Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Mathematical Thinking and iPads

The students in Ms. Canty's class are using the app Explain Everything to record their thinking as they solve a word problem in math. They then upload the video to Google Classroom so Ms. Canty can use the information to assess each students knowledge of the concept. With paper and pencil a student could get a problem wrong and even though they showed their work it would be difficult to understand exactly where their thinking went awry. By seeing and hearing the student as they solve the problem the teacher can "see" what the student was thinking and correct any misconceptions.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Writing: It's All About Revising!

Students in Mrs. Palmer and Coppinger's classes have been using Google Classroom to make the revision process easier. The students are writing personal narratives directly on the iPads. Mrs. Palmer can then look at their writing, 24/7, and make comments about how they can revise their work. Students can then immediately use these suggestions to make their revisions. The video below explains how this works.