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Monthly Archives: May 2014
Students Use Book Creator to Author Mathematics: Part 2
For our last day of class with a “normal” schedule (today), I met with my students in our school’s 21stcentury learning space. There’s a sampling of flexible furniture, a corner with stadium seating, iMacs, a bigscreen TV, an Apple TV, … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged Algebra, Book Creator, Explain Everything, iPad, PhotoSpeak, PreAlgebra, Tellagami, thinglink
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Students Use Book Creator to Author Mathematics: Part 1
This year, my students noticed that I often say, “You’ll never see that in a math book.” Some of the topics we explore take a twist. For example, when students solved systems of linear equations using elimination, I called it the … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged Algebra, Book Creator, eBackPack, Explain Everything, iBooks, ImageChef, iRig, PhotoSpeak, PreAlgebra, Tellagami
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Teacher Report Card: An Annual Google Form
This is the second year I’ve used a Google Form “Teacher Report Card” with my students. To access a sample report card, and learn about those who inspired me to try this type of feedback, go here. I love the looks on students’ … Continue reading
Radical Nearpod Art
The element of “play” can be a powerful part of learning. Several weeks ago, my 8th grade algebra students solved radical equations through a Nearpod lesson found here. When I designed this NPP (Nearpod Presentation) I created the “radical dude” character using … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1
Tagged Algebra, app, assessment, Canva, error analysis, formative, Keynote, nearpod
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Student Voice, Screen Casting and Explain Everything
Having iPads redefines many elements of teaching, learning, and assessment. These past 2 years, I’ve experienced a learning curve not unlike that of a brand spankin’ new teacher. This year I’ve begun to make the shift from technologyempowered teacher to … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged Algebra, app, assessment, error analysis, Explain Everything, formative, iPad, PreAlgebra, screen casting, technology, thinglink
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Stuff I’ve Been Up To
I can hardly believe the school year will abruptly end in a few short weeks! It has been a fantastic year, jampacked full of amazing opportunities. A quick topfivefavorites goes a little something like this… 1) My students – I … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged assessment, formative, iBooks, iPad, nearpod, querium
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Desmos Explorations
If you haven’t seen these fantastic interactive desmos labs, you need to know they exist… and so do your students! I plan to use Desman this week (and I had more than a little bit of fun making my first … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged Algebra, anchoring activity, assessment, Dan Meyer, Desmos, Fawn Nguyen, formative, iPad, problem solving, technology, thinglink
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