Sunday, January 24, 2010

CSAP prep as collaborative project

Jeri (from Center) and I are thinking about doing a math/science collaborative project between our two classes as a way to prepare our kids for CSAP. Any suggestions or ideas about how to effectively go about this? We're really just exploring the ideas now, but we'd really like this to be a meaningful review for both of our classes (and any other fifth grades that want to participate). Let us know what you think, especially if you've done some kind of collaborative review with other classes!


1 comment:

Joseph Miller said...

Hey Liz,

I love the idea of using VoiceThread to do a collaborative review around math. Your students could post a problem and then talk through the steps of solving the problem. It doesn't have to right, just their thougts as they worked the problem out. Center students could then comment on any aspect of the solution. They could show a different a way of solving the problem or point out important details (e.g. if the students forgot to put the dimension in the answer). The Center students could then post and solve a problem back to your students. Back and forth on a daily basis as a warm to math instruction or a center during small group.

You could use your webcam to film student responses too.