Friday, April 28, 2017

Looking for graphic organizers?

Here’s a folder filled with graphic organizers in Google drawings.  Make copies, customize them and then share them with your students as view only.  They can then make their own copy and take notes!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Mother’s Day is coming!

I just ordered my gift- hopefully, it will arrive on time.  Something that will definitely be on time is these lesson plan suggestions from Storyboardthat.  From cards to spider maps, there is something for everyone!   Either click here to see the plans or log into your teacher’s account and check out the Teachers Resources.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Careers that Count

Here’s the latest virtual field trip from Discovery Education- don’t worry about the dates and time- it will be available on demand.  Please see the information below and register!

Join Discovery Education and Jr. NBA for a virtual field trip to the NBA headquarters, Madison Square Garden, and Madison Square Boys & Girls Club in New York for an inside look at how math is brought to life through careers in basketball. Meet NBA basketball players and staff who use math every day to improve the game both on and off the court.
Not everyone will be an NBA player, but anyone with a passion for sports and math can pursue a career in professional athletics. Don't miss this special opportunity to open your students' minds to viable and exciting STEM careers. Register your classroom today for this free 30-minute virtual field trip, brought to you by Discovery Education Math Techbook and Jr. NBA.

Registration Details

This virtual field trip is absolutely free! To register your class, click here and complete the online registration form. Once registered, you will receive information on how to view the virtual field trip on demand, anytime, starting Thursday, May 4, 2017.  Click here for additional information.

Student Outcomes

During this 30-minute program, students will:

  • Learn about exciting, real-world math careers specifically within the National Basketball Association.
  • Hear from NBA professionals about how they put their math skills to work every day.
  • Learn how to calculate points per shot based on an on-court demonstration.

The real math

Math shouldn’t just be a series of steps or a procedure- in her post, Alice Keeler set out 8 Mathematical Standards that students should be doing.  She cites work by Jo Boaler that suggests students need to know what they are doing and just not blindly following a recipe.  I really like the first one- Making sense of problems and persevere in solving the,  For the rest, please see the blog post here.

Using Google Keep

So how can your students use Google Keep?  For some ideas, please check out this blog post from Shake Up Learning.  It’s a great note taking option.