After reading Matt Gomez's post about his Kindergartners, Tic, Tac, Toe and Twitter, BPE decided to challenge another school to a friendly tournament of Tic, Tac, Toe. We used the Google Doc that was posted on Mr. Gomez's site and ran it inside of a Google Hangout. Within the Hangout, we had a live camera and sound feed between the teams. Each side could hear and learn from the other side's discussion. Every child was so engaged in the process and it was amazing to listen to them explain and discuss with each other the best moves. Ms. Champion's Kindergarten from Eanes Elementary and Ms. King's Kindergarten class from Bridge Point had an awesome time discussing strategies, scheming about the placement of their X's and O's and learning about teamwork. We played 3 rounds and even though BPE won two rounds and EE tied us for one round, everyone in kindergarten was a winner today! Let us know if your school wants to play!
See our game from Eanes Elementary's point-of-view on the Eagles' Educational Tech Blog!
4/26/13 Ms. Skonieczny's class from Bridge Point and Ms. Carpenter's class from Eanes dueled also! This time BPE's team had a dog on it! Take a look at Eanes Elementary's post about our game!
5/2/13 Ms. Tremel's first grade from BPE and Ms. Wolff's first grade from EE took the Tic Tac Toe challenge too! Their team work and focus on strategies was really amazing. These first graders really used their noodles today! A few things we did differently: We numbered the squares on the Tic Tac Toe grid 1-9 so kids could easily communicate where they wanted to place their piece. The students discussed in small groups which space they would move into and why. The student who was chosen to move the piece looked to their class to vote silently by holding up the number of the spot they thought would be the best choice. We also worked with students to start thinking about more than one move at a time so they could really think critically together and see where the game could lead their team step-by-step.