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Avoiding Ineffective Uses of Technology With SAMR


SAMR Parking Lot

While in Austin, Texas for iPadpalooza back in 2014, Tim Yenca (@mryenca) was kind enough to give me a lift to dinner with a group of presenters. After noticing a parking lot with a sign advertising $5 parking, we found ourselves a spot and made our way to pay the fee. After looking around the lot for a payment machine, I ended up back at the sign near the entrance. Have a look: After taking...


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GECDSB Mathematics Learning Teams (MLT)


Greater Essex County District School Board (GECDSB) The Greater Essex County District School Board Mathematics Strategy Team is honoured to begin working with each of our Mathematics Learning Teams (MLT) from across the district. While we have made all resources accessible via the MLT Edsby Group, we are also offering them openly on the web to hopefully allow for quick access via a Google Search....


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Creating Interactive Math Tasks With Google Sites


Interactive Math Tasks With Google Apps

Recently, I wrote a post summarizing the Stacking Paper Tasks multi-touch book for iBooks. If you had a chance to download the multi-touch book, you'll notice that it is interactive and collaborative leveraging embedded padlet walls for students to share out their work. However, I've had some folks on Twitter asking how they could do something like this without an iPad: @MathletePearce Any sug...


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Grab the Stacking Paper Tasks Multi-Touch Book for @iBooks


Grab the Stacking Paper Tasks Multi-Touch Book from the iBooks Store

Let's Check Out What's Inside This Interactive Resource Grab It Here! Over the past 6 months, I've been trying to find a way to create the specs for what I would consider to be an interactive math lesson that leverages technology in a collaborative way. There is much concern that technology will promote isolation and rightfully so - with the thought of technology individualizing learning to a ...


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Check Out @Knowledgehook’s FREE Gameshow Assessment Tool!


Knowledgehook Gameshow Free Online Assessment Tool Gamified

A Free Gamified Clicker Tool With Ready-Made Content! Knowledgehook’s Gameshow Beta Tool is a FREE Gamified Online Assessment Tool that does more than what Google Forms, Socrative and Kahoot can do by pushing the bar up with level-up experience (XP) points as well as FREE content teachers can use to run ready-made gameshows or customize their own! While this is just the beta version, I am impr...


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Join the Circle! #OAMEchat During @OAME2015


OAMEchat 2015 Twitter Chat Graphic

Join the Discussion During The OAME Annual Conference! A couple weeks ago, Jim Pai tossed out the idea of creating a Twitter Chat that will run in the style of #slowmathchat by Michael Fenton. A group of Ontario Math Educators including Jon Orr, Matthew Oldridge, Amy Lin, Mary Bourassa and myself jumped on-board. If you are unfamiliar with #slowmathchat, be sure to check out Michael Fenton's p...


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EQAO Guidelines Allow Use of @Desmos Test Mode App


Desmos Test Mode is EQAO Compliant and Approved

New iPad App Compliant With Ontario Grade 9 Math Standardized Test Rules Recently, I came across a post by Carl Hooker explaining how the Eanes Independent School District managed to get Desmos Test Mode approved for students writing the Texas State math tests (also check out Cathy Yenca's post here). I'll be honest and say I never really read too deeply into these posts until I heard from Jon ...


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Explain Everything Angle & Triangle Journey (Part 2)


Explain Everything Math Learning Journey - Opposite Angles & Interior/Exterior Triangle Angles

Kicking It Up A Notch With Visual Angle Proofs Yesterday, I posted about my first attempt at creating an Explain Everything Math Learning Journey by providing students with an Explain Everything Project File with some questions intended to have them discover some angle theorems. We began the journey today and I hope that we will have some video footage to share in the coming days. The stu...


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Explain Everything Math Learning Journey


Explain Everything Math Learning Journey - Exploring Geometry and Angles

Exploring Geometry By Discovering Angle Relationships *Wed Apr 8, 2015* - The Explain Everything Project File has been updated to correct an error. The Geometry portion of the grade 9 applied course is one that I have always struggled to make meaningful for my students. The curriculum has students exploring angle theorems, but really never goes deep enough for finding these angles to be...


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Desmos Math Journey: Representations of Linear Relations


Jump Into a Desmos Math Journey: Representations of Linear Relations

Using Desmos to Create Interactive Math Investigations Just recently, I have really been extending the effectiveness of inquiry/discovery based learning in my classroom by having students work at the whiteboards around my room. Students in grade 9 applied math are usually disengaged in math class because they have likely struggled with mathematics in elementary school. While I'm thoroughl...


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