Students are the Expert!
Looking for a new way to engage your students? Let them be the teacher! In this Student-Made ShowMe, Adam from Mrs. Giannandrea’s math class, teaches us how to use expanded form to subtract two-digit numbers. Not only does he show his thinking to his teacher, but she tweets about it in case any other students need help during their nightly homework. What a great way to get all the students excited! A new student is the “expert” for each new concept. It also provides a great way for parents to see what their child is doing in class. ShowMe is like having your own personal teacher anywhere you go, and what better teacher than your own students.
Want an easier way to share presentations than the long day of listening to every student talk in the front of the room? ShowMe to the rescue! In this Cereal Box Student-Made ShowMe, 2nd grader, Emma, is excited to share her Media Literacy project. Her teacher Ms. Brooks sends them out to parents and features them in the class twitter page (the students were very excited to see ShowMe retweet their great work!) Students can watch each other’s ShowMes and share their hard work with each other.
In this Middle School Math class, different students explain concepts from different chapters. A girl is explaining how to solve an equation using order of operations in a personally created ShowMe. Her teacher can use this assessment information, send it to her family to show her understanding, or use it as an aid for other students in her class. You can hear as her teacher supports her in one of the problems, modeling for anyone watching (parents or students) how to solve a challenging problem.
No matter how you use student-made ShowMes, explaining and capturing thinking is a strong tool. Share them with family, collect them as formative assessment, create presentations, and of have students become the experts!
This ShowMe by Jim Meade helps us understand what Feudalism was like in Ancient China. (An idea that was adapted by the Japanese and Europe!)
Why do you think Feudalism helped cause the fall of the Zhou Dynasty?
This week’s featured ShowMe is from Bonnie Kulenkamp and thoroughly teaches us the basics in understanding polygons. This a great video for elementary students learning about more complex shapes!
This student created ShowMe, made by Alli, gives a simple yet comprehensive overview of Nouns and Verbs!
This ShowMe was created by Jennifer Maichin! In this ShowMe we learn how to make predictions with proportions in probability, using an example math problem about marbles.
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Multiplying integers: Yvette shares a really fun and creative way to multiply integers. We love her way of showing us how to remember which sign a number takes when multiplied. Thanks Yvette!
Indo-European language tree: Blaine created a great explanation for his class about the origins of European languages. This is an awesome example of creating a guided example for students that they can study on their own time.
Ideas for classroom use: Britt created a great ShowMe about different ways to use ShowMe. We’re huge fans of all the ideas in this one, so any teachers thinking about incorporating ShowMe into their classrooms should check this one out!
(a + b)^2: Daniel’s ShowMe is a great example of how ShowMe can be used to visually represent some concepts that are difficult to understand verbally. We love content like this. Way to go Daniel!
Metric Conversions: Mr. Black put together a great ShowMe explaining conversions in the metric system. It’s worth sending to any student who are having trouble understanding!
Stepping Up in ShowMe: L Homgren created an awesome ShowMe on how to optimize ShowMe. For anyone trying to incorporate ShowMe into the classroom, this one is a must see!
Along rivers: Robert put together an amazing ShowMe on why early civilizations formed along rivers. “Along rivers” is definitely one of the better ShowMe’s we’ve ever seen, so give it a watch if you have a minute!
U-sub demo: Daniel goes through u-substitution in an extremely clear way. For any students or teachers of calculus having trouble with u-substitution, this ShowMe is definitely worth taking a look at!