For the past few years, I have assigned slide presentations and technology based projects as options in semester final projects. In the 18-19 school year I made presentations required since they need to know how to use presentations for not only the SBAC but in college and career.
Each student pair is assigned a topic lesson that is covered on the semester final. Students are to do a multitude of tasks along with their Google Slides presentation. Students are to create interactive activities using technology such as Kahoot, Quizizz, Quizlet, etc. for the class to do during the couple of weeks right before finals as part of their presentation. In at least one of the examples that they do on their slideshow, they must use Desmos to create a table, diagram or graph that models the situation. I created a folder on Google Classroom where their Google Slides will live as they work on them so that other students can look at their work to help them review for the semester final. It becomes an amazing resource for their semester review that they themselves created and can use!
Students were given a couple of months to work on their project. All of my classes had to do this project. At the time of this writing are currently working on semester 2 final projects. There are some pictures and a video for you to see how the presentations are run. They are definitely engaging and student led. Enjoy!
As I have previously stated in part one, implementing the use of Google Apps and other technology in the math classroom covers at least two topics from the Common Core 8 Mathematical Practice Standards. Students are engaged by modeling with mathematics and using appropriate tools strategically.
I am a lifelong learner and this year has been quite challenging. Many would say that I am well-versed in technology usage but I disagree. I have much to learn and have enjoyed this journey immensely. Have a great new school year and I hope to do something innovative this school year!
Below is a gallery of pictures from some of the student presentations.
Some teams of students created an interactive activity using Quizlet. Students also had to create presentations to demonstrate their mastery of concepts.
In the video below students are participating in a student led interactive activity using Quizlet.