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.