# Monthly Archives: January 2013

## What is your “philosophy of homework”?

During a PLC meeting today, our math department was asked to think about our current grading policy, and give feedback regarding its success as well as changes we thought might improve things for next year.  This discussion had us asking … Continue reading

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## Thank You Edutech for Teachers!

Thank you to Jamie Forshey for inviting me to be a guest blogger on her blog,  Edutech for Teachers!  Check out Jamie’s blog for lots of classroom techie tips! Also worth mentioning is Jamie is located in Central Pennsylvania!   My … Continue reading

## So Simple – Get Every Kid “To The Board” With Nearpod

I feel silly even posting this – it’s so simple and obvious, surely everyone who has used Nearpod in the mathematics classroom has already thought of this! Today, at 6:45am as I flipped my head upside-down to blow dry my … Continue reading

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## Thatquiz.org: A Great (iPad-Friendly) Freebie for Skill Practice & Formative Assessment

This gem deserves a standing ovation!  Or, at the very least, its own dedicated blog post by yours truly.  Every time I have shared thatquiz.org with other teachers they: A) Have never heard of it B) Love it! Thatquiz.org is a simple website … Continue reading

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## Nearpod Helped Make a Good Question Better

Every year I look forward to presenting this quadrilateral question to middle schoolers before defining special quadrilaterals.  I know, I know… it’s sort of a “trick question” since kids assume multiple choice questions have only one right answer (and why … Continue reading

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## Why Frustrate?

This week, I was helping a student prepare for a chapter test on percents and their applications.  He went online to take the interactive practice test and this question, and “answer”, left us scratching our heads: If a student can … Continue reading