21 Sep Multiplication Videos, Socrative, and @ClassroomChamps
This week was quite the whirlwind. I could not for the life of me keep track of what day was what! Whew!
So we started off the week with the students creating their own multiplication videos. I split the kids into groups of three, and each person was given a multiplication problem to solve. One person had a two digit x two digit, one had a three digit x one digit, and one had a three digit x two digit. The students then had to create a “one-take” video where each student explained the problem. I love this project because the students end up having to do the videos over and over and over again, explaining every step of the process. Meaning they get TONS of practice with the process of multiplication. Much more than I could have given them in class with just throwing some problems at them!
I’ve linked a few below that were some of our better ones 🙂
We also took a quiz this week to judge how well the creation of the videos accomplished my goal of having them understand the process of multiplication. The students took the quiz on paper, and then submitted their answers via the Socrative app. I LOVE Socrative! It’s a really great tool, and free app, that allows any student to turn their device into a clicker pretty much! I created a quick quiz online and started the quiz. The students “joined” my quiz via the app,and input their answers. When they were done Socrative graded it for me! (Because I had already put my answers in online)! I’m then able to download the results via Microsoft Excel. So much easier than having to grade all the papers by hand.
After taking the quiz I was able to work in a small group with those students who didn’t do too well, while the other students took boxes of manipulatives and began creating their own multiplication word problems that could be solved using the manips they were working with! It was an excellent use of my time and everyone was super engaged.