Hallsville ISD teachers combine technology, comedy in learning

Hallsville ISD teachers combine technology, comedy in learning
LES HASSELL
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Monday, September 23, 2013 - 7:14am

Two Hallsville Intermediate School teachers are proving technology doesn’t have to be expensive — or serious — to be an effective learning tool.

Using a flip camera, a tripod and a contagious enthusiasm for learning, fifth-grade teachers Nona Meissner and Rachel Hilchey have been recording five-minute math lessons for their students each week and posting them on YouTube.

The duo records themselves teaching math lessons, sometimes singing about place value and rapping about decimal numbers to introduce students to subjects before they are taught in class. It’s a method referred to as flipping the classroom. 

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