by admin | Feb 16, 2017 | Math

My Entire Math Book Is DOK 1 I taught High School math for 14 years. In looking back at the curriculum my district used, it was almost entirely DOK 1 and a little DOK 2. In other words, low critical thinking. In response to “when am I ever going to use...
by admin | Feb 10, 2017 | Google, Intermediate, Slides

Google Slides: Give Me Three for Feedback It is not reasonable to be able to give all students high-quality feedback on multiple problems. However, the feedback loop is one of our most powerful tools for students to learn. When students do work and only receive a...
by admin | Jan 24, 2017 | Intermediate, Math

Alice Keelers 892 Quia Math Activities As a math teacher, I typed up ALL my math curriculum into quia.com/web. Evidence that the entire math book and curriculum was pretty much DOK 1. By moving the exact same math problems off of paper and onto Quia I was able to...
by admin | Jan 23, 2017 | Google, Intermediate, Slides

Google Math: Join Me In My Thinking I love using Google Slides for math. As Diana Herrington says, it causes you to slow down and think. Duplicating slides allows me to build upon my thinking rather than simply layering all steps on top of each other. Inserting a text...
by admin | Jan 17, 2017 | Lesson Design, Math

Upgrade the Worksheet from 1900 I recently blogged about a student’s homework assignment that was 36 DOK 1 math problems. I looked up math homework from 1900 and it was pretty much IDENTICAL! So what are some easy things we can do to teach like it is 2017 and...