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Create With 3D Shapes

Create With 3D Shapes

We’ve been exploring 3D shapes in math. One of our favorite tools to use is Think 3D Free.

This app has 11 3D shapes to create and explore. When we are just free exploring students can use any of these shapes, but the most commonly chosen are cube, triangular prism & hexagonal prism. I love that users can choose the shape they want to use, the color (random or select a specific one), and rotate the 3D object they are building. 
Look at how creative you can be!

    I love the planning and forethought that students have to use when creating like this. They sit working and you can just watch the wheels turn in their head as they manipulate their creations, add to them and delete blocks. It’s amazing!

Besides creating, try some app smashing to create cool projects with 3D shapes.
Use Think 3D Free & Skitch to annotate objects.

Then you can add more information using Tellagami! Wouldn’t it be cool to have students make several of these, then put them together in iMovie for a class project? We’ll be working on that in math stations after spring break!
Here’s a simple task card for the App Smashing idea above. 
Click here or the picture to download the cards.

SkyView – Augmented Reality For The Sky

SkyView – Augmented Reality For The Sky

Have you played with SkyView Free yet? It is a super cool augmented reality app that allows users to point their iOS device in any direction and “see” what is in space. Using SkyView Free you can look at space & “see” what’s in the sky. Trajectories for each object can be turned on or… Continue Reading




Collaboration – Poems & Space Projects

Collaboration – Poems & Space Projects

Space is one of those subjects that gets kids hooked automatically! I love exploring space with students! After we used Padlet to record our thinking, we continued to investigate through books, videos on Discovery Education, science lessons taught my my partner (who does an awesome job teaching all the 1st grade science – I teach… Continue Reading




Padlet – Collaboration in First Grade

Padlet – Collaboration in First Grade

The comprehension unit we’ve been working on for a while now is questioning. I love getting little readers to really think about what they are wondering as they read an learn. It is such an important skill – to be able to monitor your own comprehension. We have also been working on a science unit… Continue Reading




ChatterPix Kids – An iMovie Mash-Up

ChatterPix Kids – An iMovie Mash-Up

  In one of the amazing sessions I went to at TCEA, I learned about the app ChatterPix Kids from Amanda Peterson, who was presenting a session on using iMovie with other movie making apps. It was something I hadn’t thought of before and loved the idea! As soon as I got back to school… Continue Reading




Place Value App Smash

Place Value App Smash

Whew … It has been one crazy busy new year! I can’t believe that January is almost over! It has come with many challenges and blessings. This year I am trying to push myself out of my own way, try some new things, and keep creativity in mind through all my lessons. I’m using this… Continue Reading