Monday, June 9, 2014

Teaching Transformations in Math Using Webcam Toy

We've all caught students taking those funny pictures using the Chrome App, Webcam Toy. Now you can use that App in the math classroom. I helped a teacher use Photo Booth on the Macbook Air to teach reflections, rotations and translations in her math class. The students used this program and added special effects to their pictures to demonstrate each transformation concept. I wanted to find something similar to this on the Chromebook. The special effects that are available in Webcam Toy will allow the student to demonstrate each concept.

Effects that can be used in Webcam Toy:
  • Reflection - left mirror, right mirror, bottom mirror, quad mirror
  • Rotation - kaleidoscope
  • Translation - quad cam, split screen (ok...this may be a little harder to see)

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