Before moving ahead in our inquiry into shapes, angles, and lines, my grade three students took time to share their current understandings.
Armed with cameras, small groups walked about the school to take pictures representing any 2D shape, 3D shape, angle, or line they were familiar with. They then added their photos to a Voicethread to record their thinking.
By having the students do this I was able to gain a lot of information to inform and differentiate my planning.
-strengths and needs of individual students
-student readiness levels
-possible flexible groups
The voicethreads will be revisited throughout the unit to adjust, modify, or to add information as the students continue to construct meaning, transfer meaning, and apply their further understanding.
Have you used Voicethread for pre-assessing?