## Reflection: Writing Across the Disciplines What I Learned about Fractions Using Voki - Section 2: Computer Time

As I reflect back on the lesson today, I find that using computer technology in the classroom is a great way to get the students excited about learning.  As soon as I told the students that they would make a Voki to summarize their understanding of fractions, they were excited and ready to begin work.

Using technology in the classroom is a great way for the teacher to incorporate writing in the classroom.  Traditionally, getting students excited about writing is a difficult task.  I have found that using technology makes it a lot easier for me, as the teacher.   Most students associate writing with Language Arts.  I let my students know that "if you can write about it, then you understand it."  Writing is essential in Math!

Incorporating Technology in Math
Writing Across the Disciplines: Incorporating Technology in Math

# What I Learned about Fractions Using Voki

Unit 1: Fractions
Lesson 22 of 22

## Big Idea: Voki is a creative way to get students to assess their own learning about fractions (or any topic), as well as incorporate writing into math.

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### Rose Monroe

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