When I embarked on “family homework” with my son this year, and began thinking of ways to digitize and archive it, I had no idea or intention that it would become a series. However, over the past few weeks it has become a welcome app-ortunity to spend quality instruction time with my son that is enjoyable and engaging for both of us.
This week’s math assignment focused on locating patterns around the house. This reminded me of an old post “Math in My World” that showcased multiple ways to highlight shapes and geometry in the world around us.
Here are the workflow steps to create an iPattern Scavenger Hunt:
- Use the iPad to capture photos of patterns around your house and outside.
- Use Skitch to annotate each photo to highlight the shape that creates the pattern.
- Import all photos into Strip Designer.
- Add text as necessary.
- Share work via email or Dropbox (comic can be saved as a PDF or a jpeg).
- If saved as a PDF, collect each student’s PDF and compile into one iPattern class book.
Want more Digital Artifact Inspiration:
- Creating and Collecting Digital Work
- Creating Digital Artifacts with Sonic Pics
- Digital Homework Reflection with Audioboo
- Showcasing Digital Work: Leaving a Digital Learning Legacy
FREEBIES and GOODIES OH MY!
TechChef4u now offers a Doc Locker full of freebies and goodies that can be used in the classroom. Lots of resources and templates can be found in the Creatively Productive Digital Downloads Doc Locker. Just sign up using the form below and you will receive an email shortly with a secret link to the site and password to nab your freebies.