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Chrome Smash the Math Class



Chrome Smash Description

        An app smash is when you combine apps to build learning artifacts that are more than could be created in a single environment in isolation. A good example is combining a screencast (recording your device's screen) of the process of creating an artifact (for example, creating a visual art project), with a narration of your thought process. This is just one example of how tools can be combined in a stream-of-consciousness manner, leading to rich artifacts of learning without adding a lot of extra work for students.

Objective

        To combine two or more apps with a view to incorporating the 4 Cs into learning experiences.

Steps

  1. Think of a learning activity that you're already doing in your class. It can be a task that asks student to consume, create, or curate information or learning artifacts, or one that asks them to connect with others. The "C" that's incorporated should be done in a way that serves the learning objective of the lesson.
  2. Look at the resources page to get an idea of an app or activity that could be used in your activity. If you don't see one you're looking for on the list, you can always add to the list of resources.
  3. Add to the padlet, using one note for each step of the learning activity. An example math activity has been included. To add to the padlet, simply double-click anywhere. Attach anything that might be helpful (links, docs, videos, etc.)


Responsive Form

        A responsive form is used to differentiate in real-time, to help students activate prior knowledge. They can be created quickly, using existing videos from YouTube, or your students can create their own video tutorials to be included.

Objective

        Differentiate in real-time by applying navigation logic to a Google form, directing students who need help to a video resource.

Steps

  1. Find or create a YouTube video that introduces or refreshes a concept.
  2. Create a new Google Form
  3. Automatically collect user names.
  4. Create a multiple choice or choose from a list type question related to the concept.
  5. Add a page break, and title your new page “help”
  6. Include the YouTube video on the help page, and set the option for “after page 2” to return to the beginning of the form.
    1. You can also include a checkbox type question, with only one response option that says "I'm ready to move on." Make this a required question, and this will track if students have viewed the help video while filling out the form.
  7. In your question, set the option to go to page based on answer. The correct answer should submit the form, and all others should go to the help page.
  8. Share the form by generating a short URL.