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3rd, 4th

Virtual road trip: practicing cardinal directions

Give students interactive practice identifying cardinal directions through a realistic road trip scenario.

Screenshot of student session with this tutor and a little car emoji.
Screenshot of student session with this tutor and a little car emoji.
Screenshot of student session with this tutor and a little car emoji.

Teaching goals

Some skills like identifying cardinal directions are best practiced through realistic application. Flint can help generate practice like this dynamically and quickly. This teacher ran this assignment partially digitally and partially physically where students were given maps to reference and the AI was told the area and fidelity of the map the students have access to.

Learning objective:

Help students practice cardinal directions. They have a map of the U.S. that shows states and capital cities. Use the cities to create a simulated road trip that practices identifying directions.

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Extra customization

To better fit their typical teaching style, this teacher changed the rubric grade categories from the default A-F scale to be more qualitative.

Revision request asking to "change the grafing rubric to range from "awesome work" to "see your teacher" and the revised rubric showing that.

The teacher also enabled text-to-speech to make it easier for students to respond to the AI since students’ speaking speed might still be much faster than typing.

Input and output methods being set to enable both writing/reading and speaking/listening.

Student experience

This tutor can be used for practice as a whole class or as individualized practice.

Class-wide practice

By sharing the tutor up on a smart board, you can engage the class as a whole, with students following along on their own maps and working together to respond to the AI.

Individualized practice

For getting a better sense of each student’s understanding, this tutor is best done as an individual activity. Flint is iPad-friendly, so you can put a QR code that links to the assignment on the board and easily help students access the tutor.

They can then interact with it 1:1 and get feedback on how they performed. You can even make one of the grade levels “See your teacher” and have the students who are still struggling come see you for even more personalized guidance.

Screenshot of student session and feedback that was graded as "See your teacher".

Extra customization

To better fit their typical teaching style, this teacher changed the rubric grade categories from the default A-F scale to be more qualitative.

Revision request asking to "change the grafing rubric to range from "awesome work" to "see your teacher" and the revised rubric showing that.

The teacher also enabled text-to-speech to make it easier for students to respond to the AI since students’ speaking speed might still be much faster than typing.

Input and output methods being set to enable both writing/reading and speaking/listening.

Social Studies

|

3rd, 4th

Virtual road trip: practicing cardinal directions

Give students interactive practice identifying cardinal directions through a realistic road trip scenario.

Screenshot of student session with this tutor and a little car emoji.

Inputs

Learning objective:

Help students practice cardinal directions. They have a map of the U.S. that shows states and capital cities. Use the cities to create a simulated road trip that practices identifying directions.

Teaching goals

Some skills like identifying cardinal directions are best practiced through realistic application. Flint can help generate practice like this dynamically and quickly. This teacher ran this assignment partially digitally and partially physically where students were given maps to reference and the AI was told the area and fidelity of the map the students have access to.

Extra customization

To better fit their typical teaching style, this teacher changed the rubric grade categories from the default A-F scale to be more qualitative.

Revision request asking to "change the grafing rubric to range from "awesome work" to "see your teacher" and the revised rubric showing that.

The teacher also enabled text-to-speech to make it easier for students to respond to the AI since students’ speaking speed might still be much faster than typing.

Input and output methods being set to enable both writing/reading and speaking/listening.

Student experience

This tutor can be used for practice as a whole class or as individualized practice.

Class-wide practice

By sharing the tutor up on a smart board, you can engage the class as a whole, with students following along on their own maps and working together to respond to the AI.

Individualized practice

For getting a better sense of each student’s understanding, this tutor is best done as an individual activity. Flint is iPad-friendly, so you can put a QR code that links to the assignment on the board and easily help students access the tutor.

They can then interact with it 1:1 and get feedback on how they performed. You can even make one of the grade levels “See your teacher” and have the students who are still struggling come see you for even more personalized guidance.

Screenshot of student session and feedback that was graded as "See your teacher".

"Flint has been a game changer in the classroom - it is like having a personal tutor for each student, and a creative teaching partner all rolled into one.  Students can have conversations that prod their thinking and push their comprehension. They receive instant feedback on their work which is both encouraging and constructive, enabling them to make targeted improvements. And - they love it!"

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Sherry Pielsticker

6th grade humanities teacher at The York School

“Flint has really made my job a lot more fun. The kids love Flint, and are asking me to use it more! For students that struggled, Flint gently put them back on track. I could do that myself, but not at 9pm at night when students are reviewing for a quiz. Flint’s AI runs personalized review sessions for me, and I can follow up with a kid if they’re stuck.”

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William Heyler

History teacher at 'Iolani

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Start a trial to get free access to Flint for any number of teachers and administrators at your school.

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