iPad apps and Formative Assessment

INTEGRATING APPS INTO THE ELEMENTARY CLASSROOM

Laura Wright

@wrightsbatclass

http://eeiditarod.weebly.com

lwright@eanesisd.net


Third Grade Teacher

Eanes Elementary School - Austin, TX

"MAKE SENSE OF PROBLEMS AND PERSEVERE IN SOLVING THEM"

iMovie - Trailers

Make Hollywood-style trailers
• Choose from 14 trailer templates with stunning graphics and original scores by some of the world's top film composers
• Customize movie studio logos, cast names, and credits in the Outline
• Select the best videos and photos for your trailer with the help of animated drop zones in the Storyboard
• Add content from your library or record new footage right into your trailer

AREA AND PERIMETER ISLANDS

1. PBL or thematic units - students in the primary grades use hands-on manipulatives to solve math problems

2. Keep students focused - take pictures of the process of learning and use iMovie trailers as a formative assessment of the math objective

3. iMovie does not need to be an end of project goal

4. Integrate - area and perimeter islands:

- write a fictional story about the islands using the mathematical dimensions

- learn about landforms in social studies

Show the Process

Take photos and video during creation of project! Students stay focused!

Multi-Apping!

For the final part of the formative assessment, students took a screen shot of the "island" and put it into the Doodle Buddy app. Then they showed how they found area and perimeter. This was the last slide in the iMovie Trailer
Lego Island

EXPLAIN EVERYTHING APP

Explain Everything is an easy-to-use design, screencasting, and interactive whiteboard tool that lets you annotate, animate, narrate, import, and export almost anything to and from almost anywhere.

CCSS Math Practices


Mathematical Practices

  1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
  2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
  3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
  4. Model with mathematics.
  5. Use appropriate tools strategically.
  6. Attend to precision.
  7. Look for and make use of structure.
  8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.

Iditarod GPS Tracking and Explain Everything

Students used the GPS analytics tab during the race to analyze elapsed time, rest periods, elevation and the the speed of each musher


The Iditarod theme was integrated into all subject areas

Anchorage.......to Nome!

Iditarod Stats in Explain Everything

Use the app as a formative assessment when analyzing data and making observations.

How Did Dallas Seavey Win the 2014 Iditarod??

Iditarod Stats

Find Elapsed Time During the Race For Each Musher!

Interested in more? Here are some Iditarod links!