Guest Blog Post: Collaborating in Trigonometry Class with AWW

 
I have recently been introduced to the AWW app, and immediately began using it in my classroom. What an amazing tool to use with students. This app allows you to annotate on a board, which can be shared with students and they can add their notes as well. Therefore, I find this to be a great collaboration tool, with a whole class or even small groups.

Trigonometry Class with AWW

Just as students work together using Google documents, sheets, or drawings, the AWW app allows students to work together and works great especially in a math classroom. Students can work out problems and also insert pictures. Here are some pictures of the first time we tried it in our Geometry class working on Right Triangle Trigonometry. The following week when students were working on problems, a few students decided to use this tool on their own to work together. Also, I like how you can download the picture images and share them with everyone using any format.
 
 
Photo Courtesy of Amy Caputo. Working on Right Triangle Trigonometry

Student Collaboration in Trigonometry Class

Here is a group of students working on a Trigonometry problem, using a board they created to collaborate. Specifically, in this assignment, students were asked to solve a problem and share their work in Google Classroom. The assignment details are also shown below. I look forward to sharing this tool at our next faculty meeting during the ‘Teacher Talk’ share out.
 
 
trigonometry class group project
Photo Courtesy of Amy Caputo. Group project assignment
student collaboration in trigonometry class
Photo Courtesy of Amy Caputo. Student Collaboration

Guest Blog Post: 21st Century ELA Classroom with AWW

The 4 Cs of 21st-century learning (critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity) should be the backbone of all lessons in today’s classrooms. Often, finding a tool that is able to address all of those areas is difficult. However, Awwapp has created just that.

Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Communication and Creativity in ELA Classroom

Recently, my 6th graders used Awwapp to analyze the traits of a character from the memoir we are reading. They needed to use critical thinking to support their claim and collaborate with their partner to ensure that all aspects of the assignment were covered. Also, they had to communicate effectively to demonstrate their learning. Lastly, they had to use their creativity to develop a visually appealing piece that encompassed the evidence needed to support their claim.

Collaboration and Creativity in ELA classroom
Photo Courtesy of Bridget MacQueen. Visualizing Character Traits with AWW

Awwapp provides a platform with which incorporating these 4 Cs is a cinch. My favorite part is the messaging feature. Students are able to communicate within Awwapp itself. Hence, this is a skill that they need to develop through practice. By implementing Awwapp into my classroom, I have been able to provide students with more opportunities to communicate via messaging. Sometimes, their partners are within the classroom, but at other times, they are in another classroom. Therefore, the messaging feature comes in very handy. 

Collaboration and Creativity in ELA classroom
Photo Courtesy of Bridget MacQueen. Portraying Character Traits with AWW

These opportunities for exercising their creativity through collaboration and effective communication is a breeze with Awwapp. AWW app is truly adaptable for use in all content areas. Moreover, the ease of its use is a major plus.