Card Sorts in Microsoft Whiteboard

So in this time of remote learning, I like to do activities in small groups that are self-checking so that I don’t have to rely on automation. We did a Clue (or Cluedo if you’re British) for our last unit review and this time for our Quadratic Formula mini-unit I […]

Desmos Test Mode in Windows

Desmos, the popular online graphing calculator, has a Test Mode that locks the device into just the graphing calculator (Link: https://www.desmos.com/test-mode) . The challenge is that it’s only for Chromebooks & iPads. And I use a Windows10 device. So here’s a parallel solution : Windows TakeATest mode. TakeATest locks windows […]

Five reasons to learn Math with OneNote

So, Alice Keeler – @alicekeeler– who is an amazing blogger and an incredible resource for those using Google products, posted 60 Ways Math Teachers can use Google Classroom last April.  It came across my desk the other day and, since school hadn’t started yet, I thought it might be a good reflection for me on how […]

OneNote! “What are you waiting for Math Teachers?”

So this post is prompted by Dave Sladkey’s post earlier on using Google Drive, namely Google Drive! What are you waiting for Math Teachers? Now Google Drive/Google Docs has much greater visibility than Microsoft OneNote and even though I’m a long-time GDocs/Drive user I would likely recommend the OneNote Notebook […]

I think I want to SMAK my kids

I’ve been thinking about how to assess my Grade 9 and 10 students this year … I did a lot of experimentation last year with my accelerated Grade 8 students;they were open to trying things out since acquisition of skills and open-ended problem solving was right up their alley. Here’s […]

Three things…

I managed to sign myself up for a How to write a better blog online course. Because, dear reader, this blog isn’t just for you… no, this is to teach me how to be a better writer and a better reflecter (I’ll bet that’s not even the right use of […]