# Tag Archives: thinglink

## 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

## 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

## 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

## iLeap Academy: A Unique Opportunity to Share

Last week, Eanes ISD hosted the first-ever iLeap Academy. This 3-day academy brought educators from various parts of Texas together for a one-of-a-kind professional development experience. I was excited to have guests come to my classroom to observe my students at … Continue reading

## Trading Worksheets for Desmos

Michael Fenton has come up with some very creative ways to use Desmos. The “Match My Graph” mini-challenges on his blog provide students with opportunities to create and revise their thinking with immediate visual feedback from their graphs. With Michael’s … Continue reading

## Some Top 4’s – Another “Reflecting on 2014” Post

‘Tis the season for reflection and hopefully a bit of relaxation. I’ve taken a break from math and ed-tech the past few weeks to spend QT with family (some days I took a break from just about everything… darn you, … 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

## ThingLink: Anchoring, Pre-Teaching and Gap-Filling

I anticipate my students will finish their first unit test at varying rates tomorrow. I always take my own tests as if I were the student. I show all the work. I time myself. I multiply my time by 3 … Continue reading

## ADE Institute Highlights #ADE2014

367 Apple Distinguished Educators from 31 countries met for five days in San Diego, California last week, and I was honored to be counted among them. This year’s institute was a unique experience because each of us wore a “learner hat” … Continue reading

## *NEW* ThingLink for Video

I just got back to Austin after two weeks in Pennsylvania and New York visiting family and friends. I hope your summer also affords you opportunities to relax, disconnect from devices, and reconnect with the people you care about most! Since … Continue reading