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Tag Archives: communication
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
My Favorites #MTBoS #MtbosBlogsplosion
Happy New Year! This post is already late – whoops! However, I can’t pass up an opportunity to share about a few of “My Favorites”. If you haven’t heard, there’s a BlogSPLOSION happening in the MathTwitterBlogOSphere (MTBoS) community, and you … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged #MTBoS, #MtbosBlogsplosion, communication, Desmos, error analysis, iPad, mathycathy, nearpod, Twitter
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How Old?
The other evening, I was sitting with my husband and son at a candlelight Christmas service, singing carols and feeling merry. One of the carols mentioned “shepherds” and right on cue, my 11yearold son leans over and whispers… “There are … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged #MTBoS, Algebra, assessment, communication, error analysis, mathycathy, nearpod, PreAlgebra, problem solving, Robert Kaplinsky
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In The Moment
The SAMR Model is a fundamental framework often used to help educators consider how and why to integrate technology. Teachers are encouraged to aim “above the line” to provide students with potentially transformative experiences, rather than simply enhancing tasks with technology. … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged #MTBoS, assessment, communication, Desmos, nearpod, Open Middle
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Desmos by Day, Nearpod by Night
I’ve been having a lot of fun using Nearpod “studentpaced” lessons as homework assignments. Generally, I assign a NPP HW to preassess. The Nearpod Report on the teacher side of things reveals all sorts of interesting student thinking. Reports permit … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged #MTBoS, Cathy Yenca, communication, Dan Meyer, Desmos, iPad, nearpod
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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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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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Guest Post – 3Acts: Using Digital Tools to Give Every Student a Voice
Two things I’m passionate about when it comes to technology integration: Giving every student an opportunity (and frankly accountability) to weighin on mathematics we’re learning about and showcase their thinking… even if it’s incorrect at the start (we value those … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged #MTBoS, Algebra, anchoring activity, assessment, communication, Dan Meyer, formative, iPad, mathycathy, NCTM, nearpod, problem solving
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#NCTMregionals #MTBoS Nashville
My brain is still on overload from the NCTM Regional Conference in Nashville. I can’t count how many times I engaged with Twitter/blogger faces in 3D whom I’ve respected virtually since I learned about this Twitter/blog thang. What a thrill to … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged #3Acts, #MTBoS, Algebra, blog, communication, Dan Meyer, Desmos, mathycathy, NCTM, problem solving, Twitter
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