5th Grade Guest Blogger, N.
After listening to the student entrepreneurs and businessmen of clean minecraft videos, I was inspired!
In honor of Pi Day, check out our favorite virtual manipulative sites and resources on the chromebook :)
GLENCOE VIRTUAL MANIPULATIVES
Google Draw Manipulative Templates:
Part Part Whole Mat
Base Ten Blocks
Four Quadrant Grids
WHY NOT GIVE STUDENTS THE CHOICE TO SHOW THEIR WORK WITH VIRTUAL MANIPULATIVES? TACTILE MANIPULATIVES ARE GREAT TOO!
Tip: Have students screencast as they are working with the virtual manipulatives to explain their thinking! Here's an example!
google slides affords many different opportunities for classes to collaborate and create in innovative ways. read all about it!
let's start with study guides! instead of having each individual student create their own study guide, why not give each student a concept, problem, idea, or topic to become an "expert" on? after working on assigned slides, the class has an entire collection of knowledge to then study off of. the students are learning from each other and have an authentic audience and purpose for their work.
tiP: if you publish the slidedeck to the web, students can practice/work with the study guide as it auto advances like flashcards!
furthermore, students can write a narrative together! they have to engage in critical thinking and collaboration to build off of each other and create a powerful piece of work.
in some cases, students can each take a different slide and create their own math problem on a certain topic. using google classroom, you could push the slidedeck out (make a copy for each student) and they could all solve each other's problems! how fun?!?
tip: make each slide a different color or put student names in the notes sections on each slide so that they know which slide is theirs.
Check out these examples: