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Tag Archives: Book Creator
#ISTE17 Reflections Post 2 (of 4)
My #ISTE17 Post 1 focused on ways to thoughtfully and purposefully let go of classroom control to foster a growth mindset, while also providing students with brain breaks. Up next… 2. Giving students choices! 3. Having students create, create, create! We … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged #ISTE17, #MTBoS, assessment, Book Creator, GarageBand, iPad, mathycathy, Tuniversity
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#ISTE17 Reflections, Celebrations, and Healthy KicksinthePants: Post 1
NOTE: This post will inevitably turn into a paperback if I don’t “chunk” it, so this is post 1 of 4… I think… 🙂 This was my second ISTE Conference, and I’m so glad I had the opportunity to connect … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged #ISTE17, Book Creator, Desmos, iPad, mathycathy, nearpod, Twitter
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iPadpalooza Reflections #iplza16
iPadpalooza: the annual, local conference learning festival that feels like a destination conference learning festival! Though iPadpalooza Austin takes place in Eanes ISD where I teach, having so many outoftown guests partake and present made #iplza16 feel out of this world… or perhaps … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged #iplza16, #MTBoS, Book Creator, Desmos, Explain Everything, Keynote, mathycathy, NCTM, nearpod, Socrative, thinglink, Twitter
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StudentCreated Visual Patterns and Book Creator
After introducing Visual Patterns to my Math 8 students, I began to see their creative side through various “Draw” work samples from our Nearpod patterns lessons. They did an excellent job generalizing linear patterns! Though their experiences with nonlinear functions have … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged #MTBoS, Algebra, Book Creator, communication, Desmos, iBooks, iPad, Keynote, PreAlgebra, thinglink, visual patterns
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Book Creator, Take 3!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! As the semester winds up (exams!) and then winds down (winter break!) it’s become a good time to give my students some creative opportunities to reflect on what they’ve learned throughout the year. … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1
Tagged Algebra, Book Creator, Desmos, Explain Everything, review
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Celebrating the 201415 School Year With Animoto
I shared this video with students and parents, with shoutouts on Twitter to many featured digital tools and resources that have become a regular part of my practice. Thanks to every one of these tools, and the folks that keep … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged Algebra, Animoto, Book Creator, Desmos, Explain Everything, Kahoot!, nearpod, Open Middle, thatquiz.org, thinglink
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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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2015 First Day Back
I spent the first half of my day at a high school math textbook vendor fair. Having a substitute felt awkward – it was tough to NOT be in my classroom to welcome students back and crack corny jokes about how … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1
Tagged Algebra, assessment, Book Creator, Cathy Yenca, iBooks, mathycathy, nearpod, thatquiz.org
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Some Top 4’s – Another “Reflecting on 2014” Post
‘Tis the season for reflection and hopefully a bit of relaxation. I’ve taken a break from math and edtech the past few weeks to spend QT with family (some days I took a break from just about everything… darn you, … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged ADE, Book Creator, CueThink, Desmos, Explain Everything, Geddit, iPadpalooza, ISTE, Kahoot!, NCSM, NCTM, nearpod, SXSWedu, thatquiz.org, thinglink
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Book Creator Student Math Authors: Take 2
Last May, my students took Book Creator for a test drive. As the school year came to a close, studentauthored review eBooks seemed like a worthwhile task to try. Students learned a lot about working cooperatively, using new apps, and presenting mathematics … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1
Tagged Algebra, assessment, Book Creator, communication, Desmos, Explain Everything, iBooks, iPad
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