Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Angry Birds for Education

One of the greatest battles as an educator is helping students understand the see the relevance of what we learn in school to their everyday lives.  I recently stood in front of a group of upper elementary students and asked, "how many of you play angry birds?"

Every single student in the classroom raised their hand.  Was I shocked?  Absolutely not!  Did I see this as a teachable moment? ABSOLUTELY!!!  Recently I came across information about NASA producing a video for the new Angry Birds Space game.  After explaining that many video games are related to math and space concepts, I brought the NASA site up and showed the video that used Angry Birds to explain microgravity.

Click on the link to go to the NASA page

Teachable moments come in all shapes and sizes.

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