10 & 20 Frame Thanks to Google Slides

This Google Slide 10 & 20 Frame Manipulative was inspired by conversations via my Twitter PLN.  I find Google Slide to be an easy way for creating quick manipulatives which can pack a powerful punch. The manipulatives can be used with an Interactive Whiteboard (IWB) or large touch screen for whole group and small group instruction. It can also be used by the individual student for practice or support on a one to one device.

One of the beauties of using a Google Slide as a manipulative is it can be accessed outside of school. This may provide the student with extra support for doing homework, independent practice or studying before a test.  When the manipulative is shared between the teacher and student it can provide valuable insight for how the information is being digested by the student. This information may assist a teacher in deciding if  re-teaching is necessary for the content covered by the manipulative. I see manipulatives of this kind as a “Win-Win” for both the teacher and student.

10 & 20 Frame Google Slide Manipulative

Click HERE to COPY to GOOGLE DRIVE

Access the Revision History to Access 

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  1. Revision History shows every move a user makes
  2. The Revision History can be viewed
    • In large or small increments
  3. Use as an assessment tool
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2 Math Manipulative Created w/Google Slides

Earlier this week I created a number line  support for a colleague.  The objective of the visual & interactive manipulative was to support learning about negative integers. I used the same support in a twitter chat. This was interesting because it lead to another educator sharing the 3D Printing Number line they created to support students. This design inspired me  to create another Google Slide manipulative in the style of Mr. Navas’ 3D Number line. Thank you Mr. Navas for the inspiration!

The Twitter Conversation Which
Inspired Newest Number Line

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Number Line Interactive Manipulatives
Created by Using Google Slides

Click HERE to COPY TEMPLATE

Click HERE to COPY TEMPLATE

REASONS to USE GOOGLE SLIDES MATH MANIPULATIVES

  1. Provides a visual interactive support which can be used with an IWB
    • When teaching whole class, small groups, or individuals
  2. Can be used as an independent support for doing homework
  3. Supports the student independence in the classroom
    • Use support during individual classroom work time
    • Use during small group centers
  4. Maintains accountability & supports accessing individual students & group activities
    • This is done by using the Revision History Tool

6 Google Search Tricks for the Classroom

I don’t know any educator or person who doesn’t like to save time! These SIX Google Search Tricks are quick ways to access some valuable tools and resources for the classroom.

6 GOOGLE SEARCH TRICKS

  • 1 – TYPE: PDF: or PPT: before search term
    • Fast way to find worksheets & presentation

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  • – TYPE: Countdown Timer
    • Opens a Countdown Time & Stopwatch
      • Type Countdown 5 Min & timer starts instantly

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  • 3 – TYPE: Define: followed by word
    • Dictionary entry appears
      • Synonyms & translator appear in entry
      • Entry has reading ability for word pronunciation

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  • 4– TYPE: Convert Length
    • Provides a conversion Table
      • Conversion Table Includes:
        • Area
        • Data Transfer Rate
        • Digital Storage
        • Energy
        • Frequency
        • Fuel Economy
        • Mass
        • Plane Angle
        • Pressure
        • Speed
        • Temperature
        • Time
        • Volume

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  • 5 – TYPE: Roll a Die
    • Provides a virtual die which rolls

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  • 6 – TYPE: FLIP a COIN
    • Provides a virtual Coin to flip

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Pangea Lesson Using Google My Maps

Last week in Social Studies I watched a teacher present a lesson about Pangea. The teacher used a graphic image they had found to explain the formation of Pangea as a Supercontinent. Right away I realized by using Google My Map one could create a visual to support both the visual and kinesthetic learners understanding of how this Super Continent was formed.

VIDEO PRESENTATION for USING GOOGLE MY MAP

WHY USE GOOGLE MY MAP to REPRESENT PANGEA

  1. Supplies a visual representation
  2. Engages Students with interaction
  3. Supports critical thinking skills
  4. Provides a springboard for whole group discussion
  5. Integrates technology use
  6. Differentiates lesson
  7. Provides the Opportunity to Integrate more than one content area into the lesson
    1. Science, Social Studies and Math

Differentiate Learning Addition with a Google Sheet!

Prior to Google Educator Training I had a fear about using Google Sheets in that matter even a Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet. This fear is fading away since learning there is so much more one can do with a Sheet than I ever imagined. What I’m going to share is a support to help the elementary student with becoming independent as they learn how to add up to 1,000. Below is a screenshot of the Addition Practice Google Sheet Interactive.

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Please feel free to use this link for copying the template: Addition Calculator Practice

I’ve created the following video to share how this interactive support works

WHY USE A SUPPORT LIKE THIS?

  1. It differentiates the learning so all students can successfully find the sum
  2. Students can work independently at their own speed
  3. Provides the student with multiple ways to check their answer
  4. Growth data is provided through the revision history
  5. Can be used in multiple ways
    1. Whole Group
    2. Small Group
    3. Individually
  6. Assessable from home provided the student has internet access

Watch for a followup post on how this Interactive Math Manipulative was created. You could build interactives like this using Google Sheets for subtraction, multiplication, division and ? Please share what ideas you come up with in the comment section. I’m looking forward to hearing how you have incorporated the Google APPS for Education suite in the classroom.