Are You Using Video in Your Classroom?

Are You Using Video in Your Classroom?

This summer I did a three-part series on Student Created Videos. In it, I have a checklist, a couple of tutorials on how to get the footage into your computer, and how to share it.

Are You Using Video in Your Classroom?

I’d like to know a bit more of how you as a teacher are using video in the classroom. So if you have 3 minutes to spare, below is a 3 question survey that would help tailor future blog posts to the devices and software you’re using.

Thanks for your time!

The Journey of a Student’s Understanding of Number Using the Ten Frame – Part Two

The Journey of a Student’s Understanding of Number Using the Ten Frame – Part Two

If you are just joining us, you will want to check out Part One of this series. It is important that we listen to students and create learning experiences that encourage them to build more sophisticated mental structures. Weston was only seeing the ten frames as the total number of dots and the spaces without dots.Continue Reading

An Inexpensive, Easy to Build, Substitute for a LASER Pointer

An Inexpensive, Easy to Build, Substitute for a LASER Pointer

I have always been hesitant to use a LASER pointer in the science lab or classroom. Even though I may know the pointer is safe to use, I’ve never allowed any student to use it. If  a student somehow directed its beam into another person’s eyes, I did not want to spend time dealing withContinue Reading

BYOD Making Connections to Pedagogy

BYOD Making Connections to Pedagogy

In my last post I shared information about apps you could have your students download and save on their devices for use in the classroom. I know there are many apps available and you may still be a bit overwhelmed about which ones you may want to incorporate in the classroom. I definitely understand. ThanksContinue Reading

Why Teachers in Finland Are Highly Respected

Why Teachers in Finland Are Highly Respected

This morning I watched and listened to a Ted-Talk by Pasi Sahlberg, a university professor from Helsinki, Finland.  He has written a book titled, Finnish Lessons, in which he talks about the education system of Finland.  Finland is a small, northern European country of only about five and a half-million people and has a landContinue Reading

Debbie Investigates Math and Science Education News

Debbie Investigates Math and Science Education News

Each week Debbie Osborne scours the web for the best math and science educational news and opportunities for teachers. From Marbles in a Coffee Can, Lessons in Life and Math Photo Credit: NPR/Sarah Tilotta …marble games help kids hone their math skills because they’re hands-on and visual. You can manipulate marbles using the laws ofContinue Reading

The Journey of a Student’s Understanding of Number Using the Ten Frame – Part One

The Journey of a Student’s Understanding of Number Using the Ten Frame – Part One

What should I do next? This is a question a teacher reflects on multiple times a day. Sequencing tasks so that they are within a student’s zone of potential construction is incredibly important. Today’s blog articulates how I chose a new task for Weston based off of what I knew about his mathematical knowledge andContinue Reading

How Closely Do You Listen to Your Students?

How Closely Do You Listen to Your Students?

Summer is always an exciting time for our family, which often involves a lengthy road trip. This summer on our “Route 66” trip we stopped at a diner for a late lunch and to stretch our legs. The first thing that the waitress at the diner did was to hand each of our three kidsContinue Reading

Debbie Investigates Math and Science Education News

Debbie Investigates Math and Science Education News

Each week Debbie Osborne scours the web for the best math and science educational news and opportunities for teachers. Who is Your Inner Explorer? – Take the Quiz You don’t have to have a Facebook page to take the quiz! My ‘inner explorer’ is Sir Edmund Hillary. I took the quiz again answering everything prettyContinue Reading