A Learning Activity is a strategy a teacher chooses to actively
engage students in learning a concept or skill using a digital tool/resource.
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Phase:
After/Explain/Elaborate
Activity:
Divide students into collaborative groups.
Students will choose the type of angle they wish to animate (straight, obtuse, right, or acute).
Using the graph paper and a protractor, the students will draw a picture of the angle they chose and color it using the markers or crayons.
Have students tour the school to locate/identify a real-world object with similar angle attributes as their drawing, such as angle size, side length, side relationships.
Students will then take a picture of the real-world object related to the sketched angle using their iPad or iPhone and the ChatterPix Kids app.
The students will draw a line across their angles on ChatterPix Kids app using their finger to make a mouth.
They can then record their voice for 30 seconds. They will briefly give the name of their angle and identify the real-world object they located with the same angle attributes such as; angle size, side length, side relationships.
Students will share their ChatterPix with the class.
Assessment Strategies:
The teacher can assess the students using a rubric.
Evaluate the ChatterPix picture to determine if students were able to:
draw an angle (right, acute, obtuse, or straight).
relate the angle to a real-world object.
Advanced Preparation:
If the teacher is not familiar with the ChatterPix Kids, he or she might want to take the time to play with the app before class time.
Teacher Preparation:
Place the students in pairs with one internet connected iPad or iPhone for each pair of students, distribute a sheet of graph paper (one for each pair of students), markers or crayons.
Set aside time to walk around the school to locate angles.
Variation Tips (optional):
This activity can be completed individually, as partners, or in small groups.