Thursday, 9 October 2014

Showing our learning with the iPad

This week we worked on 2 activities on the iPad that allowed students to show their knowledge and learning of the concepts we have been discussing in class.

I love Apps that are not games or drills, but rather open ended learning tools which students can use in a variety of ways!

The apps we used this week are Educreations and Book Creator.

In Book Creator, students had to create a counting book up to 20. Each number was a different page and they had to have a picture which showed that many objects. While this may seem like a small/easy task, it showed a great deal of what the students could do independently.

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Are students able to count with 1 to 1 correspondence?

Do they trust the count?

Are they able to count on or do they have to recount when they reach for more objects?

It also showed a great deal of partner skills, sharing, problem solving and cooperation.

One of the only rules was that they had to have a new object for each page!

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Our second activity worked on creating, translating and describing patterns.

Students were tasked with creating an AB, ABC and ABB pattern with the pattern blocks.

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They then had to translate their patterns into letters.

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We then went into Educreations and they had to replicate their pattern, translate it with letters and then record their voice describing their pattern!

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What I love about Educreations is that you can upload things from Dropbox to use!Before the activity, I created a folder in Dropbox with pattern block pictures. The kids simply had to go in and upload the pattern pieces to use to re-create their patterns.



Click on the video to listen to them describe their patterns!!



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