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Tag Archives: formative
“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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Desmos Activity “Labs” – Create Your Own Card Sort
Recently, I lived virtually and vicariously through all of the wonderful #MTBoS #TMC16 and #descon16 attendees. I have so. much. stuff. to sort through, between blog posts, Tweets, Periscopes, Google Docs, and more! One feature that prompted immediate action for … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged #descon16, #MTBoS, #TMC16, Activity Builder, Algebra, anchoring activity, assessment, Card Sort, Dan Meyer, Desmos, formative, iPad, Keynote, mathycathy, NCTM, PreAlgebra, Twitter
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Teamwork and Communication Using Quizlet Live
My colleague Gary Raygor happened to post a photo online, showing his students having a blast in his classroom, working in teams, arms flailing with… joy or regret…I couldn’t quite tell. But what anyone could clearly see is that his … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged #MTBoS, assessment, formative, iPad, mathycathy, Quizlet, Quizlet Live, review, technology
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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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How do you make student thinking visible?
Want to know what your students are thinking? How do you get that thinking out of their heads in a format that you, as their teacher, can view, analyze, and use for instructional decisionmaking? Do you keep this “visible thinking” … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged #MTBoS, Algebra, assessment, Desmos, formative, nearpod, Socrative
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Match My Line: @Desmos #ActivityBuilder Style
My students “discovered” slopeintercept form in class last Friday through a paperpencil graphing exploration that had just the right frustration level to get them talking, exploring, and revising until they “got it”. While we didn’t have a lot of time … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged #MTBoS, assessment, Desmos, formative, iPad, thinglink
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Kahoot! GHOST MODE
So, your students are a little squirrelly lately too? 😉 For many of my students, all of the highstakes testing has passed, and sadly that fact brings daily comments like the following: “Can we just not do anything today?” “Are … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged assessment, formative, GHOST MODE, iPad, Kahoot!, mathycathy
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iLeap Academy: A Unique Opportunity to Share
Last week, Eanes ISD hosted the firstever iLeap Academy. This 3day academy brought educators from various parts of Texas together for a oneofakind professional development experience. I was excited to have guests come to my classroom to observe my students at … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged #ileap15, Desmos, formative, nearpod, techchef4u, thinglink, Twitter
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Transformations and “Animations”
Several weeks back, Kyle Pearce posted this idea on Twitter: Trying the idea of “Quick Question Solution” videos as a resource for students. Long videos don’t work. Thoughts? http://t.co/A8Nx4cfIjc — Kyle Pearce (@MathletePearce) January 16, 2015 Funny. I’d been … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged formative, iMovie, iPad, Keynote, Magic Move, mathycathy, nearpod, Silent Solution, Silent Solutions
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Nearpod Popcorn Picker (Student Responses Too)
I’m not going to lie. It was disappointing that my students so easily fell for Dan Meyer’s Popcorn Picker problem today. A *very* small subset of students realized that, just because the sheets of paper had the exact same area, this did … Continue reading
Posted in PreAlgebra
Tagged 3Acts, Dan Meyer, formative, iPad, mathycathy, nearpod, problem solving
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