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Tag Archives: technology
Organizing an Instructional Technology TOA
This is my first August as an Instructional Technology TOA and my colleagues and I are off the hook busy. It’s common for me to start my day at the district office before heading off to 1 or 2 school … Continue reading
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Tagged #pushsend, Coach, Instructional Technology, organization, SundayFunday, technology, TOA
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2017 – 18 Goal: Empower Teachers
I’m highly goal oriented. It’s normal for me to be working towards a variety of goals – Personal, professional, short term and long term. When I came across @ExploreMTBoS‘s tweet about their new blogging challenge, I grabbed my computer and … Continue reading
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Tagged Art of Coaching, Empower, Goals, MTBoS, SundayFunday, Teachers, technology
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Desmos Graph: Adding Positive & Negative Fractions w/ Dynamic Labels
Inspiration For the past 15 months, I’ve been working on fraction models. When I brought the models to students, the resulting conversations were great. Just what I was hoping for. The downside stemmed from the behind the scenes “coding”. My original … Continue reading
Posted in desmos, fractions, Uncategorized
Tagged adding, desmos, dynamic labels, education, fractions, math, negative, positive, technology
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Diving into Google Sheets: Adding Integers & Pixel Art Multiplication
Inspiration In August of 2014, I stepped out of the classroom to become a middle level math TOA/coach. After 21 years of teaching, I craved a different challenge and found that challenge with Desmos. Once I learned how to make … Continue reading
Posted in google apps, Uncategorized
Tagged fractions, google apps, google sheets, integers, math, multiplication, sheets, technology
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Desmos Polygraph: The Periodic Table
Desmos is not just for math teachers. To support this point, I created a Polygraph activity using elements from the Periodic Table. Eager to field test the Polygraph, I reached out to a few 8th grade science teachers. Heather Wingo took me up … Continue reading
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Tagged desmos, Elements, Periodic Table, science, technology
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Desmos Marbleslides: 10 Frame Addition
Inspiration Many many months ago, I saw an intriguing tweet. Kristin, @mathminds, had made a Desmos AB focused on 10 Frames and was inquiring about the possibility of an interactive one. Challenge excepted. I viewed her inquiry as a chance to … Continue reading
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Tagged 10 frame, addition, desmos, dot cards, elementary, math, technology
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Flashcards for Faridabad
My Inspiration My niece Kyra, who graduated from college in December, made plans to travel before settling down with a job. She posted her traveling adventures on social media. My heart skipped a beat when I saw the picture to … Continue reading
Posted in google apps, Uncategorized
Tagged collaboration, flashcards, GAFE, google apps, technology
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Desmos Polygraph: Geometry Basics
Today, I had the pleasure of introducing Desmos Polygraph: Geometric Basics to a group of 4th grade students. It was my first time teaching in an elementary classroom and I enjoyed every minute. Starting To avoid answering the same question 100 times, … Continue reading
Posted in desmos, technology, Uncategorized
Tagged desmos, elementary, geometry, math, technology, vocabulary
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Desmos: Percent Challenges
Inspiration These days, I’ve been a bit obsessed with the double number line. I love using it to teach proportional reasoning – especially percents. Why? A double number line… Allows for flexible thinking. Expands on a single idea to present a bigger … Continue reading
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Tagged Challenges, desmos, math, percents, technology
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Desmos: Ordering Fractions on a Number Line
A couple of months ago, my team and I ran a Desmos workshop for elementary teachers. Two activities were highlighted. The first was an individually paced challenge AB (activity builder). The second activity shared can be run as a … Continue reading
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Tagged desmos, fractions, Number Line, Ordering, technology
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