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Monthly Archives: August 2013
Simplest Inquiry Strategy Ever (Discovered Completely by Accident)
I presented the Distributive Property today in my usual fashion (pun intended). First, I tell students that they already know today’s lesson, and that they’re going to prove to me that they already know how it works. Then I present … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged Algebra, distributive, homework, inquiry, PreAlgebra, questioning
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Nearpod Author, Part Deux…!
Just a quick post to celebrate my new role in the Nearpod Store – Thanks to @GuidoNearpod for the amazing opportunity, I’ve had the pleasure of creating and sharing my own “folder” of NPPs (Nearpod Presentations) with the world! If … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged Algebra, assessment, formative, iPad, nearpod, PreAlgebra
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Professional Learning Conference #EanesPLC
I just spent two days at a learning conference – at my school district. It genuinely felt like a “destination conference” and not two “inservice days”. I can honestly say this has been the best districtlevel PD I have ever … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged Algebra, assessment, formative, grading, iPad, PLC, PreAlgebra, problem solving, Twitter
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First Days Favorites
I wonder how much better my first year(s) of teaching in the late 1990s might have been if I’d had the connections of blogs, Twitter, and the internet as it stands now. It’s like an allyoucanread buffet lately, and this … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
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August Rush! Apps & More
No no… not the tearjerker movie! For me “August Rush” is something that begins happening in my brain, truthfully in July, as the new school year quickly approaches. It’s that feeling that my brain never turns off. I’m not a … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged #TMC13, Algebra, app, Aurasma, DocAS, Explain Everything, FactorMan app, HMH Fuse, iPad, nearpod, neu.annotate+, PreAlgebra, QR code, QR codes, Qrafter, review, Socrative, thinglink, Twitter
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