Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Today we worked on telling addition number stories using money. We put a technology twist on this lesson with great results. Each group of 3 worked on an iPad using an app called DoodleBuddy. Each group member chose an item using the stampers that they wanted to purchase. They then took a picture of their items and opened it up in an app called Educreations which is basically an interactive whiteboard. On this app they were then able to write how much their items cost (we gave them a playing card with coins on it that they had to count) and then as a group they had to work together to create a story to go along with their items and record it using the app. Once everyone was done, each group presented their stories to the class using their iPad. The stories were fantastic- lots of creativity and the learning was right on target. The groups were so engaged that many of them actually created 2, 3, or 4 different number stories!

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