Monday, September 7, 2015

Play Osmos

I am so excited to share our first experience with the Osmos! On Friday the kiddos used the Play Osmos during centers. Since we've been learning about and using manipulatives all week it was perfect for us to start with the Tangrams (which is just one part of this amazing educational tool)! The Tangram game combines the classic colored wooden shapes with an app that prompts players to build certain figures. They were so engaged in the activity! The Osmo uses a reflective piece and a base to turn any surface (a table in our case) into an imaginative playing field! I took several pictures but totally forgot to video it! I'll make sure and record it next time! It's so fun to watch them use it! Play Osmos foster creative, social, and emotional learning! 

In the spring Ms. Gardner and I wrote a grant to the Commerce Education Enrichment Foundation for 12 of these unique gaming accessories for the iPad! We received them a few weeks before school and Mrs. Kilgore downloaded the apps that go with the product to our iPads! They come with Tangrams, Words, Masterpiece, and Newton!

I can't wait to use our Osmos throughout the school year! The students will greatly benefit from having these in our classroom!

"Osmo’s groundbreaking system fosters social intelligence and creative thinking by opening up the iPad to the endless possibilities of physical play." -Osmo Website

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