“Show Me” how to do math!

My students recently created video tutorials on the iPads (our 1st iPad project!) using a FREE app called ShowMe. According to its description on iTunes, “ShowMe allows you to record voice-over whiteboard tutorials and share them online. It’s a radically intuitive app that anyone will find extremely easy to use, regardless of age or background.” I found this to be pretty true as my students started working on their projects immediately without needing any assistance in learning how to use the app. Continue reading “Show Me” how to do math!

“Math Minute” video project

Above is a slideshow of a project my students just completed- the math minute video. I listed the requirements and students uploaded their completed projects to a Moodle assignment. It was fun to watch the kids react to the videos. They really had fun with it–lots of singing, dancing, and math! We have decided to enter the state tech conference’s video contest creating a math music video much in the style of Westerville South in Ohio. My kids are in LOVE with the “Quad Solve” (see below), and want to make a video of their own! I just got a cool new camera, (did you see the awesome pics in the slideshow???) and I am really excited to see how the video turns out!

Hands-on Measurement Project

Last week, my IB Math Studies student completed their first project. I had them make a large scale model of a small, everyday object to practice their measurement skills. I was blown away when one of my students showed up after the weekend holding a 3-foot replica of a TI-84 graphing calculator. The detail was ridiculous–all the labels were typed and printed exactly like the original, and you could press the buttons! Continue reading Hands-on Measurement Project

Making Infographics with Glogster EDU

I am happy and proud to say that my students finally finished their first project of the new school year! I re-visited an oldie, but goodie, an online “infographic” all about functions. We used http://edu.glogster.com, a website where students can make fun, interactive online posters that I have used for several projects in past classes.

Check out my Flickr gallery of this and last’s year’s best function infographic projects.