I'm happy to link up again with Kristin at iTeach 1:1 and Aylin & Amanda at Learning to the Core for another week of Tune into Technology! For those of you that don't know, I'm thrilled to be able to have a 1:1 classroom this year with my district's iPads! At the end of this past school year I had the opportunity to experiment with the iPads in my classroom and I'm really looking forward to all of the posts that link up to this PARTAY!
One of my favorite apps to use was ShowMe. ShowMe became my best friend! I used this app throughout the day and with many different subjects, however it was used almost daily during math. This app served as an interactive whiteboard for my students during my math lessons. Students also created recordings of themselves solving math problems independently and then posted them for me to view at a later time. I LOVE that the videos were there in my inbox waiting for me to grade at my convenience!
I also created videos with ShowMe on some sample problems from math. My students were able to view them on their iPads while at school. This gave my students another resource to use while waiting for me to get to their desk during independent work. Independent problem solving!? I'll take it!! Here is a sample video of one I created on finding elapsed time on a number line:
These same videos I was able to upload onto my classroom website for viewing at home. I call this section Homework Helper. With the new Common Core standards I found that some of my parents were confused by some of the new vocabulary and strategies being used. By watching the video it provided a review for students and a quick tutorial for those panicked parents! ;)
I could go on and on about ShowMe, it really was a great asset to my classroom and I think I was only just scratching at the surface of what it can really do!
Be sure to check out all of the other great ideas at the Tune into Technology party!
Happy Birthday America!