Monday, June 22, 2015

iPad App #2 - Quiver Vision

Quiver is an app that can bring a coloring page to life! In all reality, you parents out there will love this for your kids because all you have to do is print out a coloring page for your kid to go to town on. Then, you hold the iPad or iPhone over the coloring page and it will animate the contents.

How can this be used in a classroom?
  • Currently, I'm not necessarily seeing the application within a math classroom but there is a great coloring page on an animal cell that will quiz/assess the child on their ability to identify the parts of a cell
I believe there are other apps out there that deal with Geometric shapes.... but I haven't found them yet. As I'm teaching Geometry next year, it's my goal to start my hunt!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

But really...... I'm back

Two months ago,

I posted about my pending return....

What I failed to mention in that post was another component of my life that was making me rather busy....

A Job Search.

I am pleased and proud to say that I will have accepted a new job at another school in the Columbus area. It has been a dream of mine to be a part of this school district so it was worth the entire interview process (including a demo lesson - which I will be posting on TPT).

That being said, I promise to return and post and post and post....

Because I have two new preps...... Geometry and Precalculus!!!! I am so excited for two new courses because this means brand new material! All summer long to plan and pin! I also intend to put a lot of my content from this past year on TPT which means talking about how the stuff went when I actually used them.

You'll probably notice that I made my first post... it features some of the iPad apps that I have discovered/used/intend to use......

Thank you for your continued support! It has been amazing to read your emails and I am so sorry for the delay. In fact, it's always incredible when my MOTHER (who is also a teacher) informs me that she met one of my blog readers and they're mad at me for not posting.....

iPad App #1 - Aurasma

What is Aurasma? Aurasma is a augmented reality app that can bring everyday objects to life just by holding your iphone/ipad over the object using your camera.

How can this be used in the classroom?
  • Take pictures of textbook examples that you know require additional explanations/assistance (in my mind, not all do). When students use the app and hold the camera over this explanation, link it to an explanation video where you are walking through the example
  • Use the app for projects so students take a picture of their project. Then, you can have the kids link this to a video where the child is explaining the components of their projects and the history/process to their product
    • Personally, I'd love to had the kids design a "cement brick" on one of my classroom walls showcasing an artistic representation of one of the topics covered in the class. Then, they could take a picture of the brick linking to a resource about the topic. I'd use this as an end of course project

Currently, I just found it to be fun to hover the app over the back of a twenty dollar bill.... try it out!!!

I haven't personally used the app yet but I feel like the possibilities are endless!

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