“My students struggle with number sense.” “I have students that don’t know their basic facts.” “The students in my classroom lack the ability to reason about math problems.” Common phrases heard in math classrooms. I have said them when I was teaching and I hear them now all too often in professional development sessions. But … Continue reading Number Talks
I have to be honest. Lately, I feel like I’m the teacher that is afraid to turn on the computer. OK, it’s not that bad but I do feel like I can’t process one more thing. Since I need to know and I truly want to know it stresses me not being able to keep … Continue reading We grow at one rate and technology grows a thousand times faster!
Do you ever feel like you have to give your students one more thing? Whether it be a survey, an assessment, etc.? Do you ever feel like there is one more computer program that the students just “have” to use for them to see their test scores soar? Imagine Learning? Mobymax? ST Math? Khan Academy? … Continue reading One More Thing
At the beginning of the school year, my 5th graders were asked to do a research paper- a task the students and I both dread for different reasons. To put it simply, they didn’t like doing it because it was a lot of work. I, on the other hand, worried about them using online sources … Continue reading A Research Graphic Organizer That Will Save You a Lot of Headache
This school year I decided to make a conscious effort to help students develop the foundational skills needed for using technology in a kindergarten classroom. I chose a specific classroom, one with a teacher whom by her own admission is technophobic. She states constantly that she doesn’t have the capacity to teach her students to … Continue reading Technology Use is a Foundational Skill
Have you ever wished that every student in your classroom had their own manipulatives like a geo board, fraction set, number line, pattern blocks, set of money, and more? Have you ever thought it takes up too much time to get all those math manipulatives out? Have you ever wanted to provide a fast math … Continue reading Virtual Math Manipulatives