ClassDojo = Classroom management made easy

Last week, I reset my classroom management using a free tool via classdojo.com. Here’s how it works:
You add your students by simply pasting a list of their names into a text box. Then, you are prompted to assign each student an avatar–there are some cute monster icons available by default, but if you refer a friend to the site, you can use a different set or even upload photos of your students. Continue reading ClassDojo = Classroom management made easy

“Math Minute” video project

Above is a slideshow of a project my students just completed- the math minute video. I listed the requirements and students uploaded their completed projects to a Moodle assignment. It was fun to watch the kids react to the videos. They really had fun with it–lots of singing, dancing, and math! We have decided to enter the state tech conference’s video contest creating a math music video much in the style of Westerville South in Ohio. My kids are in LOVE with the “Quad Solve” (see below), and want to make a video of their own! I just got a cool new camera, (did you see the awesome pics in the slideshow???) and I am really excited to see how the video turns out!

Repost: 5 things I have learned about blogging

I love blogging!
I am currently working to encourage teachers I work with to blog, so here is an oldie, but goodie for their (and your) viewing pleasure. Enjoy!
Just a little over a week ago, my blog turned 3 years old. My first post was written on July 28, 2008. Over these last few years, I have learned a lot about myself as a writer, and about blogging in general. I just wanted to take a moment to share what I’ve learned about blogging, hoping that it may help a new blogger or two. Continue reading Repost: 5 things I have learned about blogging

Making Infographics with Glogster EDU

I am happy and proud to say that my students finally finished their first project of the new school year! I re-visited an oldie, but goodie, an online “infographic” all about functions. We used http://edu.glogster.com, a website where students can make fun, interactive online posters that I have used for several projects in past classes.

Check out my Flickr gallery of this and last’s year’s best function infographic projects.