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Tag Archives: QR code
Twitter HodgePodge
Lately, busy days lead to spits and spurts of reflection and PD rather than lengthy blog posts. I love this time of year – I feel like my students and I know each other well, and expectations are clear all … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged Dan Meyer, nearpod, QR code, QR codes, Qrafter, Twitter
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Weird Stuff Kids Think
My Algebra students completed a cooperative quadratic QRcode walkabout type task the other day. They could work with a partner, use a graphing calculator, Desmos, the HMH Fuse app, their homework, notes… everything. They scanned various QRcodes, which revealed practice … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1
Tagged Algebra, assessment, communication, HMH Fuse, problem solving, QR code, QR codes
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Exponents & Error Analysis
There aren’t many strategies that tell me more about student thinking than “error analysis” opportunities. When students “grade” another hypothetical student’s work, there’s something special about the experience – students’ senses are heightened. They’re on a quest for truth. They … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged Algebra, assessment, communication, error analysis, formative, PreAlgebra, problem solving, QR code, QR codes, review, Twitter
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Defending “The Worksheet”
In this era, “the worksheet” has gotten a pretty bad rap. The seemingly popular push to go “paperless” doesn’t help the cause. Are worksheets and paper inherently evil in the 21stcentury classroom? In the edtech realm, I sense a little … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged Algebra, anchoring activity, assessment, communication, error analysis, Explain Everything, formative, homework, PDF, PreAlgebra, problem solving, QR code, quadratic, technology, text book, thinglink
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Giving graphingstories.com a Go!
Living vicariously through my student teacher, Lauren, we came upon the “Interpreting Graphs” lesson in Algebra, and I suggested that she give graphingstories.com a go. Today, each class period had a brief discussion about the general usefulness of graphs, and … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged Algebra, Dan Meyer, DocAS, eBackPack, graphingstories.com, PreAlgebra, QR code, Qrafter
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QRCodes and Classroom Prizes – Fun, Novel, and Free!
A wacky schedule is looming, and not every class will meet this Wednesday. My clever studentteacher, Lauren, has decided to use the class periods we *will* meet with to design a little extra practice ala Bingo games. Today over lunch, … Continue reading
August Rush! Apps & More
No no… not the tearjerker movie! For me “August Rush” is something that begins happening in my brain, truthfully in July, as the new school year quickly approaches. It’s that feeling that my brain never turns off. I’m not a … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged #TMC13, Algebra, app, Aurasma, DocAS, Explain Everything, FactorMan app, HMH Fuse, iPad, nearpod, neu.annotate+, PreAlgebra, QR code, QR codes, Qrafter, review, Socrative, thinglink, Twitter
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Chipotle and The Counting Principle
Several weeks back, I had the pleasure of eating at Chipotle and consuming every bite of my usual chicken burrito with white rice, black beans, fresh tomato salsa, and “a little bit of cheese and sour cream”… and then I … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged counting principle, iPad, Keynote, PDF, PreAlgebra, problem solving, QR code
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QR Fun – AfterSchool Project With My Son!
1) Created a QR code linking to a text message using QR Stuff. 2) Printed the code and determined the scale – how many Lego units did we need? 3) Built the QR code such that the code was a … Continue reading
Pretty Pythagorean QR Code Thanks to Unitag
I have been using QR codes quite a bit in my math classes. I like to use them primarily as a “refresh button” strategy to get all of those brains out of the middleofthelesson muck. Using QR codes refreshes brains … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged annotate, iPad, PDF, problem solving, Pythagorean Theorem, QR code
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