Monthly Archives: December 2013

Nearpod “Best Practices” For Math Class

I kid you not – when I say, “Get out your iPads and go to Nearpod” my 8th graders literally say, “YESSSSS!” and give a little fist-pump… every time.  It’s not necessarily Nearpod that they love, but the peer interactions … Continue reading

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“Pittsburgh Protractors”

While visiting my home town, I couldn’t pass through without locating a few “Pittsburgh Protractors”.  For several years, painted protractors have been mysteriously appearing all over the city.  While no one seems to know why the protractors keep popping up, … Continue reading

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Defending “The Worksheet”

In this era, “the worksheet” has gotten a pretty bad rap.  The seemingly popular push to go “paperless” doesn’t help the cause.  Are worksheets and paper inherently evil in the 21st-century classroom? In the ed-tech realm, I sense a little … Continue reading

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Texas-Sized Snowman

Perhaps it’s the knowledge that the probability of snow here in Austin, Texas is close to zilch that inspires my neighbors to buy such a massive inflatable yard snowman.  When I bike past this house, I giggle every time at … Continue reading

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2013 Edublog Awards

There are amazing folks sharing about the wonderful things they’re doing through reflections and resources on blogs.  Getting globally connected and inspired has never been simpler.  If you’re not blogging… you should be!  🙂 Please take a moment and scan … Continue reading

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Sort-of-Real-World Math

Dan Meyer’s latest post got me thinking about what seems to motivate students as far as “real-world-ness” goes.  What’s timely about this post is, I think some things my students did in class today go along well with reflecting upon, … Continue reading

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Sunshine Award

I’m honored to have been nominated for a Sunshine Award by Drew Frank – it’s great to connect with Drew via Twitter, and you’ll see from his blog that getting connected and using social media for learning are themes.  Check … Continue reading

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