Our focus today was working with converting length measurements. We work with both Customary and Metric units. In an effort to make this topic engaging, I created a Kahoot for the classes to play. I used word problems from two books that included factoids that I thought the kids would enjoy:
I also decided to have the classes work in table groups. I felt it was important for there to be student interaction as they worked on solving problems. This would allow to hear and see how problems, involving converting length measurements, could be solved.
Then, when we posted to the blog, our grammar checker kicked in. We use an extension called "Ginger". The program looks over their writing and highlights both spelling errors and grammar errors. I like this because it shows students where commas are needed, or where the punctuation is incorrect, and it even gives phrasing options. I think this will be a powerful tool as we continue to use our Chromebooks during writing assignments.