When I first spoke with one of my principals about setting up a system to organize and analyze our social emotional data, I wasn’t exactly sure how to do it, but I knew there was a better way.
There are benefits to working in large schools. Larger schools usually mean more resources. Those resources could be staff, money, students, and even spaces. With an increase in resources also comes an increase in the need for organization and communication.
Unit planning for next year Recently I was working with my colleague, David Lee, on designing a grade 5 math unit for next school year. The unit is the first unit of the year for Grade five around the Number And Operations In Base Ten strand of the Common Core Curriculum. The basic concepts are […]
Automatically highlight your data with Conditional Formatting! Here are a few ideas basic ways to get started. There is also a custom formula for advanced users!
Create a local community map using Datawrapper. Free student and teacher guide included wth step by step directions.
Here are a few ways to make learning maps and geography fun for students using digital resources on the iPad such as the Datawrapper website.
Start with a hook Distance Learning has been both a blessing and a curse. Most parents and educators are fully aware of the negative side of not having kids in classrooms or physically at schools. I’d like to focus on an opportunity I took with my son for personalized learning. This got him excited about […]
As a former classroom teacher, I have done my share of story retells using story mountains, graphic organizers and more. One story I read every year when I taught 3rd grade was Kevin Henke’s book A Weekend with Windell. It is a story about a young mouse that visits a friend’s house for the weekend. […]
If you are an instructional coach, technology coach or data coach in a school or district, the following scenario might sound familiar to you. In my role as a technology & innovation specialist I am the point person for 28 classroom teachers, 22 instructional assistants and 630 second grade and third grade students. In addition […]
I was trying to think of a way to show my children some of the types of things I work on. They know I read books about graphs and use spreadsheets a lot. Other than that, they don’t know too much. We had some time, so I decided to get my 13 year-old daughter, who hates math, involved […]