App: Smart Notebook
Student Learning Goal: Students will use technology solve a 'multiple entry point' math problem.
Smart Technologies recently released a new iPad app with a slim version of their popular Notebook application. The students at our school LOVE working in Notebook so we downloaded it as soon as heard about it.
After hearing about it one of our grade 6 teachers wanted to try them out. This was her first attempt at using the new App. Usually, This problem would be created and writing (or printing) numbers on paper then cutting them out into strips.
Here's what it looked like...
|Comparing their work with others allowed some students to feel comfortable and confident with their own ideas.|
|Students were able to share their strategies and ideas with their peers.|
|The Notebook App allowed student to manipulate number strips with ease, rather than making the numbers from paper strips.|