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Tag Archives: review
“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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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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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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TimeLapse
The last day of classes before Thanksgiving break, I set up my iPhone in an attempt to record some timelapse footage in each of my classes. Since middleschoolers can smell a camera a mile away, there was nothing secretive about … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged assessment, error analysis, homework, iMovie, nearpod, PreAlgebra, review
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Functions – Nearpod Learning Check
Looking ahead to our next unit, I was sifting through some ideas about introducing relations and functions to both my algebra students (8th graders) AND my preAP Math 8 students (7th graders experiencing new 8th grade TEKS and therefore, experiencing more … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged Algebra, anchoring activity, assessment, error analysis, Keynote, nearpod, Open Middle, PreAlgebra, review, thinglink
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SuperTeacherTools.Net: Speed Match
Here’s another formative freebie that’s iPadfriendly! I recently used the Speed Match on SuperTeacherTools.net to review probability vocabulary with my students. I remember the days of using Speed Match on a SmartBoard, allowing only one student to play at a … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged Algebra, anchoring activity, assessment, formative, iPad, PreAlgebra, review, superteachertools, vocabulary
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Kahoot! A Great Formative Freebie
It’s no secret that my heart belongs to Nearpod, Socrative, and ThatQuiz.org. That being said, another webbased formative freebie has joined my topthreetools. Kahoot! is a gamebased quiz show platform that can be used with any content area with ease. … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged assessment, formative, Kahoot!, nearpod, review, Socrative, thatquiz.org
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ThingLink as Collaborative Work Space
I saw this ThingLink and was immediately inspired to give the strategy a try. Why not create a ThingLink to serve as a “collaborative plane” for my students? I jazzed up a “Unit Organizer” from the “Strategic Instruction Model” with some … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged assessment, communication, PreAlgebra, review, thinglink
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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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PreAssessing, Reviewing AND Teaching Using Socrative
My mission is to get my PreAlgebra 8th graders ready for Algebra 1 next year. I know that number theory concepts and vocabulary *need* to be mastered before things get too abstract. I also know that some topics (which have … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged assessment, formative, iPad, PreAlgebra, review, Socrative
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