Saturday, November 28, 2009

Giving A Technology Twist To Math Homework

We were all amazed at the quality of work that we got for this week's math homework. From tweets to VoiceThread comments to digital photographs and typed responses, the children showed us a variety of ways to share what they know about shapes. Best of all, when we asked them what they thought of the math homework assignment, they couldn't stop talking about how much fun they had doing it. This is what learning should be about: gaining knowledge in an exciting way!

The students from all of the Grade 1 classes enjoyed showing their homework to their peers on the SMART Board too. In fact, when the lunch bell rang, many of them wanted to stay to continue discussing math. Teaching doesn't get more rewarding than this!

We would love to hear your thoughts on using technology for homework. In what way, if any, does the use of technology affect your children's attitude towards doing homework? How do they respond to having "choice" built into their homework assignments? Your feedback is much appreciated!

Have a great weekend!

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