Looking for an easy way to engage students in math, social studies, science or perhaps ELA? Why not release the students creative and critical thinking skills juices with “Build with Chrome” ? This can start in the early years with something simple like asking the student to create a rectangle. Then discussing as a group what makes rectangles different from other shapes.
A screen capture is taken of the creation and inserted into a Google Drawings, Slides or ? Once the image is inserted into a Google Doc the student can write a question along with the answer.
Why not provide a challenge for the student and ask them if they can create a building seen in Egypt? Let them know a second screenshot will be taken. However this time they have to write sharing factual information about the building they created.
The beauty of this idea is the teacher can take it to many different learning levels and use in a variety of content areas.
NOTE: Real life hand-on building items can be used in this project. It is absolutely fine to use a digital photo of classroom projects. Teacher doesn’t have to re-invent the wheel. Smartphones or Tablets are awesome “Tech Tools” for capturing images.
How would you use this to support learning in your classroom?
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