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Nearpod “Best Practices” For Math Class v2.0

Folks often ask questions about how various apps and tools can be used “for math”.  I’ve always felt that, to some extent, math as a content area can be a tricky fit for apps, tools, strategies, P.D. etc. etc. when … Continue reading

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Ringing in the New Year – Growth and Grit

For the past week-and-a-half, our district has been preparing for the arrival of a new crew of students, and we’re excited!  In-service trainings have focused on themes of innovation, grit, growth mindset and having a “GVC” (Guaranteed Viable Curriculum).  You … Continue reading

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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

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Experiencing Transformations Dynamically With Nearpod and Desmos

My Math 8 students started exploring patterns for various transformations in the coordinate plane this week.  Such a visual and potentially dynamic topic calls for visual and dynamic lesson presentation (ahem… not a static worksheet).  The winning combination this week … Continue reading

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Math Playdate (from Twitter to Tackk)

It started on Twitter.  My challenge was irresistible to fellow math buddy Kyle. @mr_stadel @MathletePearce @robertkaplinsky @ddmeyer Who’s making a 3-Act Task about the rapidly spreading ALS Ice Bucket Challenge? 🙂 — Cathy Yenca  (@mathycathy) August 21, 2014  Within … Continue reading

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Student Voice, Screen Casting and Explain Everything

Having iPads redefines many elements of teaching, learning, and assessment.  These past 2 years, I’ve experienced a learning curve not unlike that of a brand spankin’ new teacher.  This year I’ve begun to make the shift from technology-empowered teacher to … Continue reading

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Desmos Explorations

If you haven’t seen these fantastic interactive desmos labs, you need to know they exist… and so do your students!  I plan to use Des-man this week (and I had more than a little bit of fun making my first … Continue reading

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#NCSM14 Take-Aways

I had the pleasure of attending and presenting at the NCSM Conference in New Orleans last week.  I’d never been to an NCSM conference, and I wasn’t sure what to expect.  As a classroom teacher, would I feel out of … Continue reading

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S’more Time! Who is in the Driver’s Seat? #NCSM14

Three of my colleagues and I had the pleasure of presenting at the #NCSM14 conference in New Orleans this week.  Our chat was during the last session timeframe… on the last day of NCSM… and our talk was alphabetically last … Continue reading

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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 21st-century classroom? In the ed-tech realm, I sense a little … Continue reading

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