Jennifer @jenfairbanks8 has set up a monthly blogging challenge described here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bD-zYHpkP0RR7shkovBtOEB4c_rlSuiUKtJCQtid9QY/edit You should join! And if you’re just here to read, then I hope you get something out of it!
I’m still excited about this project my Geometry learners did a couple weeks ago. I had an extra day I could afford to try something in my quadrilateral unit and after some searching on the MTBoS Search Engine, I came across this Quadrilateral Instagram Project from Julia. https://designatedderiver.com/2016/01/27/instagrams-for-quadrilaterals-letmetellyouaboutmyshape/. I also found versions from Tina here and Jonathan here.
I pretty much followed their lead and left a lot of it open. All I gave was a short description and a rubric.
- Quadrilateral Instagram Project Description (.pdf)
- Quadrilateral Instagram Project Rubric (.pdf)
- Quadrilateral Instagram Project Rubric (.docx)
You can see some examples in the posts below. 90% of the class got A’s – this was a project they were excited to do, they had to do a self-assessment before so that really they wouldn’t turn it in without having a 100%, and I was pretty lax on the requirements. I gave one class period to work and then it was due a week later (all of my assignments are given at least a week before the due date if graded). Not all of them were works of art, but the learners had fun and were proud of it. I even had some that created a real Instagram account. Also, because of all of you out there in the #MTBoS, there were a bunch of examples that my learners were able to see with a quick google search!
I am always blown away by the creativity of my Ss any time I give a project. This is a sample of the Quadrilateral Instagram project I found from @JFinneyfrock here https://t.co/v9FHUo0XVg and also from @TinaCardone. Find a way to add this into your quadrilateral unit! #MTBoS pic.twitter.com/tZ755TPPys
— Marissa G (@viemath) February 11, 2020
I debated not even giving them back and putting them up somewhere in my room, but then I know not everyone wants their work up on display. So I returned them to my learners and asked if they would provide donations to put on display. I got 10 or so that I put up actually in the hallway outside my classroom. With my VNPS, I didn’t leave much wall space that’s close enough to eye level that people could actually read.
Comment votres étudiants montrent leur créativité (et leur amour pour les réseaux sociaux)?