I “polled everywhere” today!

Today, I did my first online poll with students using http://polleverywhere.com. I actually created it last week when I wrote my lesson plan and administered it today. It was awesome! The kids seemed to enjoy taking out their forbidden phones and actually using them to participate in class. Continue reading I “polled everywhere” today!

What is AP Stats really about?

How’s this for an explanation?
Please visit wordle.net! I was told about this months ago, (Thanks Mrs. Kahn) but I did not think about using it until I saw one on CNN tonight after the President’s speech. This is an online tool where you can take a “bunch of “text” and turn it into a word cloud, an aesthetically pleasing arrangement of the most-used words in your document. The bigger the word, the more times it was included in the original text. I used it on the text of the AP course description, which I simply copied and pasted onto the applet to generate the awesomeness you see above. I could see this used as a tool to summarize just about anything. You, too, can enjoy the benefits…
(of course, I did one for Calc too.)