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Tag Archives: annotate
Righteous Anger and Activity Builder: BeforeandAfter
These days, it’s only natural for teachers to do a web search for an upcoming teaching topic to see if someone out there has already invented that wheel. Many times, that web search results in a wonderful or almostthere resource … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged #MTBoS, annotate, Cathy Yenca, communication, Dan Meyer, Desmos, error analysis, iPad, Keynote, mathycathy, nearpod, Twitter
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“5 Practices” in a 1:1 Classroom
While I’ve never fully implemented the “flipped classroom” idea with students, maybe I have done a few shortterm “mini flips”. Many digital tools permit students to explore content at their own pace, and asynchronously, which can make “homework” an experience beyond handouts. … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1
Tagged 5 Practices, Algebra, annotate, app, assessment, Cathy Yenca, communication, Desmos, error analysis, formative, homework, iPad, nearpod, review, thatquiz.org
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What to do with only one iPad…?
My mathy friend Eric Milou recently asked me to help a middle school math teacher he knew because she only has access to one iPad in her classroom and isn’t sure how to best use it. Additionally, she has access … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged annotate, app, DocAS, Explain Everything, iMovie, iPad, Keynote, PDF
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ThingLink Mobile – New Ways to Explain Student Work!
I read on Twitter that ThingLink had released a mobile app, so I wanted to give it a try. If you know me, you know ThingLink has become my very favorite “preteaching” tool this year. Once I downloaded the app … Continue reading
Just Because You CAN Annotate It, Doesn’t Mean You Should
This annotating message is one I have heard loudly and clearly from my math students this year. The 20122013 school year has been our first year with 1:1 iPads. As a matter of fact, as of this past week, every … Continue reading
5 Ways to Get Your Feet Wet With 1to1 iPads
Using iPads in a 1to1 classroom can be overwhelming at first. So many apps and tools exist that it’s tough to know where to start. Here’s a top 5 list of quick and simple ways to get your feet wet … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged annotate, app, DocAS, FactorMan app, formative, Glow Coloring, iPad, Number Line, PDF, Socrative, thatquiz.org
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Math Links I Like
Sometimes, it’s really not worth reinventing a perfectly round wheel. What I’m trying to say is, there are some great math print resources I run to on a regular basis when I need a little something extra for my students. … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged annotate, Common Core, iPad, Kuta Software, links, MathBits, PDF, ProblemAttic, Teach Pi, TutorUSA, Worksheet Works
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Simple But Good: Use a Keynote Slide To Annotate and “Zoom”!
Some days, simple is good. Today was one of those days. My prealgebra students have been learning about perfect squares and square roots. After a quick perfect squares quiz today, I had a partial class period left to do a … Continue reading
Pretty Pythagorean QR Code Thanks to Unitag
I have been using QR codes quite a bit in my math classes. I like to use them primarily as a “refresh button” strategy to get all of those brains out of the middleofthelesson muck. Using QR codes refreshes brains … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged annotate, iPad, PDF, problem solving, Pythagorean Theorem, QR code
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Baby steps…
All of my students now have an iPad! Students received them last week, and what an ordeal it was! “Excited is an understatement” one of my students exclaimed as she sat in her desk, hugging her brand new, empty iPad … Continue reading