A new way to review

This year, I decided to try something different with my Algebra 1 class for mid term review. Aside from the traditional review packet, I had my students create review glogs using edu.glogster.com.  Each student chose a topic we studied this semester and they were given these guidelines/rubric. We spent 3 days in the computer lab, doing research using our class Diigo Group.  The students really liked using Diigo, especially because they could have access to the shared resources at home, as well.

Here are some of the final products:

http://s2b28ap.edu.glogster.com/alg1mult-polynomials/

http://s286b7u.edu.glogster.com/adding-and-subtracting-polynomials/

http://smpnyeu.edu.glogster.com/glog-6669-1816/

http://sqb8pyt.edu.glogster.com/order-of-operations/

I think they turned out great!!

The final step in the process was teaching them to comment on each other’s glogs. It was unfortunate that the day we were scheduled to do this in the lab together, we were snowed out. Many still commented anyway after watching this short video on commenting from Mrs. Yollis’ class.

Feedback from students has been positive. Some actually took the time to watch all the videos that their peers gathered for them as part of their reviewing process. Others reported that by creating their own glog, they gained a better understanding of their own topic.

Overall, I thought it went well and will do it again next year… hopefully without all the interruptions from snow days/ delays!

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One Comment on “A new way to review”

  1. [...] specific technology projects to support and enhance the curriculum (a blog shared by both classes, glogs, student produced videos and fake Facebook pages of mathematicians), my primary goal for this year [...]


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