Show and Explain Your Work

1 Mar


Many people think that an iPad is just for games but I can ensure you that this teaching tool is used effectively in my classroom.  I love having students show their work on a whiteboard app (and sometimes they connect their screens to work together).  Students in my class not only solve problems on their iPads but they take screenshots of their work and email the picture with an explanation of how they solved the problem.  This process is quicker than it sounds with a little practice.  It’s a great way to gather work for tech-friendly bulletin boards!

Check out my Common Core aligned lesson plan for collaborating on iPad whiteboards!

5 Responses to “Show and Explain Your Work”

  1. Lance Yoder March 14, 2013 at 9:33 AM #

    Reblogged this on Presentation Tools and commented:
    Here is a blog-post Zack came across that discusses how students can use the whiteboard app to show and explain their work. Simple and easy way to integrate technology. Also, it requires much more thinking than playing a skill and drill app.

  2. Donna May 12, 2013 at 1:20 PM #

    I see so many showing this great option in math, how can I use it in reading? I need ideas??

  3. mburns7 May 12, 2013 at 1:49 PM #

    Good questions! Try taking a screen shot of a book (or student writing) and annotate the text – it’s something similar to what I do with this post ->

  4. Kyle Pearce September 16, 2013 at 9:58 PM #

    Good stuff! We’re doing the same thing in my math class, but adding the screen shots to individual student blogs. Feel free to get your students up and added to our network to get them connected with other learners from around the world!

  5. mburns7 September 16, 2013 at 10:11 PM #

    Thanks for sharing Kyle, this looks awesome!

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