Hillary Barscewski, Rhonda Kindle, Natasha McKenna
Osmo is a unique gaming accessory for the iPad that inspires creativity, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration while students manipulate tangible game pieces such as number tiles and letter tiles. Osmo fosters learning in key areas including problem solving, vocabulary, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and common core. The learning activities include various levels for students of differing abilities to ensure we are meeting the needs of all students within our classroom. The three Classroom Kits that we are requesting come with 5 games including Masterpiece, Newton, Words, Tangrams and Numbers. Masterpiece teaches drawing and handwriting skills along with creative confidence, Newton fosters creative problem solving skills, Words teaches spelling and critical thinking skills, Tangrams works on spatial relational skills, and Numbers teaches counting, addition, subtraction and multiplication.