“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
Breakout EDU is an immersive learning game platform where students use critical thinking skills and teamwork to solve a complex puzzle in order to open a locked box. You may have heard of Escape Room activities that have become very popular and are popping up in cities all across the country. Stockton has two Escape Rooms … Continue reading Breakout EDU Games
I would like you to go to http://www.student.desmos.com and type in the class code: D7YNE5. This card sort will help students convert between fractions, decimals, and percents. In addition, students will visualize these representations using an area model. This card sort is just one type of interactive activity that teachers can find or create on … Continue reading Desmos in the Classroom
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
Google Classroom in the Kindergarten class? Yes! This platform gives students the opportunity to create, collaborate, learn and explore. Students discovered that they were capable of creating digitally. I would love to get more K-2 teachers on board with using Google Classroom! It is not as hard as you think! To begin with, procedures must … Continue reading Google Classroom for Kinders
If a student is able to explain math concepts with audio, visuals and text in a video they created, they will most likely retain far more information than if they had simply written down the definition.
I will have to admit, I was one of those teachers who created worksheet templates on Google Docs and had my students answer their questions on the computer. It felt amazing not having to waste paper, let alone carrying the worksheets back and forth from work to home. Finally, I realized that I was doing … Continue reading A Saturday with Alice Keeler