Week In Review #2 – Spiralled Tasks & Assessment #1


Week In Review #2 Featured Image - Candle Burning, Assessment 1, R2D2, Gas Guzzler

A Weekly Summary of My Math Classroom September 14th to 18th, 2015 Day #5 - Monday September 14th, 2015 Two-Variable Relationships: Candle Burning Today was the first day that most of our regular apps were installed on the iPads. It was good timing, because I wanted to explore some more concepts related to two-variable relationships. Since I am spiralling the course, I intend to avoid giving...


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Week In Review #1: Welcome to Gr 9 Academic Math


Week In Review - Week 1 - Welcome to Grade 9 Academic Math

A Weekly Summary of My Math Classroom Week #1 - September 8th-11th, 2015 I love posting reflections after lessons in my classroom, but often struggle to find the time to do it. This year, I'm going to try to give a short summary of what we were up to during the previous week. It might not be super detailed, but I hope it has enough meat to outline what we are up to in Grade 9 Academic Math at ...


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Curious Math: Foundations of Math is LIVE on @iTunesU


Curious Math Foundations of Math Live on iTunes U

A Collaborative Collection of 3 Act Math Tasks for Gr 6-10 ENROL IN COURSE Recently, Jon Orr and I were talking about the struggle to easily share our 3 Act Math Tasks with colleagues both near and far. Our current setup was limited primarily to posting a summary of our tasks on our blog; including streaming video, some images, and even PDF files from time to time. After leading a number of wo...


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My Responses on EdTechTeacher’s #ETTChat


ETTChat With Kyle Pearce

Recently, I was asked to participate in EdTechTeacher's #ETTChat series where featured speakers from their upcoming iPad Summit in Boston this November could share their thoughts on a number of educational topics. Here's my responses originally shared on the EdTechTeacher website: Here at EdTechTeacher, we take pride in the fact that all of our Instructors and Presenters have been experienced c...


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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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Help me get to SXSWedu!


Vote for My Session at SXSWedu 2016

SXSWedu Voting Period - August 10th to September 4th Hi Friends! Summer has been busy and time is just flying! I had intended to keep up with blog posts during July and August, but presenting and family vacations have kept me on my toes. This post will be a short one to encourage you, my professional learning network, to help me get my SXSWedu Session Proposal accepted for 2016. Last year, I ha...


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My ADE 2015 Institute Showcase 1-in-3


ADE 2015 Institute Showcase 1-in-3

Sharing Your One Best Thing in 3 Minutes or Less Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to attend the Apple Distinguished Educator Institute to welcome in the new ADE Class of 2015. As I've mentioned in previous posts, the professional development experiences organized by Apple for the ADE Community are second to none. Not only was I thrilled to hear that my application was accepted to atten...


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Unmasking Education’s Biggest Buzzword


Unmasking Education's Biggest Buzzword - Ignite Session OAME 2015

From the OAME 2015 Ignite Session Humber College - Toronto, Ontario Friday May 8th, 2015 Earlier this month, I participated in my first ever Ignite Session at the OAME 2015 Annual Conference. If you've never watched an Ignite Session, they are essentially short talks where the speaker has exactly 5 minutes to get their point across. Seems pretty simple, but they also throw in this twist that yo...


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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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