Choose Your Own Adventure was such a success in Algebra that we wanted to try it in Geometry. This served as our unit 7 assessment. We followed the same process that we did here but I did update the process so students could plan electronically using this planning form. I also had students create this in New Forms so the process is slightly different than my original post.
The biggest difference between old Forms and new Forms is inserting a page compared to new section.
We also used Google Drawing so students could create their geometry problems using tangents, secants, arcs & chords. Many students had never used Google Drawing and they were very excited how nice their images looked.
Students had to get 3 peer reviews, which meant a student worked through their adventure, correct and incorrect answers, then gave feedback on improvements. They used this document to guide them through the peer reviews. The result SHOULD have been a product that met all of the requirements. Some students don’t peer edit as well as other but they learned quickly that being NICE doesn’t help you improve.
Here are a few of my favorite projects. I told them I wouldn’t publish them unless they were correct. 🙂
Journey to Pasta
First Day of School
Making it to the Movies
Categories: Chromebook, Geometry, Google Drawing, Google Forms, performance task, technology
Tags: #CYOA, #MTBoS, edtech, Geometry, Google Drawing, Google Forms
I’m sitting here watching my Algebra 1 students take the EOC, hoping that I’ve prepared them for the questions they will encounter on the test. I don’t like that we can’t see the questions to know if we have taught them the right stuff or asked the questions the right way.
One thing I do to get them ready is to have them practice graphing electronically. I created performance event type questions in Google Slides. They practice labeling each axis, dragging the dots to the grid and using the line tool to draw a line. Hopefully our practice will pay off!
I know students want to do well and teachers want to prepare them well. It’s more challenging when you have no idea what the questions will be. Good luck Algebra 1 troopers!
I’ve shared two of my performance events below. They are set to view only so make a copy. If you use it and find them helpful, please let me know.
Through #MTBoS I found a video from (insert name here when I find it again) talking about using Google in the classroom. I’m always looking for ideas I haven’t thought of before. Most of the video was reinforcement for what I already do but he did have a foldable (please comment if this is yours so I can credit you) created in Google Slides. I loved it.
I combined this foldable with a QR scavenger hunt to reinforce question prompts in quadratic word problems. This was a thinking activity for the students. They don’t usually like thinking activities. They did enjoy the QR part and I could tell by the discussions at the tables that thinking was happening. In the end, they had a resource to use while working their practice problems.
Below are the links to my files. They are set to read only so you’ll have to make a copy to use them. You will also want to make your own QR codes so students are pulling these images from your Drive. I used the goo.gl extension in my Chrome browser.
Image 1 Image 2 Image 3 Image 4
If you use this idea please leave a comment or send me a tweet. I love to get ideas from others too!
I will be presenting at #SJSDEdWeek over Chromebook apps, extensions & websites for the classroom. Below is the the presentation and a Symbaloo of all the resources that will be presented.
So it’s only a link to my Symbaloo since WordPress won’t let me embed the Symbaloo. 😦