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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Tech Around 281 - Student Voice Series: iPads and Google Photos Meet Patterns and Shapes

First graders are wiggly! No problem in Kally Carter's 1st grade math class. These first graders were busy with the purpose of critical thinking, creating, collaborating and communicating. After a brief review of 3D shapes, student pairs went searching the room for real life examples. When they found one, they took a photo with one of their classroom iPads. After a few minutes, the class gathered to view those same photos on the SMART board and discuss their finds. Immediate feedback! They did the same with patterns.
Interested in using this hands on tech process in your classroom? Have your tech load the Google Photos app on your iPad. In your settings for Google Photos, back up & sync your iPad Camera Roll to your Google Photos. Any photos the students take will be instantly loaded to your Google Drive. Access them by selecting Google Photos. You are now ready to project to your SMART board.

This process could be duplicated for many areas of the curriculum. Here are just a few examples: 

K.1.2.1 (Math) Use objects and draw pictures to find the sums and differences of numbers between 0 and 10. 

1.2.2.2 (Math) Determine if equations involving addition and subtraction are true. 

2.3.3.2 (Math) Identify pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters. Find the value of a group of coins and determine combinations of coins that equal a given amount.

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