# Monthly Archives: October 2012

## Nearpod App: First Experiences

Our principal introduced the Nearpod app to our staff in August at one of our first in-service days.  I loved the way the app made me feel like she was talking directly to me – like I had some sort … Continue reading

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## FactorMan Free App Makes an Impression

After my students finished an assessment today, I gave them a menu of math apps to explore on this fine Friday.  One app quickly rose to the top of the list – a freebie called FactorMan!  FactorMan encompasses all things … Continue reading

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## Unitag Custom QR Codes

How fun!  This QR code generator is going to add a whole new level of creativity and beauty to the QR codes I use, as well as those generated by my students.       Here is one I just … Continue reading

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## Augmented Reality: Aurasma Lite

“Ever wished you could bring the real world to virtual life?” As a matter of fact, this is one wish I have never had.  However, tech guru Lisa Johnson (A.K.A. techchef4u) recently waltzed into my classroom, iPad in hand, to introduce … Continue reading

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## Disorder of Operations

I keep seeing this problem on Facebook, and others like it.  I can’t help it – every time it appears on my “wall” I have to glance at the comments and weigh in, taking the opportunity to teach a mini … Continue reading

## Socrative: Instant Feedback Homework Check

I decided to mix things up – homework had been building up and I wanted instant feedback on how my students were doing.  I used Socrative as a tool to instantly “spot check” student work.  I chose several problems from … Continue reading

## Algebra FUSE App Part 2: I Spy

I spy with my little eye… something formative!  Shh… I am spying on my students from home, since I haven’t been in class for several days!  Don’t worry… they have been warned!   I am amazed, yet again, at the … Continue reading

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## NCTM Highlights

It is always so refreshing to get together and share ideas with like-minded people – passionate folks who genuinely want to see students learning and loving mathematics in a 21st-century way.  Here are some highlights from the 2012 NCTM Regional … Continue reading

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## Algebra App: First Impressions

I have the privilege of using the HMH Fuse Algebra I Common Core app with my algebra classes this year.  I am only just beginning to learn how to unleash the power behind this app, but even at first glance, … Continue reading

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## Strategy Swap… Part Deux

My Algebra students recently experienced a “QR Code Cooperative Problem-Solving” experience, so I tried a similar task with my pre-algebra students today.  Students “zapped” various QR codes posted around the classroom, then solved various problem sets using a template for … Continue reading