Animoto and Guided Math Lessons
Animoto is a web 2.0 tool that offers lots of possibilities for introducing math concepts. It is something you would use to springboard into the conversation. It is free, easy to make and filled with potential! The educator edition offers even more film time for free (http://animoto.com/education). You simply upload images, video, text and music and voila! You have yourself an Animoto! I made three to show you how they might look as an introduction to a math mini-lesson. I would use these with the whole group as well as when I pull small groups. These make great discussion starters and remember that a key element in guided math is about getting students to communicate their ideas about math:)
Discussion Starter Questions:
1. What did you see in this Animoto?
2. What do you think we are going to be studying?
3. What do you know about this topic?
4. What do you want to know about this topic?
5. How shall we find some more stuff out?
P.S. I invite you all to make Math Animotos and send them to me. I will make a space for a Math Animoto library on this site so together we can all have a fantastic resource!