This was an independent activity that allowed each student to work at his or her own pace, which made it excellent for many learning styles, as well as kept each student interested.
After finishing the activity, I asked the students how they felt it went; they all seemed to have really enjoyed themselves. They said that they thought that it was nice that they could all work at their own paces and not wait or feel rushed by other students, depending on their needs. If I were to do the activity again, I would consider adding a "how to" or a challenge for each of the problems. The students were able to correct their work, but they may not have known where they went wrong if a problem was incorrect, or the problems may have been too easy for some of my students. This reteaching would have taken the activity to the next level. It is amazing the opportunities technology can have for learning; I am glad my students benefited from this activity and look forward to experimenting with technology in the classroom again.
The third graders at Southeast utilized technology in the classroom in a new way. I created a math worksheet that would allow the students to practice their computation skills. Each math problem had a corresponding QR code. Each code led the students to a note page with the answer to that particular math problem. After creating the QR codes, I printed them and stationed them around the room, two codes for every iPad, with a total of 10 codes. The students took a completed math worksheet and went to the different stations around the room where they had to scan the QR code to help them correct their paper. The activity allowed students to get acquainted with the QR code app and learn how to scan codes.
Post by Cassie McCaslin, 3rd Grade Teacher at Southeast Elementary
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