My students come from many different backgrounds and bring a variety of life experience to the classroom. The diversity in our classroom creates opportunities for students to share knowledge and teach each other new ways to look at problems and find solutions. My students come alive when explaining to others how they have solved a problem.
I want my students to be able to share what they are learning in the classroom with their families at home.
Showing their peers, and parents, how to solve a problem in math or explaining a model they created to explain scientific phenomena is empowering and builds confidence.
In our class, one way that students can demonstrate their understanding of a concept is to create a video where they answer a question and explain their thinking or give multiple examples of how to solve a problem. Students have an opportunity to be creative when making these videos and to use the tools that best convey their ideas.
An iPad with Apple Pencil will make creating videos and digital drawings so much easier!
Having these tools available to students who need them will make a big difference in how students are able to communicate what they have learned. The iPad will allow us to capture video that we can then airplay from anywhere in the room, and the pencil and keyboard will be huge upgrades for the students who love to create drawings and include captions in their work.
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