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Puzzles for the Puzzled: Children of the World

Everyone matters. We each make an impact on this world.
Working together makes our task feel less difficult as we work for the same goal.
And if we do our jobs well, we will be together to pick up the pieces when it’s over.

Digital Playground

Polyup – A Thinking Playground

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A Virtual Mathematical Playground Guest Post by Shaya Zarkesh Polyup is a computational thinking playground. Students from elementary through high school can play with puzzles involving numbers and functions. In a drag-and-drop, expression-building environment, students will create expressions that evaluate to a target value or values. Polyup has recently integrated with Google Classroom. Teachers can more easily assign Polyup’s games,… Read More »Polyup – A Thinking Playground

Web A Skeb Online Etch A Sketch

Etch A Sketch Goes Online!

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April 2020: Unfortunately it appears this site is no longer available. Nothing lasts forever, especially free tools. Try Google Chrome Canvas. Try Jamboard by Google. Try whiteboard.fi. Web A Skeb Online Drawing App Posted by Erin Whalen Etch A Sketch was a favorite toy beginning in the 1960s. Now there is an online version of the famous toy. Three Modes… Read More »Etch A Sketch Goes Online!

Students create quizizz

Have STUDENTS Make a Quizizz

Have the Students Make It I’m a big fan of Catlin Tucker. In one of her blog posts she asks the question “Who is doing the work in your classroom?” Teaching responsibility and creating leaders starts with giving students responsibilities and having them make decisions. Instead of you staying after school creating a Quizizz game for students to practice, as… Read More »Have STUDENTS Make a Quizizz

Like Terms Cards

An activity that I like to do to introduce like terms is to give the students the definition of a like term and then have them work in teams to sort stacks of like term cards. I usually print on card stock and laminate, the cards last me for years. Click Here to download the PowerPoint Click Here to download… Read More »Like Terms Cards

Twitter QR Code Bingo

Click Here to access my template. You will need to make a copy of the spreadsheet to your Google account. This will create random bingo boards that will tweet out the question when scanned with a QR code reader. Have students then append something to the tweet. I used it by having participants at a conference submit a one sentence… Read More »Twitter QR Code Bingo