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Monthly Archives: March 2013
STAAR “Boot Camp” Standardized Test Prep With iPads!
Before moving to Austin, I had the pleasure of working with a team of teachers in the Bethlehem Area School District in eastern Pennsylvania that knocked my socks off. At the time, I was a Middle School Math Coach who … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged app, assessment, formative, iPad, PreAlgebra, problem solving, Socrative, STAAR, Test Prep, thatquiz.org
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You Guessed It… Another ThingLink!
My Algebra students will begin a miniunit on squareroot functions after their exponential functions test on Monday. Here is the “anchoring activity” they will explore when finished with the test. I can’t stress enough how helpful it is to have … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged Algebra, anchoring activity, square root, thinglink
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Chipotle and The Counting Principle
Several weeks back, I had the pleasure of eating at Chipotle and consuming every bite of my usual chicken burrito with white rice, black beans, fresh tomato salsa, and “a little bit of cheese and sour cream”… and then I … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged counting principle, iPad, Keynote, PDF, PreAlgebra, problem solving, QR code
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Nearpod Author!
Just a quick blurb to share my excitement! My very first Nearpod Authors presentation is currently available in the Nearpod store! Download it for free on a mobile device near you! Thanks also to Nearpod for the mention … Continue reading
MS Sunday Funday – Grading (or not grading) Homework…? That is the question!
Up to this point in my career, I haven’t really questioned my procedures for grading homework. This year, our staff has been challenged to think about assessment in terms of learning… are we assessing student learning, or student behaviors? I … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged assessment, formative, homework, iPad, nearpod, Socrative
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Happy Pi Day!
Happy Pi Day! At 1:59 my inbox was flooded with Pi Day greetings from my students… who are currently on spring break! Some students sent emails from destinations with differing time zones. Most students aimed for 3/14 at 1:59, and … Continue reading
ThingLink is a Great “PreTeaching” Tool – Exponential Functions
I didn’t learn about ThingLink until a few months into this school year… and now, I’m hooked! Every unit of study since, I’ve created an interactive ThingLink for students to reference as an anchoring activity, study guide, and “preteaching” tool. … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1
Tagged Algebra, anchoring activity, assessment, Desmos, iPad, Keynote, thinglink
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5 Ways to Get Your Feet Wet With 1to1 iPads
Using iPads in a 1to1 classroom can be overwhelming at first. So many apps and tools exist that it’s tough to know where to start. Here’s a top 5 list of quick and simple ways to get your feet wet … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged annotate, app, DocAS, FactorMan app, formative, Glow Coloring, iPad, Number Line, PDF, Socrative, thatquiz.org
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