So, I’m a classroom teacher — but I’ve also taught online each summer for the past six years, first in French (!) and then mathematics. Before that, I tutored students online through our government online chat/whiteboarding system. And I’ve been working in a 1:1 environment for 25 years. While not… Continue Reading #remotelearning bona fides
So my class was working on Proving Trig Identities (not always the most popular — it’s the first time they really do a “proof” in our curriculum) and I didn’t want to have them work alone and I didn’t want them to work on all the same problems, so I… Continue Reading #vnps’ing Trig Identities
So one of the things about #vnps (vertical non-permanent surfaces) in classes is that there is a lot of mathematical work, and a lot of discussion, as we develop the mathematical understanding throughout the class. What is missing is the summary & run-down after the class is over — that… Continue Reading #vnps summary in #OneNote
So the October 2018 Windows 10 Update has provided a new snipping tool … now, it surprises me that this would be the thing I’m most happy about, but it is! Making things we do very often each day as easy as possible has immediate payoffs in the classroom, so… Continue Reading Snip&Sketch
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… Continue Reading How do you know you’re right?
So, long story short, we have a bit of extra time in our Right-Angle Trigonometry unit, so I mentioned to my team that I would put together a BreakOut for review. During this time, we have a lot of kids away for various reasons so having something self-paced is helpful.… Continue Reading Back to the BreakOut
The School has been trying to leverage OneNote and its sharing and syncing capabilities ever since OneNote was introduced in 2003 … in a 1:1 tablet computer environment it’s a natural fit for both teachers and students. Each page that is created can hold any kind of digital content and… Continue Reading Starting the sharing process