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Tag Archives: technology
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
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged Algebra, app, assessment, iPad, mathycathy, nearpod, problem solving, technology
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Ringing in the New Year – Growth and Grit
For the past weekandahalf, our district has been preparing for the arrival of a new crew of students, and we’re excited! Inservice trainings have focused on themes of innovation, grit, growth mindset and having a “GVC” (Guaranteed Viable Curriculum). You … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged #MTBoS, Dan Meyer, Desmos, mathycathy, Tackk, technology, 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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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
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged #MTBoS, assessment, Cathy Yenca, Desmos, error analysis, iPad, Keynote, mathycathy, nearpod, QuickTime, technology
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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 3Act Task about the rapidly spreading ALS Ice Bucket Challenge? 🙂 — Cathy Yenca (@mathycathy) August 21, 2014 Within … Continue reading
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 technologyempowered teacher to … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged Algebra, app, assessment, error analysis, Explain Everything, formative, iPad, PreAlgebra, screen casting, technology, thinglink
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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 Desman this week (and I had more than a little bit of fun making my first … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged Algebra, anchoring activity, assessment, Dan Meyer, Desmos, Fawn Nguyen, formative, iPad, problem solving, technology, thinglink
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#NCSM14 TakeAways
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
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged #NCSM14, Dan Meyer, Desmos, iPad, nearpod, technology, thatquiz.org, Twitter
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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
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged #NCSM14, assessment, Dan Meyer, Explain Everything, formative, iMovie, nearpod, S'more, Socrative, technology, thatquiz.org
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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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