I like having the ability for students to have real pictures and experiences in math class. The availability of the internet ALL THE TIME through our iPads or BYOD provides great opportunities. Today, students completed an assessment on percent of increase or decrease. I used a real example from Overstock dot com for students to determine the amount of percent they received as a discount. In addition, students needed to discover how much gas prices have increased from the 1970s until today.
Students also had extended learning. I was able save the district some money because I uploaded a PDF of a previous learning opportunity to Google documents. This created a link for students to view the problems and place the work in their own notebook or digital tool.