Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Update on tweeting in the classroom

Today I mentioned twitter to one of my classes and they got really excited about it. We gave it a try and we were quick to find out that technology does not always work. After some conversation with our county level technology coordinator, we got it all sorted out and I will be trying it again tomorrow!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Tweet your heart out.

This evening I have been playing with an idea that has me intrigued. Recently I have noticed more and more of my students getting involved with twitter. I am all for getting education to be relevant to them. I have been reading a lot if tweets about using twitter in the classroom, and I found a really interesting article titled, 50 ways to use twitter in the classroom" by Samantha Miller.

One of the ideas that is mentioned in the article states to have students tweet about what they learned for the day and questions that they might still have after the lesson.  I think I think I will try it.   Remember that you can follow me @ifoundinfinity on twitter.   I'll keep you posted on how things go.

Student Acheivement

This post is a collection of recent student success on various quizzes and tests.  They were all relatively close together, so I opted for one post.  I'm very proud of them.  Some students found success but chose not to have a picture taken, so I also want to congratulate those students as well.  Keep up the good work all.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

I forgot to mention...

I was reminded yesterday to take pictures of the students who made an A on the quadratics quiz.  Well here they are!
Keep up the good work Greg, Shawn, and Devan!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Great success for difficult topic

Yesterday I gave a test to my Algebra 2 students on quadratics and it was probably the most difficult test that I have ever given. I was so excited to see that this group of students had the best scores of any group I have ever assessed. Those students pictured below received an A and I am extremely proud of them.

Awesome work Greg, Charlie, Ryan, Devon, and Trey!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Trials and Tribulations

I just thought I should reflect a little on my Globaloria experience so far this semester.  I would like to preface by saying that a recommended class size of 15 to 20 students is about like hitting the nail on the head.  I have 30 in my Algebra 2/Globaloria class and I think that is the root of my troubles.

I will reiterate that for content integration, Globaloria Lite needs to be developed.  I have started taking the one day a week devoted to Globaloria, and that seems to be working for the time being.  I am having trouble getting students to turn in the permission forms, which is much harder to track with 30 students.  Also, unfortunately my Teacher's Assistant has moved, so I am back to working on this venture alone.  I'll be honest, I am a little scared, but I read some of my students' first blog post and it was helpful.  They seem to be enjoying class and are hopeful to be starting work on their own games. <-- Student Blog

I think they like what they consider down time at the end of the week.  It's still early, but I'm hopeful.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Student Success

WTG!  Alex, Becky, Mikayla, Madison, Sara, Emily, and Andres!!

Awesome job Zandra and Trevor

Friday, February 3, 2012

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Algebra 2 success

A+ on first Algebra 2 test!  I couldn't be prouder!
WTG Greg Devan and Trey!

Digital Learning Day

Just wanted to share my DLD photos.  I have posted them to twitter using #wvdlday #dlday @gosoapbox  with my account @ifoundinfinity

These are photos of my classes using to respond to class questions in class both on laptops and cell phones.  We have been using this for months now and it is wonderful.  My students like that they can respond without others knowing it is them.

There are also pictures of my Algebra 2 class using MS Excel to graph Galileo's vertical motion equation to discover the shape of quadratic functions.