Guest Post – 3-Acts: Using Digital Tools to Give Every Student a Voice

Two things I’m passionate about when it comes to technology integration:

  1. Giving every student an opportunity (and frankly accountability) to weigh-in on mathematics we’re learning about and showcase their thinking… even if it’s incorrect at the start (we value those mistakes as learning opportunities)
  2. Including students in the examination and analysis of their thinking (through digital work samples or other graphical data displays produced by the tech-tool we’re using) to help facilitate rich dialogue, authentic error-analysis, and even determine next-steps in the lesson (versus keeping this information to myself, as the teacher – students benefit from seeing their collective thinking)

Here’s post 4 of 4 in a series at the #NCTM #MTMS Blogarithm Blog.  Don’t miss the chance to snag several ready-to-go lessons, featured in this post, to try with your own students.  While many digital tools can capture student thinking well, this post features ways to use Nearpod in conjunction with tasks inspired by Dan Meyer’s 3-Acts strategies.

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On another note, I was honored to attend the Inaugural Nearpod PioNear Summit here in Austin a month ago.  Highlights from our day are captured in the video here.

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