Last year, I read a couple of books that inspired me to begin 20Time Projects in my classroom. First, I read 20Time by Kevin Brookhouser then Dive Into Inquiry by Trevor Mackenzie. I read these books towards the end of the last school year and did not have enough time truly implement a 20Time Project… Read More Getting Going with 20Time Projects
Over last month, our Spartan Tech Squad students have been going through a “Web Literacy” course on Mouse Create. The focus of this course is teaching students to “think critically, participate safely, and demonstrate good citizenship online.” It’s a great series of lessons for students because digital citizenship is so important as our schools are… Read More Creative Commons HyperDoc
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
When I first began working at my school site, our students were given a year-long, physical agenda to track their daily assignments. As a school policy, our students were required to fill this out and teachers would sign/stamp that students had filled out the daily agenda at the beginning of class. It was a great… Read More Calendars for Organization and Project Planning via Google Slides
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!
Let’s Get Them Exploring One of my goals this year was to create more activities for students to explore upcoming content. I want the students to interact with the material, think about it, and explore the content before they are taught those concepts. As I have mentioned in previous posts, I truly believe that there is… Read More Exploring Surface Area: A Google Slides Activity
The Follow Up: A couple of weeks ago, I shared an Area of Shapes Scavenger Hunt that I created for my students to use during our upcoming Geometry Unit. (To read more about this activity, view my “Area of Shapes Scavenger Hunt via Google Slides” post. As always, I find it is important to reflect on… Read More Follow Up: Area of Shapes Scavenger Hunt
Each week, myself and my fellow TTL (Team Technology Leader) send out an EdTech Tip to our staff members to assist with technology integration. In this EdTech Tip, I was excited to share some amazing (but somewhat hidden) tips and tricks that are a part of Google Slides. As you have probably realized from my… Read More 5 Google Slide Tips & Tricks
Geometry is one of my favorite units to teach. In this unit, there are so many ways to create lessons, activities, and projects that are easily aligned to the real world. I’m not saying that is not the case for other units but I do have to get a little creative when we start working… Read More Area of Shapes Scavenger Hunt via Google Slides
Today I will be sharing the resources from our fourth Unit, which covers functions, slope, linear equations and linear systems. The class that I teach is aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) but it is an 7th grade Math Honors course that contains all of the 7th grade standards and the majority of the… Read More Unit 4: Linear Functions & Equations – More Resources for Flipping!