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Tag Archives: thinglink
Classroom & Twitter HodgePodge
What’s happening? Here are some things I’ve been working on and learning from the #MTBoS and other Twitter Tweeps. Maybe you can use some of these resources, or perhaps they’ll spark a new idea. 1. Concept of “Playlists” for Differentiation … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged #MTBoS, Algebra, Desmos, Explain Everything, iPad, problem solving, thinglink, Twitter
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iPadpalooza Reflections #iplza16
iPadpalooza: the annual, local conference learning festival that feels like a destination conference learning festival! Though iPadpalooza Austin takes place in Eanes ISD where I teach, having so many outoftown guests partake and present made #iplza16 feel out of this world… or perhaps … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged #iplza16, #MTBoS, Book Creator, Desmos, Explain Everything, Keynote, mathycathy, NCTM, nearpod, Socrative, thinglink, Twitter
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StudentCreated Visual Patterns and Book Creator
After introducing Visual Patterns to my Math 8 students, I began to see their creative side through various “Draw” work samples from our Nearpod patterns lessons. They did an excellent job generalizing linear patterns! Though their experiences with nonlinear functions have … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged #MTBoS, Algebra, Book Creator, communication, Desmos, iBooks, iPad, Keynote, PreAlgebra, thinglink, visual patterns
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Curating and Organizing (So You’ll Remember What You Have When You Need It)
Thanks to the #MTBoS and a plethora of digital tools, we have access to a lot of resources. A LOT. And they’re coming at us at lightning speed thanks to Twitter and blogs… often *not* when we’re teaching the concepts … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged #MTBoS, Desmos, Explain Everything, Kahoot!, nearpod, Socrative, thatquiz.org, thinglink
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Match My Line: @Desmos #ActivityBuilder Style
My students “discovered” slopeintercept form in class last Friday through a paperpencil 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
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged #MTBoS, assessment, Desmos, formative, iPad, thinglink
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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
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged #MTBoS, CueThink, iPadpalooza, ISTE, Kahoot!, mathspace, nearpod, Tackk, thinglink
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Celebrating the 201415 School Year With Animoto
I shared this video with students and parents, with shoutouts on Twitter to many featured digital tools and resources that have become a regular part of my practice. Thanks to every one of these tools, and the folks that keep … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged Algebra, Animoto, Book Creator, Desmos, Explain Everything, Kahoot!, nearpod, Open Middle, thatquiz.org, thinglink
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Desmos, Nearpod, ThingLink, and the Kitchen Sink
Often, after folks use versatile digital tools in isolation, the natural progression is to smash them together to create new, unique learning experiences for kids. This post features several multiapping resources and ideas that you’re sure to extend and improve… and when … Continue reading
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
Posted in Algebra 1
Tagged #MTBoS, Algebra, Desmos, DocAS, Explain Everything, Keynote, nearpod, quadratic, thatquiz.org, thinglink, Twitter
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Happy ULTIMATE Pi Day! 3/14/15 9:26
My students celebrated Pi Day on Pi Day Eve. Every year, I give students a Pi Day greeting card summarizing a brief history of pi. When I ask them, “Why is pi slightly larger than 3? Why isn’t it a little … Continue reading