I have been at a school with 1:1 technology for 4 years now, and at first, it was hard to find ways to use technology meaningfully with my students! Just this past year, I have started to create and incorporate digital math activities in Google Slides™, and it has been a game changer! Read on to find out 5 different ways you can use digital activities in your classroom. Make sure you stay until the end because I have an awesome freebie for you!
Do you use math workshop or stations in your classroom? Digital activities are perfect for one of your independent rotations! They require no prep on your part (other than about 30 seconds to share the activity with your students), and they are easy for students to use on their own. It’s a great way to give your students some interactive math skills practice without any prep on your part!
Need an activity for students to get started on right when they get to class? I love to share a digital activity with my students ahead of time so that students can begin working on it during the first 10-15 minutes of class while I take care of checking homework, taking attendance, etc.
#3 Homework Assignments
If your students have access to devices outside of class, digital activities also make great homework assignments! With the optional included Google Forms™, students can even check their answers on their own and know whether they are on the right track!
I have heard from many teachers that they use my digital activities as a way to assess their students mid-unit or at the end of a unit! It’s a fun, interactive way for students to show what they know on a particular topic. By using the optional included Google Forms™, you won’t even have to do any grading!
#5 Sub Plans/E-Learning Plans
One of my favorite things about the digital activities is how easily you can share them with students from home. If you have to be absent unexpectedly, you can share an activity with your students from home and know that they will be engaged in a meaningful activity while you’re gone without having to make any copies or prepare anything!
This past year, my school implemented E-Learning days instead of snow days so that we could still make the most of bad weather days without having to make them up at the end of the year. My digital activities were a lifesaver for this! I simply shared one with my students from home and they were able to work on it and email me with any questions. If you use Google Classroom™, you can even see your students’ work in real-time, which is awesome when they have questions! You can see exactly where they’ve made a mistake and help them correct it.
I’m sure there are many other ways to incorporate digital activities into your classroom! I would love to hear how you would use them – comment below!
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