Wait–it’s not new to the world, or new to the school, but new to us!
Today we used ActivExpressions for the first time. Don’t know what I mean? Check out this picture:
Ok, sorry for the quality of that pic, but hopefully you get the idea. It looks alot like a cell phone, but is connected to our ActivBoard, and can be used to answer questions (using multiple choice format), or you can even text in your answer to a constructed response question!
We are getting ready to take a test at the end of our Force and Motion unit in science, and so were ready to review today. Instead of playing a game, or just answering questions out of the book, we used a flipchart on the ActivBoard that had questions we could answer using the ActivExpressions. Here’s a random page from the flipchart we were using, to give you a better idea of what we were doing:
There were a couple of questions where the kiddos had to text in their answer, and they TOTALLY LOVED that part of our science review:
I loved how I kept hearing them say that, “This is so fun!” My class loves science and socials studies (well they love everything we do, really), but you gotta love how a little change in the format, and an addition of a gadget and you’ve got their attention. We will definitely we using these again soon. Well, tomorrow, actually, because we didn’t finish today. 🙂