Monthly Archives: March 2015

CueThink: First Experiences with a Math Problem-Solving App

Yesterday, my students came back, bleary-eyed, from spring break.  It seemed like a good time to give them a gentle push to try something brand new.  So, with a new furniture arrangement in our classroom, new seating charts for the … Continue reading

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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

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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

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ThingLink Guest Post – Thank You, Susan Oxnevad!

There are some exciting updates for those of us who use ThingLink in the classroom!  Thanks to Susan Oxnevad, all the details are right here in her guest post.  I’m thrilled that the mobile app is now rated 9+ so … Continue reading

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Using Explain Everything for Hands-On Digital Puzzles

You know, I really like the way that guy Jon Orr thinks.  Using non-mathy apps for potentially unintended purposes to engage learners is something I like to do, and I think Mr. Orr has a knack for similar app twists. … Continue reading

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Twitter Hodge-Podge 2.0

I don’t think I’m the only blogger who’s fallen off of the blog bandwagon lately.  It’s so cliche to talk about how “busy” teachers are, but sheesh… we are!  I am!  And happily so… though blogging becomes the sacrifice at … Continue reading

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