Sunday, January 24, 2016


Student taking a pic of our alphabet. Can you see the pattern?
As I mentioned awhile back, my class took part in a global iBook project, TWIMA3 (The World Is My Audience) which revolved around the topic of patterns. As part of this project each global classroom created their own pages for a chapter in the book based on their interpretation of patterns, whether that be through poetry, music, science, math, etc. My class chose to find patterns within our classroom as well as create and label our own patterns as it integrated nicely with our math curriculum and 1st grade standards. 
Putting our learning into the app our choice.

Each of my students had choice in how they chose to represent their patterns as well as which app they felt would best show their learning. Most students chose to use PicCollage for Kids or Explain Everything for their final submission. Explain Everything was a popular choice once kiddos realized that they could use the light pointer to tell about their patterns. Many students also used apps such as Geoboard and Pattern Blocks to create their digital patterns. 

One of the completed pages for our chapter
Once our pages were complete we sent our submissions to Mr. Jon Smith in Ohio (you can follow him on Twitter @theipodteacher). He, along with Leah Lacrosse (@LLaacrosse), compiled all the submissions into an iBook which you can find in the iBooks store. You can access and download the book for free using the link below. Our class' chapter begins on page 94, Chapter 10
We hope you'll take some time to take a peek at it. It was neat to see how each classroom, from all different grade levels. tackled this project.

This was a fantastic opportunity for my students to showcase their learning in an authentic way. We will definitely be taking part in future projects. Speaking of future projects, TWIMA4 is due to be announced sometime in February. If you're interested in participating, be sure to follow Jon Smith @theipodteacher on Twitter to catch the announcement.

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