iPad, technology

Comic Book Word Problems

Another project I developed this year used the  Comic Life app. The app is very easy to use and as you can see from the examples posted, students can use any type of image they want and still make a great comic.  The students’ task was to write a word problem in comic form.  They had to set up the situation, create an equation and solve it, all within comic.

The first comic is the example I gave the students, followed by the scoring guide, also created in Comic Life.

The next two examples are student projects.  While they may not have scored full points on these comics, they still put some effort into it and clearly enjoyed the experience.

This project was originally posted on SJSDMath.posterous.com



Transparent Graphs in Notability

This year we have had the honor of piloting 1:1 iPads for Freshmen.  One of the projects I created was a transparent graph that can be placed over a photo in Notability.  The app itself is amazing and you should definitely check it out if you haven’t. Students were instructed to take a picture of something that demonstrated slope and they brought them to class on their iPad.  I had them  import the .note file (attached) with the transparent graph and they replaced my picture with theirs.  We then took notes over slope using their photo.  It was an awesome project and we have used this process for systems of of equations and will use it again for graphing parabolas.

graph postThis project was originally posted on SJSDMath.posterous.com but all of my Posterous content will be moved to this blog as Posterous will no longer exist.



Welcome to the show

Welcome to the Dog and Pony Show.  For those of you who know me, you may find the humor in that statement.  For those of you joining me for the first time, please don’t take offense, I say it with pride.  The purpose of this blog is to share successes and failures from my classroom. I have been under the impression that no one would be interested in what I do in my classroom, but a very wise man convinced me that wasn’t the case.  I hope you find something in these pages that will be useful to you in your educational journey.