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
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
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.