ALEX Learning Activity

  

Counting Kindergarteners

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  This learning activity provided by:  
Author: Kali Auen
Organization:University of North Alabama
  General Activity Information  
Activity ID: 1283
Title:
Counting Kindergarteners
Digital Tool/Resource:
Toontastic
Web Address – URL:
Overview:

This tool will allow students to become actively engaged in lessons by creating their own video that corresponds with topics of the lesson. The students will work in groups collaboratively to produce their short video. This tool can be used with any content area.

  Associated Standards and Objectives  
Content Standard(s):
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: K
R6) Produce, review, and revise authentic artifacts that include multimedia using appropriate digital tools.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • will will show ideas by using different applications on a device.
  • will change and fix those ideas on the device.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • text
  • image
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • how to type or use speech to text to type basic letters and words.
  • how to delete letters and words.
  • how to resize an image.
  • how to move an image around.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • type and edit text.
  • resize and move images.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • an artifact created digitally can be reviewed and revised easily and in the same platform.
  • text and images can be used together to convey an idea or information.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: K
12) Use a variety of digital devices, in both independent and collaborative settings.

Examples: Interactive boards, tablets, laptops, other handheld devices.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • will use basic features of various types of devices both independently and collaboratively.
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • basic features of various digital devices.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • use basic features of handheld/mobile devices collaboratively.
  • use basic features of handheld/mobile devices independently.
  • use basic features of desktops and laptops collaboratively.
  • use basic features of desktops and laptops independently.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • they can interact with apps on handheld devices via touch.
  • they can access programs and software on computing devices.
  • they can enter information in various ways.
Mathematics
MA2019 (2019)
Grade: K
1. Count forward orally from 0 to 100 by ones and by tens. Count backward orally from 10 to 0 by ones.
Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • Count correctly from 0 to 100 by ones without skipping numbers, repeating numbers, or hesitating.
  • Count correctly from 0 to 100 by tens without skipping numbers, repeating numbers, or hesitating.
  • Count backwards from 10 to 0 by ones without skipping numbers, repeating numbers, or hesitating.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • Count forward orally
  • Count backwards orally
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • how to count by ones and tens orally. This includes counting forward and counting backward.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • orally count forward.
  • orally count backward.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • Counting from 0 to 100 is a sequence.
Diverse Learning Needs:
Essential Skills:
Learning Objectives:
M.K.1.1: Count backwards from 5 to 0 by ones.
M.K.1.2: Mimic counting backwards from 5 to 0 by ones.
M.K.1.3: Count to 50 by ones.
M.K.1.4: Count to 50 by tens.
M.K.1.5: Count to 20 by ones.
M.K.1.6: Count to 10 by ones.
M.K.1.7: Mimic counting by tens.
M.K.1.8: Mimic counting by ones.

Prior Knowledge Skills:
  • Count to 20 and above.
  • Mimic counting by ones.
  • Recognize numbers from one to ten.
  • Become interested in how many objects she/he has.
  • Continue to have an interest in counting.
  • Understand the concept of size and amount.
  • Pair the number of objects counted with "how many."
  • Understand that the last number name tells the number of objects counted.
  • Pair a group of objects with a number representing the total number of objects in the group (up to ten objects).
  • Count objects one-by-one using only one number per object (up to ten objects).
  • Recognize that numbers and numerals have meaning.
  • Recognize numerals 0 (zero) through 10.
  • Rote count to ten.
  • Communicate some number words.
  • Communicate the number word one.
  • Recognize after.
  • Recognize before.
  • Enjoy playing with all kinds of objects.
  • Point to matching or similar objects.

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
M.AAS.K.1 Using vocalization, sign language, augmentative communication, or assistive technology, count to 15 by ones starting with one.


Learning Objectives:

Students will be able to:

                Count to 100 by tens

                Count to 20 starting from 1.

  Strategies, Preparations and Variations  
Phase:
During/Explore/Explain
Activity:

  1. Begin by showing the students the app Toontastic and very carefully modeling the steps to create their video.
  2. Put the students in center groups of 4-5 students; each center will have an iPad for them to share.
  3. Walk each group through opening the app and beginning the first scene of the video.
  4. Students will work together to create their Toontastic math video demonstrating how to count to 100 by tens.
Assessment Strategies:

Students will share their finished videos with their classmates and practice counting to 100 by tens and counting to 20 by ones out loud with the class.


Advanced Preparation:

The classroom will require iPads.

Teacher will need the app Toontastic downloaded on each iPad.

Teacher will need to practice working with the app and make his or her own video prior to doing this activity with the students.

The students will need some prior background knowledge on how to use an iPad.

Variation Tips (optional):

If there are enough iPads in the class this activity could be done on an individual basis and each student could create their own video.

This app could also be used in any subject area.

Notes or Recommendations (optional):
 
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