Thinking is always at the center of everything we do here in Brandon. We've looked closely at Ron Richart's work about making thinking visible for the last few years. Something I've worked with many students and classroom teachers about is having students show their thinking about a problem using the iPad. We use the Math Learning Center series of apps to show math processes and really explain thinking. Students take screenshots of the models they've built, and share them different ways.
Educreations has been, and remains, a popular tool for explaining thinking. Having the ability to use voice, text, drawing, and images is pretty powerful. Recently, a lot of teachers have been using the built in recording and drawing tools built into SeeSaw. This allows a student's thinking and work to go home in real time. SeeSaw is a pretty incredible application for collecting multimedia and creating a digital portfolio of work for all students. It has some powerful features, like voice recording, and drawing over images. It also allows for the uploading of video. Showing your work has turned into so much more with the iPads. Students are able to capture their work and thinking in a way that wasn't possible before.
Instructional Technology Coach