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Why Blog? Then vs. Now
Inspired by this post by Dan Meyer, an abrupt question from a colleague, and the fact that the ticker at the bottom of this page surpassed 1,000,000 earlier this week, the question of “why blog?” is a timely one. Yes, … Continue reading
Exponents & Error Analysis
There aren’t many strategies that tell me more about student thinking than “error analysis” opportunities. When students “grade” another hypothetical student’s work, there’s something special about the experience – students’ senses are heightened. They’re on a quest for truth. They … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged Algebra, assessment, communication, error analysis, formative, PreAlgebra, problem solving, QR code, QR codes, review, Twitter
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Sunshine Award
I’m honored to have been nominated for a Sunshine Award by Drew Frank – it’s great to connect with Drew via Twitter, and you’ll see from his blog that getting connected and using social media for learning are themes. Check … Continue reading
A Message to 21stCentury PreService Middle School Math Teachers
This is an amazing time to be an educator. If you’re truly of the “lifelonglearning” philosophy, you know that access to resources, professional development, and information in general has made a huge shift. Technology is a key player in this … Continue reading
Professional Learning Conference #EanesPLC
I just spent two days at a learning conference – at my school district. It genuinely felt like a “destination conference” and not two “inservice days”. I can honestly say this has been the best districtlevel PD I have ever … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged Algebra, assessment, formative, grading, iPad, PLC, PreAlgebra, problem solving, Twitter
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August Rush! Apps & More
No no… not the tearjerker movie! For me “August Rush” is something that begins happening in my brain, truthfully in July, as the new school year quickly approaches. It’s that feeling that my brain never turns off. I’m not a … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged #TMC13, Algebra, app, Aurasma, DocAS, Explain Everything, FactorMan app, HMH Fuse, iPad, nearpod, neu.annotate+, PreAlgebra, QR code, QR codes, Qrafter, review, Socrative, thinglink, Twitter
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Don’t Wait For PD – Join Twitter
I initially signed up for Twitter several years ago. Upon joining, I sent my first Tweet along the lines of: “I signed up for Twitter… now what do I do?” And there my account sat, untouched, for several years. Fastforward … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra 1, PreAlgebra
Tagged communication, networking, professional development, Twitter
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Time Travel
My algebra students have been reviewing for their Algebra EndofCourse exam, and encountered an interesting problem today. It was the very LAST problem in a problem set, and we discovered it at the end of the period! Rats! Who can … Continue reading