We're almost at the end of our money unit and we've spent the past week and a half practicing counting groups of coins. Some of my students can only count groups of the same coins. But I do have two groups that can count any coin combo like champs!
If you aren't familiar with ScreenChomp the home screen looks like this
It's a free app that allows you to use photos or documents you have saved then write on top of them while recording your voice. The uses are endless!
Yesterday I showed the kids the ScreenChomp app and how we would use it to count groups of coins in small group. I did a whole class example up on the projector and walked the kids through each step. Then we got started. We used two iPads in our small groups and I walked the first students in each group through taking a photo of their coins then getting ready to record. They all are so tech savvy that they started showing each other how to do it!
Students of all levels were successful. The students who struggle with counting different values just counted nickels or dimes. My kids BEGGED me to make ScreenChomp a station. Next week we'll use ScreenChomp to label the parts of a plant!