# Tag Archives: review

## An Integer Game

I first experienced some form of this activity with the amazing Dennis Ebersole in a workshop years ago. When we played the game, if memory serves me, the goal was to provide a motivating way for students to practice integer … Continue reading

## Precise Language and “The Baby”

My Math 8 students have been exploring linear functions. These kiddos learn about rate of change and initial value in contexts where slope-intercept form reigns, leaving other linear forms to be emphasized later in Algebra 1. We’ve also landed planes … Continue reading

## “5 Practices” in a 1:1 Classroom

While I’ve never fully implemented the “flipped classroom” idea with students, maybe I have done a few short-term “mini flips”. Many digital tools permit students to explore content at their own pace, and asynchronously, which can make “homework” an experience beyond handouts. … Continue reading

## Teamwork and Communication Using Quizlet Live

My colleague Gary Raygor happened to post a photo online, showing his students having a blast in his classroom, working in teams, arms flailing with… joy or regret…I couldn’t quite tell. But what anyone could clearly see is that his … Continue reading

## Book Creator, Take 3!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! As the semester winds up (exams!) and then winds down (winter break!) it’s become a good time to give my students some creative opportunities to reflect on what they’ve learned throughout the year. … Continue reading

## Time-Lapse

The last day of classes before Thanksgiving break, I set up my iPhone in an attempt to record some time-lapse footage in each of my classes. Since middle-schoolers can smell a camera a mile away, there was nothing secretive about … Continue reading

## Functions – Nearpod Learning Check

Looking ahead to our next unit, I was sifting through some ideas about introducing relations and functions to both my algebra students (8th graders) AND my pre-AP Math 8 students (7th graders experiencing new 8th grade TEKS and therefore, experiencing more … Continue reading

## SuperTeacherTools.Net: Speed Match

Here’s another formative freebie that’s iPad-friendly! I recently used the Speed Match on SuperTeacherTools.net to review probability vocabulary with my students. I remember the days of using Speed Match on a SmartBoard, allowing only one student to play at a … Continue reading

## Kahoot! A Great Formative Freebie

It’s no secret that my heart belongs to Nearpod, Socrative, and ThatQuiz.org. That being said, another web-based formative freebie has joined my top-three-tools. Kahoot! is a game-based quiz show platform that can be used with any content area with ease. … Continue reading

## ThingLink as Collaborative Work Space

I saw this ThingLink and was immediately inspired to give the strategy a try. Why not create a ThingLink to serve as a “collaborative plane” for my students? I jazzed up a “Unit Organizer” from the “Strategic Instruction Model” with some … Continue reading