How Many? A Counting Book – Education Article

How Many? A Counting BookBy Christopher Danielson(Stenhouse, 2018 – Learn more) Reviewed by Linda Biondi How Many? A Counting Book by Christopher Danielson is a bundle (student/teacher versions) that teaches students to expand their thinking about numbers. Before you say, “Not another counting book,” let me tell you that this book and the accompanying teacher’s guide is not your traditional counting book. The format and premise is deceptively simple, but it’s rated for grades K-12 for a reason! (If you’ve…

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How to Measure Distances in Google Maps – Education Article

A couple of weeks ago in the Practical Ed Tech newsletter I featured ten ways to use Google Earth in your classroom for more than just social studies lessons. Many of the ideas in that list can also be applied to the web browser version Google Maps. A good example of that is found in Tom Barrett’s Maths Maps. Maths Maps is series of activities designed to help elementary school students develop an understanding of distance, scale, and units of…

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How Khan Academy is Bringing Mastery Learning to the Masses – Education Article

Listen to my interview with Sal Khan (transcript): Sponsored by Pear Deck and NewseumED   We live in a time when a person can learn just about anything online. And when it comes to creating free instructional videos, Khan Academy has been leading the pack for the last decade, starting first with math videos, then branching out to include tutorials on science, computer programming, history, economics, and even grammar. Recently, Khan has added a new layer to its platform that…

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These STEM books for kids are perfect for summer reading – Education Article

A summer reading list containing exciting STEM books with great stories and authentic problems to solve may inspire kids to want to read more this summer. STEM principles incorporate four subjects: science, technology, engineering, and math. For some, these are fun subjects, but for other students, it may be difficult and daunting topics. Here is a list of 35 stellar STEM books that could have your child change their mind and inspire them to explore these topics more. Science Books…

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Rigor in 6-12 Math and Science Classrooms: A Teacher Toolkit – Education Article

Rigor in the 6-12 Math and Science Classroom – A Teacher ToolkitBy Barbara R. Blackburn and Abbigail Armstrong(Routledge/Eye On Education, 2019 – Learn more) Reviewed by Jennifer Sexton Barbara Blackburn always provides her readers with solid, easy-to-implement strategies for any classroom. In her latest book, Blackburn and co-author Abbigail Armstrong give clear definitions for “rigor” and how to apply rigorous instruction in any math or science setting in middle or high school. Setting up a rigorous classroom environment that motivates…

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Mock It Up! 9 Tools for Learners to Design, Blueprint, and Visualize Their Innovations – Teacher Reboot Camp – Education Article

“Proper perspective brings about clear direction.” – Mike Anthoni, Author of The Blueprint One way to truly inspire innovation is to send students on learning missions or challenges to invent or imagine a new app, vehicle, machine, building, or system that solves a problem. I’ve sent students on missions to imagine a house or vehicle for people to live on in space. I’ve challenged them to invent apps to solve real world problems they face or to help a superhero. I’ve gotten…

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How Reading and Math Can Leverage Each Other – Education Article

A MiddleWeb Blog Let me begin by admitting that when it comes to reading and math, I lean more towards the reading side of education. I’d say typically that as educators we take a side. The good news is that no matter which side you are on, by identifying what effective readers and effective mathematicians do, we can use the strengths from one content area to capitalize on the other. I had this particular aha moment in July 2017 after…

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Quick Classroom Activity for Making Math Memes with Spark Post – Education Article

A few times a day I chuckle at a text message or social media post with a meme. Maybe it’s a Game of Thrones reference sent by a friend or a corny joke sent by a family member. Either way, a meme requires a certain level of topical knowledge and a big dose of creativity to really get laughs.  Creating memes with students is a great classroom activity. It asks students to think deeply about a topic, apply what they’ve…

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20+ Emoji Activities and Resources for Teaching Math, Science, and English – Teacher Reboot Camp – Education Article

Today is World Emoji Day and to celebrate I’m sharing 20 emoji activities, my slide presentation, and resources to engage your learners. Emojis are an important part of our students’ digital culture and the way students humanize time spent communicating with others constantly through a machine. Emojis allow students to express themselves, share their personalities, and add emotion to their messages. Emojis also represent an international language. Around the world we understand with symbols like a smiley face, angry face,…

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14+ Fabulous Valentine’s Day STEAM Activities Students Will Love – Teacher Reboot Camp – Education Article

“The heart has its reasons that reason knows nothing of.” – Blaise Pascal Valentine’s Day is around the corner! This holiday is a great time for students to be creative and share how much they appreciate and care for others. You can also get students to think and problem solve with the fabulous STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math) activities and resources below. All are free! You can also download the slides from my webinar, Valentine’s Day Activities Students of All…

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⛄ Winter Math Games – Classroom Math Activities – Education Article

Snowball fight is a fun game for 2 -4 players. I have included differentiated packs working on adding number 1-5 and then working on number 10-15. This winter math games is perfect for kindergarten and 1st graders. Once all the cards are printed and cut, make a pile of the cards with addition facts and the Snowball FIGHT cards face down. The cards with number 1-5 or if you are playing the teen number game the number 10-15, should be…

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Arithmagic – A Math App – Education Article

Games are a great way to learn and review subjects like math. Arithmagic combines the fun of defeating monsters with math skills through an app that’s available in both the Google Play Store and the Apple Store.  Created by a Canadian game designer and a Canadian artist, this game offers 70 different levels of play available in both a challenging and a relaxed mode, requiring players to defeat monsters through quick thinking addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division combinations. Similar to…

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Collaboration in the Math classroom – Education Article

Collaboration in the Math classroom Event Date(s) and Time: December 5, 2018 , 11:00 AM EST Join us for this virtual workshop and we’ll talk about increasing mathematical discourse and discussion in math class, as well as increasing true collaboration to build math understanding. Click Here to Register Related Tags: Collaboration, discussion, Math, mathematical discourse, Oral Communication, Scaffolding !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) {if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(arguments)}; if(!f._fbq)f._fbq=n;n.push=n;n.loaded=!0;n.version=’2.0′; … This is only a snippet of a Education Article written by Krista Read Full Article

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Math in the Elementary Classroom – Education Article

Let’s talk about math in the elementary classroom! In this virtual workshop, we’ll experience tasks that promote math talk in an equitable manner. In addition to the tasks themselves, we’ll examine specific ways to incorporate more visible math thinking, leading to productive mathematical discussions. Click Here to Register Related Tags: Collaboration, Cross-discipline, Discourse, discussion, Elementary, Math, mathematical, PrBL, Problem solving, Scaffolding, Skill development, Virtual Workshop !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) {if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(arguments)}; … This is only a snippet of a Education Article written by…

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