iStrategies


i~Strategies to use in the i~Classroom

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The Talking Worksheet

Have you ever heard of a worksheet that talks to you. This is a fun way to leave specific instructions when you are out. Students can create a talking worksheet to explain a topic or complete an assignment to show their understanding of a topic. It is very easy and fun to create. With Photo Booth or iMove and Pages, you can create a worksheet that talks to your students.
Project Ideas: Math ~ Explaining the steps of a word problem. English ~ Reading a paper that was written. Social Studies ~ Explaining the events on a timeline Science ~ Explaining the Scientific Method...the possibilities are endlessly!

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Fotobabble and WordSalad

Combine these two apps for a great, interactive, and engaging strategy to get kids motivated to learn or explain vocabulary, concepts, and ideas! Both apps are free. Fotobabble can be used as an app or online on the Fotobabble site. Check it out! It is guarenteed to add fun to your class while students are learning!



QR Codes

Give students questions and then have them find answers by using QR Codes. The Redlaser app allows students to scan QR Codes to read codes. QR Codes can contain text, links to websites, pictures, videos, etc. They can be used for scavenger hunts, posting homework, weekly agenda, giving notes, etc. You can create QR Codes at www.qrstuff.comfor free.
 

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Think – Pair – Share
Students can use an app such as Corkulous or Notes to create their thoughts of a passage, problem, etc. Then pair students together and have them discuss their thoughts. Have student share their thoughts and/or discussions with their partners with the entire class.

JigSaw (Notes, KeyNotes, SonicPic, Sock Puppet, Story Kit, or any presentation app)
Many apps (KeyNotes, SonicPic, StoryKit, etc.) will allow you use the JigSaw method in your class. Assign students to a base group of 4 to 5 students. Have students to number off within their group. Assign topics to the base group members.  Students move to their expert groups. Students work with members of their expert group to research/read/learn the topic.  Expert groups create a short presentation to present to their base group. Students return to their base groups and take turns teaching their group members the material.  

Gallery Walk
At the completion of a project, have students put their iPads on their desk/table. Students will rotate to the indicated amount of iPads to view other students’ projects. Provide students with sticky notes to leave comments at each viewed project.


Instructional Videos
Have students create an instructional video teaching a topic, vocabulary word, or solving a word problem. For math, a great app for this is ScreenChomp. Students can explain the steps to solving a problem while working it out. Other apps that can be useful for this strategy is Sonic Pic, iMovie.

QR Codes
 
Give students questions and then have them find answers by using QR Codes. The Redlaser app allows students to scan QR Codes to read codes. QR Codes can contain text, links to websites, pictures, videos, etc. They can be used for scavenger hunts, posting homework, weekly agenda, giving notes, etc. You can create QR Codes at www.qrstuff.com for free.


iMovie
Create commercials for projects, digital stories about particular lessons you’re teaching, and more using iMovie and other editing tools.

Video Assessments
Students can use one of the many draw-and-record apps (ScreenChomp) to work through problems or explain a topic.


Reflection Videos
Students can create a video or podcast using such apps as iMovie or SonicPics to describe their thinking process of solving a problem, critique an article, summarize a passage, etc.

 










Socrative
Makes giving and grading an assessment quick and easy.

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