Each week we want to share what we’re reading and learning about from other awesome educators and authors. It’s easy to get lost reading and thinking about so much great content out there, from ed tech to pedagogy to diving deep into mathematics. It’s amazing being an educator with the internet and the generosity of so many in sharing their expertise and experiences. Enjoy!
A Good Day at i is a number – A great reminder to recognize and appreciate the good days and wins big and little as educators. I love the idea of taking time to really list and reflect on our wins as educators, both big wins and little wins.
Math Mondays: Pythagoras and Pirates with Everything Education– What could be more perfect than combining the Pythagorean Theorem and pirates? This is such a fun idea of transforming a review activity into a treasure hunt.
Instant Feedback Part 2 at Teaching in an Organized Mess– Totally agree on the importance of students getting feedback as immediately as possible. Four great techniques featured here- using technology, riddles, QR codes, color by number, and graphing picture. Anytime students can see if they’re on the right track as they finish solving a problem, it promotes the practice of analyzing mistakes and refining their thinking before misconceptions become like hardened concrete- difficult to change.
9 Ways to Use Task Card at Minds In Bloom– Task Cards on the mind! Nine great approaches to utilizing task cards in the classroom. #5 is a great organizational idea- keeping topics together on rings and making flip books of each set.
Using Google Drive Slides in the High School Math Classroom by Teaching High School Math– Virtual interactive notebooks? Who knew that you could use Google Slides to interact with pieces in a similar fashion to paper. And that you could then submit the work that was sorted, labeled, etc. electronically through a learning management system. Intriguing.
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