While not as exciting or as creative as previous featured apps, Thinking Blocks is a solid suite of math apps that step students through solving word problems. With Addition/Subtraction, Multiplication/Division, and Fractions currently in Self Service, students can practice a wide range of word problems at a variety of scaffolded skill levels.
Check out the App Integration Snap Shot or just download from the Math section of Self Service.
Did you know that LEGO is from the Danish phrase "led godt" which translates to "play well". If you find yourself needing some quality play time, come check out the LEGO WeDo 2.0 robotics set.
The set is located on the stand up table in the Spark Lab and you will need your teacher iPad. This kit is my Teacher Exploration kit and is not available for students (yet). So pull up a stool and play well! :D
What it was: Fifth Grade students in Laura Hitt's classroom recently used ChatterPix Kids to demonstrate Greek and Latin roots. Students created an image/took a picture that demonstrated the meaning of the root and included their explanation.
What I love: students authentically demonstrating their knowledge AND students creating a classroom resource!