This morning RCET welcomed Miss Lauren Tilden and her second graders from Ravenna’s West Main Elementary to the AT&T Classroom. Over the next three weeks, the class will be introduced to several digital tools to support their learning of mathematical concepts and skills. This morning the second graders were introduced to the Sushi Monster, a free iOS app available from Scholastic that is designed to practice, reinforce, and extend math fact fluency in a game-like format. Students feed their Sushi Monsters by correctly choosing two numbers that when added or multiplied result in the number that the monster wants to eat. When the monster has been fully fed students move on to feeding a new monster.
The second graders also used Scribble n’ Play ewriter tablets for their work with the Number of the Day. The Scribble n’ Play ewriter utilizes liquid crystal display (LCD) technology to provide a digital tool for writing and creativity tasks such as drawing, text writing/notes, mathematical calculations and mathematical writing. Students are to able to choose from the tablet’s four unique stylus tools to write and draw in multiple colors to create different visual effects that promote students’ engagement, motivation and creativity as they approach their work and projects.
The Scribble n’ Play is manufactured by Kent Displays, Inc. (KDI) a local company who is a global leader in manufacturing ewriter display technology.