Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Making Connections through#EdCampVoxer



If you're looking for a great way to "ease into" the 
EdCamp model of Professional Development....
#EdCampVoxer is going on right now!

Download the Voxer App

and then join in a chat for the topic that you're interested in sharing and learning more about...
You can find the different chats by using the link here to the developers of this awesome way to connect and share resources...

I've started a chat for 
"Connecting Classrooms to Share in the Learning"
Here's the link if you're interested in joining us...

There's a lot being shared on different ways to connect classrooms and share learning with other classes through 
Skype
Voxing
Edmodo
Padlet
Google Hangouts
Global Math Task Twitter Challenges


 
Hop over and join in the fun!
It's a great way to get an idea of how the 
EdCamp model of Professional Development works

Enjoy your day!
Heidi


Thursday, December 24, 2015

Crash Course ...




Christmas Break is upon us and I wanted to a minute wish everyone a 
Merry Christmas
Happy Holidays
and a 
Wonderful New Year!

Some of the things I'm thankful for this year...

Connections!
amazing opportunity to connect my students with other classes around the world!
So looking forward to learning from more of you in 2016!
If you haven't had the opportunity to join in the fun yet...
take a leap of faith and jump on into the fun!

Just search for the hashtag #gmttc or #gmttc4 in the Twitter search bar.
You don't have to be signed up to play along...you don't have to wait for your week
if you are signed up ...jump in and share when you have the chance!

Mystery Skype and Mystery Voxer are two other ways I've been able to connect my students to share their learning with others! LOVE the questioning and thoughtfulness that goes into each one of these amazing projects!

One thing I look forward to catching up on this break is 
Reading... specifically this gem of a book that I have been wanting to read all year long!
Yes it's been on my bedside table since July! and Yes...I have picked it up several times...
and NO :( I haven't stayed awake long enough to finish even one page...
But that's about to change! I love being able to relax and learn during breaks!
Anyone read or wanting to read this book?
Want to connect to share in the learning?
I've found a page of Periscope videos from a book talk the author has shared that I'd be happy to pass along to anyone that would like to listen along.

I look forward to connecting with teachers and classes more in the 
2016 year! 

Enjoy!
    Heidi

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Equivalent Fractions Task Card


So I decided to take the 
Equivalent Fraction Four Corners a step further
and used problems similar to the TNReady format for fractions
to create these task cards.
You can download them HERE


If you'd like a copy of the new 
Four Corners google slide
Go HERE
You can see a preview and click through the google slides below.


Hope you find these useful!
My kiddos LOVE playing four corners and completing task card scoots!

Enjoy the day,
Heidi