Students should be held accountable for their station work because we need to make sure that students realize that everything they do has a purpose. We are not sending them off to play games on the computer just because it's fun. It's because it can be a fun engaging way to

__learn the material__. So there has to be a way to hold students accountable for their work.

I like using TenMarks and MangaHigh in my classroom. Both of these websites are aligned with Math TEKS and they allow me to assign students work to do. So I can hold students accountable by checking on the website to see if they completed the assignments I posted for them. I can also hold them accountable during class by making it mandatory (as it always is in math) that they show their work for these stations on paper. I would use these as places for students to practice the concept we are currently work on sometimes. Most of the time it would be used as a station for students to spiral back on concepts they need to review from previous units.

One app that I found for the Ipad is a fraction estimation game. The students use estimation to add or subtract fractions. I also like the idea of using something called showme videos. These are videos I could make and then have the students watch if they dont understand a concept. It could even be used as a way to first introduce a topic if it is simple enough. I also think that this could be a great tool for students to use to explain their thinking on how to solve a problem. I see this station working if I have very small stations running one day with only 4 in each group, then 2 students could share an IPad and make a video explaining their reasoning on how they solved a problem. I could also get the IPad cart one day and make it to where each student in the station has their own IPad.

I could also see the students using the IPad as a video device by recording eachother doing skits or making up math songs. The students could take the IPad and use it as a camera to take pictures of things related to math such as the different types of angles or triangles.

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