# Monthly Archives: May 2014

## Students Use Book Creator to Author Mathematics: Part 2

For our last day of class with a “normal” schedule (today), I met with my students in our school’s 21st-century learning space.  There’s a sampling of flexible furniture, a corner with stadium seating, iMacs, a big-screen TV, an Apple TV, … Continue reading

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## Students Use Book Creator to Author Mathematics: Part 1

This year, my students noticed that I often say, “You’ll never see that in a math book.” Some of the topics we explore take a twist.  For example, when students solved systems of linear equations using elimination, I called it the … Continue reading

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## Teacher Report Card: An Annual Google Form

This is the second year I’ve used a Google Form “Teacher Report Card” with my students. To access a sample report card, and learn about those who inspired me to try this type of feedback, go here.  I love the looks on students’ … Continue reading

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The element of “play” can be a powerful part of learning.  Several weeks ago, my 8th grade algebra students solved radical equations through a Nearpod lesson found here.  When I designed this NPP (Nearpod Presentation) I created the “radical dude” character using … 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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## Stuff I’ve Been Up To

I can hardly believe the school year will abruptly end in a few short weeks!  It has been a fantastic year, jam-packed full of amazing opportunities.  A quick top-five-favorites goes a little something like this… 1) My students – I … Continue reading