Yesterday our focus word of the week was MEDIOCRE. It's neither a good word, nor a bad one. Nonetheless, in my flipped classroom concept, the students interacted with the vocabulary word by viewing a video (via Google Classroom) and completing a Word Activity Sheet. They do this with the promise that in class we will play a class game featuring the word of the week.
For the word, MEDIOCRE, our class game involved the FREE augmented reality app called: AR Basketball.
My muse for this lesson came from a video the students had seen featuring the reading strategy of context clues and the word MEDIOCRE. Here's the video from Learning Upgrade In the video, the singer states that Zac is a mediocre basketball player. He is neither a good player, nor a bad player. You can say he is somewhere in between.
In the end our objective was to determine the most MEDIOCRE basketball players in the classroom using AR Basketball. When you open the AR Basketball app, AR Basketball provides a target that you aim the ipad or iOS device towards. When the target activates, a virtual basketball net appears.
Here's how the class game works: