I'm very excited to be linking up for the first ever -
Holly's first post was about being digital, so I will stick with that theme. I recently tried the IPhone/IPad app "Skitch" with my students. It was so easy to use and the kids had a lot of fun.
The assignment was to take a picture of something to represent perimeter or area. Partners went around the school and took a picture. We reviewed the guidelines ahead of time and I'm so glad I did. A fourth grade teacher complimented my class on their behavior while they were walking around the school taking their pictures!
After they took a picture, they came back to the room to complete their project. It was the first time with the program so we kept it simple. Everyone had to add lines and the title of area or perimeter. I printed the pictures and we hung them up.
We are going to continue multiplication and division after spring break. I'm already thinking about incorporating this into our unit. It was just a fun way to use technology and have a quick review of a topic. It also gives some kids a good visual of the concepts.