Saturday, September 26, 2015

Using Classkick in the High School Math Classroom



Do you integrate technology into your classroom?  Are you a 1:1 iPad school?  If yes, do you wish you could find an app for your students to use that caused them to say, "I love this app!" And "Can we use this app every day?"



Let me tell you about the app Classkick.  When using this app, you can see everything your students are doing on their iPad in real time.  You can give them feedback in real time.  Best of all, you can give them a virtual sticker if they get the problem correct!

Here is a screenshot of a problem I gave to my calculus class recently.



Notice the problem is right in the Classkick app.  I typed the directions in the app and then imported a picture of a problem I wanted the students to do.  [note: there is no equation editor in Classkick as of yet.]

Here is a screenshot of one of my students' work that he did right on the iPad.



Here is a screenshot of the sticker he got when he got the problem right and you can see where I wrote Good on his work.


After briefly being creeped out when they realized I could see exactly what they were doing, my class worked diligently on the three problems I gave them.  I know it sounds completely unbelievable, but the all worked and were completely engaged.  They all wanted my attention RIGHT NOW,

The best part for me was that I could correct errors as they were happening.  Kids could ask me a question virtually and no one else had to know.  I could tell immediately who still needed practice.  It was great 😀

Beware: Once you turn the students loose with this app, their answers will come quickly and you need to be ready.  Once someone gets a message from you, or a sticker, they will all be calling out for you!   Classkick provides a feature so that students can virtually raise their hand for help or ask you to check their work.  They can also ask another student for help...however I haven't experimented with that feature yet because I was a little worried about what one student might write on another students' screen.  Depending on your class, this might be a great feature for you.

If you are interested in learning more about Classkick, here is a link to their website:  Classkick

[One thing I forgot to mention...Classkick is ABSOLUTELY FREE and students join your class by entering a class code...no user names or passwords to remember!]

15 comments:

  1. This sounds great Jennifer! I'm definitely going to check it out!

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  2. Thanks for sharing! My students all have iPads, so I'm excited to try this out :)

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  3. Hi Jennifer,

    Thanks for sharing Classkick! We’re launching the first web version of the app soon. This makes Classkick available to students on Chromebooks and computers - in addition to the existing iPad app.

    Please let me know if you’d like to take a look!

    Peter

    Co-Founder
    Classkick

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    1. I would love to see the web based version!

      audrahukins@yahoo.com

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    2. I would love to see the web based version!

      audrahukins@yahoo.com

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    3. Audra,

      Sounds great! I just emailed you some details on checking out our newest features. Please let me know if you're available!

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    4. Audra,

      Sounds great! I just emailed you some details on checking out our newest features. Please let me know if you're available!

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  4. Just downloaded and look forward to start adding it into my daily use with my High School math Students.

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    1. David,

      Awesome! Please let us know what you and your students think of Classkick so we can continue improving it to help increase student learning in your classroom!

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    2. David,

      Awesome! Please let us know what you and your students think of Classkick so we can continue improving it to help increase student learning in your classroom!

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  5. I cannot find the app on my iPhone. Where could I find it? and would it be possible for me to get the web based version too? Our schools have chrome books.

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    1. Hi Sydney,

      We are currently available on the iPad (Here's our App Store link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/classkick/id909904332?mt=8) or for Chromebooks, desktops, or laptops at http://app.classkick.com.

      Please let me know if that helps!

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    2. Hi Sydney,

      We are currently available on the iPad (Here's our App Store link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/classkick/id909904332?mt=8) or for Chromebooks, desktops, or laptops at http://app.classkick.com.

      Please let me know if that helps!

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  6. Hi Jennifer,

    Thanks so much for featuring Classkick in your blog! As a Classkick enthusiast, please consider becoming a Classkick Ambassador or Mentor to receive updates on the newest Classkick features and resources to share with teachers or promote on your blog. More information here: http://www.classkick.com/ambassadors-and-mentors

    Thanks again!

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  7. Hi Jennifer,

    Thanks so much for featuring Classkick in your blog! As a Classkick enthusiast, please consider becoming a Classkick Ambassador or Mentor to receive updates on the newest Classkick features and resources to share with teachers or promote on your blog. More information here: http://www.classkick.com/ambassadors-and-mentors

    Thanks again!

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