An Innovative 6th Grade Math Experience With
Visits From Cool Kids & Adults
Once in a while something special comes along in the math classroom that uses technology in a way in which teachers only once dreamed. This is a zone on Hoffkids called 'classkick' (app.classkick.com). This area is a one-of-a-kind interactive helping experience where the student does writes their math work on their Chromebook screen at their desk, and Mr. Hoffman can see their thinking, process, and work in real time, at his computer. It is a formative assessment tool. Students work at their own pace and he observes them while giving immediate feedback.
This break through technology allows the student in a 1:1 Chromebook relationship in our classroom to draw his or her math answers and explanations and show their thinking, and to get help through live on the spot feedback and checking in order to promote maximum learning and math growth. CLICK HERE to watch a video about what Classkick is about.
WRITING TABLETS & CHROMEBOOKS
iPads are being replaced with quicker more affordable Chromebooks. Most Chromebooks in the world (except expensive touchscreens with pens) do not allow separate graphic writing tablets. These tablets are needed so the students can write directly in web based applications like Classkick.
Mr. Hofman's class has figured out 2 ways to make this happen as you can see below. Game changer.
HIGHLITED FEATURES OF CLASSKICK
*Students can answer questions and get immediate feedback if they are right or wrong from the teacher or other classmates.
*Students can "show their math work" by drawing, typing, adding images, audio, and links on the screen and Mr. Hoffman can see "live" math computations and give feedback instantly via comments, stickers, scores, and audio.
*Mr. Hoffman sees the students' work instantly. Facilitate more feedback than ever. Everyone learns better together.
*Student can start at school, finish at home, and still get Mr. Hoffman's feedback to learn.
If you have any questions about this exciting Hoffkids feature, please contact me, and thank you for reading about CLASSKICK.