Tuesday, January 12, 2016

So What?

Just before Christmas Break, Algebra students in Ms. Balch's and Mr. Mitchell's class created videos demonstrating their mastery of functions, function terminology and a host of technology skills using school iPads.

Students were asked to conduct a demonstration using variables of time and elevation and to create a video explaining the math behind their scenario.  Most students used iMovie to shoot and edit their video, but others used Telagami and Explain Everything for the project.

From a teacher's perspective,  "So What?" gives students an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and show how they came to their solutions.  As Mrs. Balch says of this project, "I can see their thinking."  Below is a project example...

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