At Orchard, students used a storyboard to plan out some math stories. Mrs. Tieszen allowed her kids to explore the apps beforehand, so they had ideas about what characters and objects would be available for their math stories. This storyboard helped the kindergarten and 1st graders plan out their math stories.
In Mrs. Sarsfield's 2nd grade, she and Mrs. Tieszen had a wonderful idea to use the Draw & Tell app to demonstrate multiplication problems. The students drew out their ideas on paper, and wrote math story sentences. They then used the Draw & Tell app to illustrate their ideas. For example, if they had drawn 5 groups of 4, they used the stickers to illustrate 5 animals each wearing 4 hats.
All of the students then recorded their thinking using the video recording tool in the app, and saved to the camera roll of the iPad. To save to the iPad, students first need to click the tool in the righthand corner to open the tool menu, then click the lefthand arrow to return to the drawing gallery.
The students will then select the "save to camera roll" button, and choose which image or video they want to save. They'll need to click "save to photos", then be patient as the video or image saves to the iPad.