I have had many requests lately for more ideas on how to incorporate iPads into math. I wanted to share one easy way to take information from a math worksheet and transform it into an engaging and content creating activity.
I used the ideas from this worksheet and decided to fill ziplock baggies with buttons for every two students. I wrote the expectations on a piece of chart paper, modeled what I wanted them to do using Apple T.V., an iPad and a content creation app of their choice. Here is a picture of the directions I posted for the students:
This particular student chose to use the app, Explain Everything to show their learning.
I had one of my students sort through a bucket of dominoes to pick out all the doubles. I placed them on the floor infront of the kids and asked them what they say. We talked about double facts and how they are an addition strategy. I then modeled using Apple T.V. how to use the Superhero HD App to create a video to illustrate different double facts. Then I let them loose.
This video was created using the Superhero HD App
These are just two simple examples of how to move beyond an eight and half by eleven sheet of paper and give students a choice of how they want to create and share their learning.