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Using the ShowMe app on the iPad’s with my class

Welcome back to Term 4 here in New Zealand – only 8 weeks to go before the Christmas break – so much to fit in and such little time to do it.
I am still fizzing from all of the wonderful things I learnt at ULearn in Rotorua.
The ShowMe app on the iPad’s is one I downloaded when it first came out but have not had the time to learn more about it or use it. Some of you might remember the work I did with my class with i-can-animate earlier this year making Numeracy videos to show how to use strategies – some of which are on http://nznumeracy.wikispaces.com. ShowMe makes this video process easy and fun to do. The children picked it up in 10 minutes and made these video’s on our first day back in small groups to “Tune in” to what we know about addition and subtraction. They chose 1 strategy they all knew and made a short How To video which they uploaded through the iPad to the ShowMe website and then we also chose to upload them to youtube and onto our class wiki – http://weareroom1.wikispaces.com
Here are some of the video’s the children made:
 
Please leave some feedback and leave some links of similar things you have done in your class – I challenge you to put ShowMe in front of your kids and see what they come up with 🙂
ENJOY!!!

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Craig Kemp

Craig Kemp

I am a passionate Head of Educational Technology at a large International School in Singapore. I am a lifelong learner, dream creator and thought leader. I love to inspire others and find inspiration. Co-founder of #whatisschool, #asiaED edchats and #pubPD.

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  • Hi Craig,
    I have successfully used Show Me with a lower ability student to record a mini lesson. He could then take away the iPad and replay the lesson while working independently. He was also very keen to share it with others in the class too. Viewing the lesson again and again wasn’t a problem!
    Your children’s videos would be a fantastic way of sharing how to do “new maths” with parents on the class blog/wiki.

  • We are loving Show Me as well – I’ve been using it for portfolio snapshots to show mastery of goals… Kids love using this app to show they can do something new and asking me for their next target! We store these in folders that the children can access to share with families and use for reflection.

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