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Tag Archives: app
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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“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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Gettin’ Into The Groove HodgePodge… Featuring Classkick
I can hear the announcer at our high school’s football game as I type on my iMac here at home. So nice to be getting settled in to a “new” house that is closer in to the city, our schools, … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged app, assessment, Cathy Yenca, ClassKick, Dan Meyer, homework, iPad, mathycathy, nearpod, problem solving, techchef4u, Twitter, Zeal
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FirstTwoWeeks Hodge Podge
Today may be the last day of summer vacation for some. Others of us have already been rocking and rolling for two weeks with a new crew of students. So many ideas and resources have crossed my path that I’m … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged Algebra, Apollo, app, Atlas Learning, ClassKick, Desmos, iPad, Knowledgehook, PreAlgebra, problem solving, Zeal
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CueThink: First Experiences with a Math ProblemSolving App
Yesterday, my students came back, blearyeyed, from spring break. It seemed like a good time to give them a gentle push to try something brand new. So, with a new furniture arrangement in our classroom, new seating charts for the … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1
Tagged #makemathsocial, Algebra, app, Book Creator, communication, CueThink, Explain Everything
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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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ADE Institute Highlights #ADE2014
367 Apple Distinguished Educators from 31 countries met for five days in San Diego, California last week, and I was honored to be counted among them. This year’s institute was a unique experience because each of us wore a “learner hat” … 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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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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