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
Our First EdTech Bootcamp As the Team Technology Leaders (TTL) at our site, myself and my co-TTL provide professional development to support teachers in using technology in their classroom. Over the last couple of years, we have had the opportunity to lead trainings within staff meetings, send weekly Ed-Tech tips, and support teachers through our “technology… Read More Creating a Site-Based EdTech Bootcamp
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
Last weekend, I presented at the SGV Summit and one of my presentations was on “Four Easy Steps for Flipping Your Classroom”. The attendees were amazing and I was so excited to receive such positive feedback on this session. Since there is so much information to cover in this session, I promised the attendees that… Read More Four Easy Steps for Flipping the Classroom
One of the things that I love about our HUSD Twitter Chat is the amazing resources that I learn about from the conversations that I am able to have with teachers in our district. In a recent Twitter Chat, one of our coaches (thanks @Dfcain!) shared that the application Kami is a great resource for… Read More PDF & Document Markup with Kami
As a math teacher, I think that we often forget the importance of vocabulary in the math classroom. We know it is needed, we know that students need to understand certain vocabulary words, but how often do we really give students the time to explore these vocabulary words? In previous years, I have used Frayer… Read More Frayer Model + Google Slides = Vocabulary Slide Deck!
A couple of months ago I shared some of the graphic organizers that I have created by using Google Drawings. (Click HERE to view those graphic organizers.) Well…I am back to share some more! For/Against Graphic Organizer Click HERE for a copy. The “For/Against” graphic organizer above is being used in my AVID classroom to… Read More Google Drawing Graphic Organizers: For/Against & Goals/Objectives
Here We Go Again! Digital BreakoutEdu is my student’s favorite thing – hands down! Recently, I did a classroom survey to determine their favorite activities in Math class and this was at the top of the list. They love the competition and the feeling that they get when they “unlock a code”. More importantly, they… Read More SoCal Road Trip: A Digital BreakoutEdu for Exponents!
Informative Speech As an AVID teacher, I try to develop lesson and/or create opportunities for students perform speeches during the school year. My reason behind this is twofold: 1.) It is important for students to be able to organize their ideas and thoughts into an efficient and concise speech and 2.) It is important for… Read More Gamifying Student Speeches
Alright, I am completely aware that I am becoming a Google Drawing nerd. But, Google Drawings is just amazing! So, here is a tree map that my students will be using with their Stock Market project this week to show diversification among their stocks. Click HERE or click on the image below.