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Monthly Archives: October 2012
Nearpod App: First Experiences
Our principal introduced the Nearpod app to our staff in August at one of our first inservice days. I loved the way the app made me feel like she was talking directly to me – like I had some sort … Continue reading
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
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
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
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged app, augmented reality, Aurasma, iPad, techchef4u
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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
NCTM Highlights
It is always so refreshing to get together and share ideas with likeminded people – passionate folks who genuinely want to see students learning and loving mathematics in a 21stcentury way. Here are some highlights from the 2012 NCTM Regional … Continue reading
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
Strategy Swap… Part Deux
My Algebra students recently experienced a “QR Code Cooperative ProblemSolving” experience, so I tried a similar task with my prealgebra students today. Students “zapped” various QR codes posted around the classroom, then solved various problem sets using a template for … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged app, iPad, problem solving, QR code, Qrafter
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