I found a lovely site full of performance math tasks for grades k to 8. Although I teach HS math, many of the tasks for grades 6 to 8 will work for my students because most are classified as ELL. I am using performance tasks as homework but I got to thinking. Why not have students create a video presentation using one of those whiteboard apps such as Educreations or Showme. So rather than having students write down their explanation, they create a digital response. If I assign students to work in groups of two and allow some time to create these digital presentations in and out of class, I am thinking it might increase their ability to do these types of assignments. I think I am going to try it on the next homework assignment (tomorrow) with one on eating candy.
I am going to make a list of places that offer performance math tasks to share with others.