We are “upgrading”and extending traditionally taught subtraction lessons to prepare and support 21st century skills and literacies. By using the iPads, we were able to insert student illustrations and record the children narrating their math problem. The app created an embeddable movie for us to share with you on our classroom blog.
Our students are practicing Important skills such as communication, presentation and storytelling as well as are being exposed to emerging literacies, such as media literacy, network literacy and global literacy. Adding their video clip to the classroom website for visitors (potentially from around the world) to see, will give their work an authentic audience beyond the teacher who could have listened to them in class. It also gives students the opportunity to review other word problems created by their peers. Over time these artifacts will become part of your students blogfolio, that will accompany them throughout their learning journey here at MJGDS.
Enjoy and share with family and friends!