# Tag Archives: #MTBoS

## Free Your Mind… and the Tech May Follow

I’m still in that mushy state between being on break and being back to school.  An opportunity that helped firm up a few brain cells for me this week was a day with Team Desmos a la Dan Meyer and … Continue reading

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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 decision-making?  Do you keep this “visible thinking” … Continue reading

## #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

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## Match My Line: @Desmos #ActivityBuilder Style

My students “discovered” slope-intercept form in class last Friday through a paper-pencil 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

## Desmos Activity Builder – Not to be Missed!

Has it ever been so simple to create and share interactive math lessons that rock?  The Desmos Activity Builder is inspiring math educators all over to take lesson ideas to new levels.  Head on over to Twitter and search for … Continue reading

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## #WODB Nearpod Warm-Up #VariablesBothSides

If you haven’t used Which One Doesn’t Belong? with students, you might be missing out on some pretty awesome dialogue.  The idea that there isn’t just one cut-and-dry answer makes justifying one’s choice a safe challenge. Students have been solving … Continue reading

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## You Don’t Teach

Okay, let’s be clear. I *DO* teach.  A lot. But students don’t often know how to articulate that *how* I’m trying to teach may differ, at times, from some of their past math-class experiences. They might not know exactly how … Continue reading

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## #iplza15 and #ISTE2015 Brain Dump

I had the opportunity to attend and present sessions at both iPadpalooza 2015 in Austin as well as ISTE 2015 in Philadelphia the past two weeks.  What a thrill to be able to meet and connect with so many passionate … Continue reading

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## The Ripple Effect of Having the #MTBoS PLN

Though I’m on spring break, I’m still scouring Twitter for ideas for upcoming curriculum topics.  I’m spoiled rotten.  There are so many kindred spirits doing amazing things, and I get to learn from them and add their work to my … Continue reading