepts. Flipped classrooms can help you make the most of your time with students.

Presenting Lessons with Wacom

Close up of a male teacher annotating a graph on a Wacom tablet that’s hooked up to a laptop on a white table.

With Wacom interactive pen displays, you can annotate your presentations, allowing you to emphasize key points your students need to know. Annotating as you present can strengthen your storytelling. And, if you’re teaching in real-time, you can also take advantage of capturing student comments on your content to boost collaboration and reference for improving your lessons.

Watch how easy it is to create an interactive video with Wacom from a fellow teacher!

Justin Backeberg, a math teacher from Reedsburg, Wisconsin, uses Wacom to create videos for his flipped classroom. Click the link below to see how easy it is for him to create lessons.

Check out Justin’s full story for more tips and tricks here. And for even more tips for interacting with videos to amplify learning, read this article.

Want more digital teaching tips?

Tune in to VAR Connections next Wednesday for part 2 of EdTech Highlight: Creating a Modern Classroom with Wacom.

We’d love to hear from you! How do you build interactivity into your lessons? Share with us in the comments below.

Sources:

https://www.wacom.com/en-us/discover/elearning

Beth Tumminello and Justin Backeberg. “And Action! Teachers Share Their Video Production Tips.” Presentation at thINK21Wacom EDU Summit. Online. Accessed Nov. 8, 2021.

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