Wednesday, August 1, 2012

APP Envy

I so have app envy!  There are many creative and educational apps that would be beneficial for use in the classroom as a way of creating a quick assessment or as a final product.  The apps are quick to learn and could be used spontaneously even when there isn't t a lot of time available with the convenience of the smaller device.  Alas, my district is cautiously waiting before leaping into the iPad frenzy so the chance of using any of these with staff or students is nil for the time being.  In the meantime, I am curating a list of apps that will be undoubtedly outdated by the time I have the chance to deploy them!  I am including a few links that may be of interest to those of you who do have iPads.

60 Educational Apps in 60 Minutes
 The iPad As
75 Classroom Apps in a Snap grades 6-12
iPads in the ELA Classroom
Lisa N.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Pic Collage and educreation

Scale Factor
Solve problems involving scale drawings of geometric figures, including computing actual lengths and areas from a scale drawing and reproducing a scale drawing at a different scale.
Investigate scale factor
What does it mean? (google...)
How is it used?
Create a Pic Collage poster with examples

Use educreation to show how to work a scale factor problem ~

Now use what you found out to answer the problem below.  Make sure to show your work.

Problem: How tall is the the basketball player?
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Thursday, July 26, 2012

If it Moves it Grooves

This space is for participants of the July 31st Day of Learning. Please add your post to this section of the Ridiculous Innovation blog. Share your creations and curations with us. Also feel free to share your thoughts, learnings, and concerns as you go through this process.