For last tech project of the year, my Algebra class is going to create our very own version of Khan Academy!
a.k.a. “Algebra 1B Academy”
Students will create a screencast explaining 4 different examples from Chapter 11(Rational and Irrational Numbers).
• 1 example must be from 11- 5 (Square Roots of Variable Expressions)
• 1 example must be from 11- 7 (Multiplying/ Dividing/ Simplifying Radicals)
• 1 example must be from 11 – 8 (Adding/ Subtracting Radicals)
• 1 example is free choice of anything from chapter 11.
All 4 problems must be worked out, step-by-step, and submitted for approval. Students will then use the website “Screencast-o-matic“, along with Microsoft Paint, to record their writing. Next, students will save and convert these screencasts and import them to Windows MovieMaker. In MovieMaker, students will add a title slide and an ending slide and appropriate transitions. Students will then record your voice over the video explaining each of the problems. (I tested a few online movie making websites but they didn’t allow for a narration of an existing clip.) Students will save and export as movie file and upload to our conference.
Here is the rubric.
The students seemed excited when I announced this today! I am looking forward to the final results. This assessment replaces the chapter test.