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Help Your Students Understand How to Organize Data

Help Your Students Understand How to Organize Data

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 […]

Efficient Spreadsheets for Teachers: Automatically Highlight What Cells Look Like

Efficient Spreadsheets for Teachers: Automatically Highlight What Cells Look Like

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!

Using Students’ Interests to get them Excited About Data

Using Students’ Interests to get them Excited About Data Image of mountain biker jumping

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 […]

So, you want to make a top rated movie?

So, you want to make a top rated movie? story mountain, storytelling, data, movies,

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. […]

Coaching in Schools: Using Data to Clearly Communicate Your Work to Others

Coaching in Schools: Using Data to Clearly Communicate Your Work to Others

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 […]

Lency’s Scrunchies: Practicing Data with Kids – Distance Learning

Lency’s Scrunchies: Practicing Data with Kids – Distance Learning Lency's Scrunchies

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 […]

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