Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Checking for Understanding in Math Class

Mrs. Barnes is using a screencasting app to check for understanding with each of her students at the end of her lessons. The students open the app on their iPads to then draw numbers and symbols while audio recording their understanding of the lesson. This reflection process further develops the students learning as they process their thinking about the concepts and skills from the lesson. It supports the theme of "making thinking visible" which runs through many posts in this blog.

Mrs. Barnes then continues the learning by having students swap iPads to review one another's screencast videos. Students get to see and hear the thinking of their partner thus furthering their own understanding by either reinforcing their own take on the lesson or by learning new information. 

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