After working in a 1-1 school district for several years, using technology in the classroom has become second nature to me. It’s integrated into nearly everything I do in my classroom and with a specific purpose – to create meaningful and engaging learning experiences for students. Although technology is used in my classroom on a… Read More Solving Inequalities Scavenger Hunt: A Low-Tech Activity
At the beginning of this school year, I introduced my new students to BreakoutEDU and they loved it! The first BreakoutEDU Digital that they completed was the “Catch the Bus” breakout that is available on the BreakoutEDU website. So, I decided it was time to create a new BreakoutEDU Digital for my students to review… Read More The Locked Boxes: A Math BreakoutEDU Digital
Over the years, my students have participated in a variety of activities and projects on converting between fractions, decimals, and percent. They have conducted surveys, designed pictures on graph papers, and designed and built Post-It Murals. It is one of my favorite units to design because the possibilities are endless! This year, I wanted to… Read More 8-BIT Project: A Fraction, Decimal, & Percent HyperDoc
It’s hard to believe that I am writing a blog post on techy ideas to start the school year strong. Didn’t I just write a blog post on finishing the race strong?! Nevertheless, the new school year is quickly approaching – like, in less than 48 hours. Over the summer, I spent a lot of… Read More 5 Techy Ideas to Start the Year Strong
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
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 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!
To prepare for our end of the unit assessment, I assigned my students a BreakoutEDU Digital to review the concepts that we had covered throughout our Geometry unit. Before I created the BreakoutEDU, I asked my students for ideas on the “theme” of the next BreakoutEdu. One of the most interesting ideas that I heard… Read More GeoWorld Smashboard: A BreakoutEDU Digital