Saturday, February 18, 2012
That Was Easy!
I remembered how I used the button as an incentive to motivate and reward students for doing their best work on Accelerated Math assignments. AM is an individualized system of math practice worksheets that students complete and score on their own. After working the problems, they carefully bubble in their answers on a scan card, and slide it through the machine. Students who scored a 95% or higher on their AM worksheet were allowed to tap the Easy Button which would promptly announce to the room, "That was easy!" The kids loved it, and I know it encouraged them to bubble in their scan cards more carefully.
You can still purchase an Easy Button from Staples, and I saw that they donate the proceeds to the Boys and Girls Club of America. It's just $5.99 with batteries includes - a bargain, to be sure!
I know I'm not the only teacher to have an Easy Button. If you have one, how do you use it? If you don't have one but hope to get one, how do you plan use it? I look forward to reading your ideas!
Laura Candler ~ Teaching Resources