A few months ago, I had the opportunity to attend the Google Innovator Academy in London. Although I haven’t written much about my innovator project, I have spent quite a bit of time developing my project and outlining my goals for the year. As a part of the program, I have created a project deck… Read More Adventures in Innovation: Introducing BoostEDU
Last year, I was introduced to Canva by Tom Mullaney and, ever since then, I have been addicted to this simple, graphic design software. Canva is a simple and easy-to-use graphic design software that consists of thousands of free templates for infographics, social media posts, flyers, and more. The quality of Canva’s products is amazing – it’s… Read More Canva + Google Drawing AppSmash!
Recently, I had a conversation with a teacher who felt that technology in the K-2 level was not beneficial to students. Their concern was that the students were “too young” to use technology or that it would not be relevant for students. So, when I was invited to attend the K-2 Can Too conference by… Read More It’s True – K-2 Can, Too!
Unless you have been living under a rock, you might have noticed the latest trend among students: fidget spinners. Fidget spinners are “stress-relieving toys” for individuals who suffer from ADHD. These toys come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Fidget spinners are selling online, in malls, and on street corners. These toys have taken the… Read More Fidget Spinners: Not Just a Toy
My career in education began the minute I graduated high school. At eighteen years old, I was employed as a classroom aid and tutor at the private school I had attended for the previous four years. After four years in this role, I spent two years as a full time Math & Latin teacher at the… Read More Finish the Race Strong
Every year that I have taught, there have been new fads or trends that has captivated the interest of my students. This year, I have noticed that the top 3 fads of my students are: Fidget Spinners Bottle Flipping Slime I have never been a teacher that has been bothered by the fads and trends… Read More Probability + Bottle Flipping = Fun Learning!
As I mentioned in a previous post, Statistics & Probability is one of my favorite units to teach during the school year. One of the reasons is due to the Statistical Research Project that my students complete each year. In this activity, students are tasked with creating a survey question and surveying 50-100 students on… Read More Statistical Research PBL – A HyperDoc + Smashboard Project
Statistics and Probability has always been one of my favorite units to teach in Math. I’ve always felt like this unit has so many real world applications that are engaging to students, so creating projects and activities based upon these concepts has always been an enjoyable and creative process. In this unit, my students complete… Read More Analyzing Shoe Sizes: A Measure of Central Tendency Slide Deck
In January, I challenged myself to apply to present at local conferences and summits. As I’ve mentioned before, this was entirely outside of my comfort zone but it was a challenge that I felt would help me to grow as an individual and as an educator. Nearly five months later, I have had the opportunity… Read More Riverside Summit: Five Ideas for the Classroom
In this post, I will be sharing resources from our Geometry unit which covers ratios, proportions, area, surface area, volume, and angle relationships. As a disclaimer, this unit is not organized in a way that you would traditionally see it in a Math 7 classroom. The class that I teach is aligned to the Common… Read More Unit 5: Geometry- More Resources for Flipping!