Tracking the Iditirod - 3rd Grade

posted Mar 19, 2015, 1:58 PM by Ryan Cox
Ms. Spindler's students are taking a different approach to learning as her students have been tracking the various participants in the Iditarod - a grueling dog sled race in Alaska.  Her class is following the race online and on the free iPad app - checking in on the various mushers who are there.  When they are talking math - they use information from the Iditarod race to talk addition and subtraction.  While students have been tracking the mushers, they have also been exploring the various check points along the trail of the race.  To document what they have learned, Ms. Spindler started a shared Google Presentation that allows student to collaboratively build a resource that shows each checkpoint.  Students are able to access and edit simultaneously the same resource.  They can also see each other's work as they build the presentation.  What a GREAT example of the 4Cs in 
the classroom (Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Creativity).

Iditarod 2015