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Author Archives: Cathy Yenca
iPadpalooza 2017: Learning on the Go!
Year 6 of iPadpalooza in Eanes ISD is a wrap! And… it’s true, the countdown is finished, as this year marked our final “iPadpalooza Learning Festival” in Austin… Thankfully, folks traveled far and wide to join us this year! I … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged #iplza17, Desmos, Explain Everything, iPad, iPadpalooza, Keynote, nearpod, thinglink
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Wrapping Up Another Year and the Impact of #MTBoS “Celebrities”
The funny thing about teaching kids is that, every year, they show up, still 1214 years old. It’s easy to forget that, while they show up the SAME age each year, I am indeed an entire year older than I … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged #MTBoS, Animoto, Desmos, Kahoot!, nearpod, Twitter
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Using Desmos on iPads… for the Algebra 1 EOC STAAR Test… Take 2
This week, our Algebra 1 students took their STAAR EndofCourse exam. This round marks year 2 of Algebra 1 students being permitted to use both a TI handheld graphing calculator and the Desmos Test Mode iPad app in light of … Continue reading
Using Desmos Polygraph to Establish “Intellectual Need”
Have you seen Dan Meyer’s fun little “Pick a Point” geometry task? If not, watch this before reading on. Today, AFTER I’d already introduced polynomial vocabulary (not the most interesting topic) I had students play Desmos “Polygraph” with tasks created … Continue reading
Teachable Moments
Five minutes before the end of class yesterday, a student made an interesting claim while everyone was working on something else. She said, “Did you know that by the time you’re 90 years old, you will have been asleep for 9 whole … Continue reading
Highlights from #NCTMannual San Antonio
Glancing through the NCTM Annual program, I could almost feel my arms and legs being pulled in no less than 4 directions for any given session timeframe. Respected colleagues in our community shared their expertise and I’m thankful to have … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged #MTBoS, #NCTM17, #NCTMannual, #Shadowcon17, Dan Meyer, Desmos, NCTM, nearpod, Twitter
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Using Desmos on iPads… for the Math 8 STAAR Test… Take 3
This past week, we completed our third lap of using the iPad app “Desmos Test Mode” on the Math 8 STAAR test (with the option of also using a TI handheld graphing calculator). If you’d like to see what we’ve … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged Algebra, assessment, calculator, Desmos, Desmos Test Mode, iPad, Math 8, STAAR
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Nearpod “Best Practices” For Math Class v2.0
Folks often ask questions about how various apps and tools can be used “for math”. I’ve always felt that, to some extent, math as a content area can be a tricky fit for apps, tools, strategies, P.D. etc. etc. when … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged Algebra, app, assessment, iPad, mathycathy, nearpod, problem solving, technology
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MAD Fun: “The Sum Game”
About a year ago, Nathan Kraft blogged about a collaborative lesson design and experience to help students understand (and WANT to understand) the concept of mean absolute deviation. This standard was added to 8th grade curriculum here in Texas three … Continue reading
Nearpod iOS –> Draw –> Photo –> Homework Check!
It’s true, I’ve probably mentioned this strategy idea 59 times before this post, and some may tire of hearing about it. But I just. can’t. overstate. how much I love using it, several times a week even. It’s just that … Continue reading