Today I had to take on the challenge of teaching perspective to my students in math. This is a fairly easy concept, but it seems to be something my students' young 4th grade minds have trouble grasping. Fortunately, my students had iPads and the app Doceri to help them gain a greater understanding.
I started the lesson by creating an object with cubes. I then used the camera on my iPad to show the students the different perspectives of the object. As a class, the students each drew an example of what the perspective was of the object from the side, top and front on their Whiteboard app. After they became familiar with the vocabulary, I gave the students a pile of cubes and had them design a 3-D object that had a variety of height and depth. Once they designed their objects, they created a slide in Doceri to describe each view. The students enjoyed creating their objects and were amazed by how much the perspective changed from one to another.
Click Here for an example of a Doceri project on perspective.