My students always groan when I give them a textbook assignment or worksheet with word problems.
After the 3rd groan, moan, and sad looks, I decided to use digital media to help me.
Students were given a list of word problems to choose from to create and solve an equation.
For this assignment I choose Sonic Pic for their digital tool. I was so amazed at the excitement and engagement they showed.
I will continue to use digital storytelling as a means to solve word problems. Some tools I will integrate into the assignments will be:
Students can use digital storytelling to create and solve word problems, explain a vocabulary, show their understanding of a specific topic.
The key is motivating and inspiring them to be creative and innovative learners.