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Tag Archives: formative
iLeap Academy: A Unique Opportunity to Share
Last week, Eanes ISD hosted the firstever iLeap Academy. This 3day academy brought educators from various parts of Texas together for a oneofakind professional development experience. I was excited to have guests come to my classroom to observe my students at … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged #ileap15, Desmos, formative, nearpod, techchef4u, thinglink, Twitter
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Transformations and “Animations”
Several weeks back, Kyle Pearce posted this idea on Twitter: Trying the idea of “Quick Question Solution” videos as a resource for students. Long videos don’t work. Thoughts? http://t.co/A8Nx4cfIjc — Kyle Pearce (@MathletePearce) January 16, 2015 Funny. I’d been … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged formative, iMovie, iPad, Keynote, Magic Move, mathycathy, nearpod, Silent Solution, Silent Solutions
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Nearpod Popcorn Picker (Student Responses Too)
I’m not going to lie. It was disappointing that my students so easily fell for Dan Meyer’s Popcorn Picker problem today. A *very* small subset of students realized that, just because the sheets of paper had the exact same area, this did … Continue reading
Posted in PreAlgebra
Tagged 3Acts, Dan Meyer, formative, iPad, mathycathy, nearpod, problem solving
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Nearpod Homework Reports: Worth the 40+ page PDF
I had a field day with data after assigning several Nearpod lessons using the “homework” feature this week. What’s great about the homework feature is that students can take on the lesson and embedded activities and assessments at their own pace. … Continue reading
Posted in PreAlgebra
Tagged assessment, Cathy Yenca, error analysis, formative, iPad, mathycathy, nearpod
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Kahoot (With Embellishments from Desmos)
Students ask to “Kahoot” practically every day. They never tire of this incredible (free!) gaming platform. If you’ve never “Kahooted” before, you can sign up for a free account here. In a nutshell, Kahoot takes multiple choice formative assessments to … Continue reading
Socrative and SlopeIntercept Form
With new TEKS in tow, my 7th graders taking 8th grade math have been studying proportional and nonproportional linear relationships (wow, right?). The progression has been a refreshing, conceptbased study of LOTS of scenarios featuring “constant rates of change” represented in … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged Algebra, assessment, communication, Desmos, error analysis, formative, homework, iPad, PreAlgebra, Socrative
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#EanesPLC – Our Second Annual Professional Learning Conference (Buckle Up!)
There’s a fine line between “overwhelmed” and “empowered”. I straddled that line at our school district’s second annual “Professional Learning Conference” this week. Eanes ISD does a FANTASTIC job of inviting worldrenowned educators to work with our entire district faculty. … Continue reading
iPadpalooza 2014 Highlights #iplza14
This year’s iPadpalooza “festival of learning” was a real treat. How can anyone summarize in a blog post what it was like to be there? Thankfully, we have #iplza14 on Twitter to help us all reminisce, and to help you … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged #iplza14, assessment, Aurasma, Book Creator, Carl Hooker, formative, iPad, iPadpalooza, nearpod, Socrative, Storify, techchef4u, thatquiz.org, thinglink, Tim Yenca, Twitter
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Radical Nearpod Art
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
Posted in Algebra 1
Tagged Algebra, app, assessment, Canva, error analysis, formative, Keynote, nearpod
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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 technologyempowered teacher to … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged Algebra, app, assessment, error analysis, Explain Everything, formative, iPad, PreAlgebra, screen casting, technology, thinglink
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