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## Desmos: Percent Models

Inspiration For the past 3 years, my district has offered a back to school PD summit.  Various people from inside and outside the district present. Since I’m Instructional Tech TOA, I presented. My sessions focused on Desmos and BreakoutEDU*.  The … Continue reading

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## Google Sheets: Valentine’s Day Activity

Inspiration I’ve created several hidden number pictures using the conditional formatting feature within Google Sheets. One of the teachers I work with wanted to learn how to create her own designs.  This activity is the result of the training session. … Continue reading

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## Equivalent Ratios: Desmos Challenge Creator

Inspiration Recently a colleague expressed dismay regarding one of her classes.  Her students were not engaged and she was looking for ways to pique their interest. I had an idea. This post outlines the equivalent ratios activity created for her … Continue reading

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## Desmos Polygraph: Place Value

Inspiration In the spring of 2018, I introduced Desmos to a couple of 4th grade teachers.  After running, Ordering Fractions on a Number Line and Polygraph:  Geometry Basics, they were hooked on Desmos.  During the last days of the year, they … Continue reading

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## Desmos: Random Generated Slope & Y-intercept Activities

Inspiration RandomGenerator is one of the functions within Desmos’ computational layer.  As I explored the feature, I began to see the benefits of random generated tasks.  Many experiments later, I’m publicly sharing my first random generated (RG) series.  This one … Continue reading

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## Friday Night Lights in 5 Mediums

Inspiration The majority of my posts begin with an inspiration segment.  A few words explaining my motivation to write.  Originally, I was planning to write about podcasts with the inspiration segment focused on Friday Night Lights.  FNL lead me to podcasts. … Continue reading

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## Desmos Polygraph Extension Task

Inspiration Toward the end of the school year, my colleague Jorge and I, had a regular gig co-teaching in Mrs. S’s 4th grade class. Jorge had been working with Mrs. S throughout the year on various projects. I joined the … Continue reading

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## Hidden Picture: Double Digit Addition & Subtraction

The core group of G Suite apps are docs, slides, sheets and forms. All of which I’ve used over the past 2 years.  However, I recently discovered Google Apps Scripts, a hidden gem built into the suite.  Bottom line, I … Continue reading

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## Kindergarten, Number Bonds & Desmos

Recently, I had the pleasure of teaching a kindergarten class for the very first time! My colleague, CeCe, invited me to teach a lesson on number bonds using my Desmos Number Bond Activity  The Lesson The Kinders sat on the … Continue reading

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## St. Patrick’s Day & Google Sheets

Inspiration My instructional tech team and I always receive grateful comments from our elementary teachers we share seasonal activities.  Most of the activities we shared were using Google slides.  I wanted to challenge myself and create a seasonal activity on … Continue reading

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