Tag: assessment

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 to one webpage — at […]

File Upload in Microsoft Forms

A nice feature now in Microsoft Forms : File Upload!(Remember that all of Office365 — including Forms and OneNote– are free to teachers & students)This is a great option for both Forms and Quizzes… you can now ask people to do work in OneNote and then screenclip it (using the built-in Windows10 Snip like here) […]

Observations & Conversations : Part 1 of many?

I kinda run on some basic principles when using IT — it’s gotta be free, increase teacher efficacy (modulo some smal learning curve), reduce time spent, it’s got to digitize content and I have to be able to to work with the data to find meaning.So every other year we get inspected by the Ministry […]

Teacher as Student in Anonymous Desmos

I thought that everybody did this! But apparently, not. So this was my XKCD 10,000 moment this week.  I happened to tweet the following — and I think it’s my popular tweet of all time.  And as you can see, I was just at the end of class and tapped it out quickly… error included! The […]

How do you know you’re right?

So I’m only on the 2nd class of the year in my Grade 10 Math course so far.  We start late, and we only see them for 3 hours a week, so yes, we move a little slow.I had set them some review problems in Grade 9 Math, mostly questions of simple algebra, linear equations, […]

Differentiation of Product

Now, as a math teacher, “differentiation of product” means something completely different… but for this purpose it means — don’t expect every student to respond to your request for evidence of understanding with the same learning artefact.This is well stolen from Vanderbilt University (https://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/module/di/cresource/q2/p07/ ) Now, even as a first year teacher way back in […]