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Monthly Archives: March 2014
After the Testing is Over
My students begin STAAR testing this week. That means tired students, a tricky bell schedule, and no homework allowed. I created the ThingLink below to serve as a menu of options for students once our morning testing sessions are over, … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged anchoring activity, app, FactorMan app, PreAlgebra, thinglink
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True or False?
I must give credit to formercolleague “Mr. OC” at Nitschmann Middle School for this novel way to introduce compound events. Ever since I saw him do it, it’s become a regular part of my practice. So easy, so effective, and … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged formative, PreAlgebra, probability, problem solving
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Why Pi?
Since moving to Texas, I’m a little disappointed that March 14 occurs during our spring break every year. Several Pi Day traditions have survived in my classroom, despite the fact that I don’t get to celebrate with my students in … Continue reading
Facebook, Math, and The Common Core
I try to sort my social media options into little life categories. Twitter –> math and edtech talk Facebook –> personal friendships More and more, social media can’t be compartmentalized. Just as learning can be messy, life expressed through social … Continue reading
#SXSWedu 2014 – Highlights
I just attended my first SXSWedu Conference & Festival. I’ve never wanted to clone myself more. I was on choiceoverload from day one. I’m not complaining – I’m simply trying to express how upmyalley so many of the topics sounded … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged assessment, Explain Everything, formative, nearpod, SXSWedu, Twitter
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Chief ThingLinker Stepping Down
That’s right. I’m finally ready to step down from my ThingLink throne and pass the torch. Or something. What I’m trying to say is… I’ve been doing this iPad thing for a bit. *I* create the Nearpods… *I* create the … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged Algebra, assessment, blog, communication, formative, iPad, PreAlgebra, thinglink
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