As I predicted in this post, I have been up until after midnight for my first two evenings of PE! Last night, as I washed the dishes at midnight, I promised that tonight I would go to bed early or I was going to be a complete zombie tomorrow!
So here it is, 9pm and I’m off to bed after I finish this post and do the dishes!
I read Belinda’s post about Activ Expression in her PE context being used by a visiting health education program as part of the promethean IWB tools.
I am lucky enough to have these in my PE classroom and my mentor created a maths quiz to demonstrate their use! You should have seen and heard the students (year 2) when she said we were going to do a maths test with the Activ Expression!! Seriously! Maths test? GROAN!! Right?? WRONG!!! These kids LOVE maths tests because of these devices!!
After teaching a maths lesson myself today I was able to see where the students are at with the concept I taught and I am able to plan a formative test using the Activ Inspire program to use with the Activ Expressions (At least, that’s my next plan! I need to learn to use the software by playing with it which I’ve done but can’t figure out a few things so I’m getting a ‘one-on-one’ training with my mentor tomorrow so that I can figure it out!)
But it’s fantastic to use as formative assessment to gain instant data on who needs more support and who can be extended in their learning as well as being able to be used as summative assessment at the end of a maths unit with the results instantaneous!
Students LOVE the instant feedback they get as well as having a device in their hand 🙂
If you aren’t lucky enough to have these in your classroom – I found this clip to demonstrate them in use in a classroom with year 3 students doing maths… ENJOY!