Screencasting our mathematical thinking has taken over many of the classrooms in District 13. Students are explaining their thoughts and ideas as they solve problems. First graders are practicing finding the missing parts of ten and fifth graders are solving division problems! The practice of screencasting has allowed teachers to dive deep inside of their students' brains.
After students are finished recording their thinking as an exit ticket, homework assignment, or practice, they plug their headphones into another Chromebook and listen to a friend's Screencast. This way, they are able to evaluate each other's thinking and give feedback. It's incredible to see first graders suggesting ideas to each other and fifth graders taking ownership for their learning. What a powerful instructional experience?!
Check out the incredible example below! SO PROUD!