Before we began, I reminded the students of our rules "TWO HANDS" and made sure they knew it was a SHAPE walk not a SELFIE walk. We practiced taking pictures around the room -- had to show how to fold back our covers that blocked the camera -- and then, headed out.
And took shape pictures ALL around our elementary playground, etc.
One of our students asked if they could draw shapes in our "wood chip area" -- and suddenly they were all drawing shapes.
After about 10 minutes or so we walked back into the classroom.
I asked 1 student for his ipad and projected it up on the board -- showed students where the photos were and how to swipe through them -- and we began to play "I SPY."
We started off simple --- do you have a picture with a square, with a triangle, with a rectangle, etc........ it was great to hear the excitement of "yes, I have that"..... or "I do but mine is different." etc.
After about 5 pictures, I switched his ipad out with another and we continued --- but got a wee bit harder with choices -- do you have a shape on a shape, do you have words on a shape, do you have a shadow on a shape, do you have a person on a shape, do you have more than 3 shapes in one picture.
And again -- the excitement of "I do" and "yes!!"
Working our way through a dozen or more ipads --- we had a great class of collecting pictures & then reviewing them and sharing them.
Whew, exhausting but absolutely such fun -- and next time --- we might go for a shadow walk.