Wednesday, March 12, 2014

1st Graders Use WeKWL For Shape Discussion

I had an exciting phone conversation last night with Elliot Soloway about WeKWL and my 1st graders used it for the 1st time today. WeKWL is a great way for students to complete a KWL chart with a discussion and collaboration component thrown in. I had 2 students sitting side by side talking about shapes (our current math topic). Each student had an iPad and they were able to add to the KWL chart simultaneously (think Google Doc) while talking about their ideas. They loved the interactive nature of the app, found it easy to use, and are excited to create more charts together. Here's their learning after the 1st math lesson.

1 comment:

  1. WOW! 1st graders exploring a math concept using a collaborative KWL chart – writing about their ideas, talking about their ideas, revising their ideas; it doesn't get much better than that! But the real issue is the teacher: a teacher who is willing to try something new; a teacher who has the skill to handle the inevitable mis-step and/or technology glitch. I applaud your youngsters for trying something new; I applaud their teacher for enabling them to try something new.