Today the 2nd graders reflected on their Cardboard Arcade Experiences. They did some of their reflecting on paper, and then used the iPads to answer a question on Padlet. I’ve embedded their responses to that question below.
They also used the iPads to play a game called, “Find the X-Tile.” This is an algebraic game in which the students are given clues and have to deduce the mystery number. They used the whiteboard app on the iPads, and I taught them how to use Reflector so they could share their answers with the rest of the class on our projector screen. After practicing a few problems, the students were then able to write their own problems to try to stump their classmates. They did a great job!
Finally, I introduced “6 Hats Thinking” to the students using our interactive board. One of the students even remember the word, “metacognition” for “thinking about your thinking” from last year! They took turns putting different types of Thinking Hats on Alfred, the Skeleton, and then tried to identify sentences as certain kinds of thinking.
After a 2-week break from GT, we got a lot accomplished!