“The term professional learning community has become quite commonplace in education circles. The term describes a collegial group who are united in their commitment to an outcome. In the case of education, the commitment would be to student learning” Technology has provided educators with unlimited tools that make it possible to connect and teach […]
Ever wish you had number cards for numbers larger than 100? Think of all the possibilities of things you could do with these cards….ordering numbers, sorting numbers, creating decimals, creating operations, using them as the answer and having kids make up the problem, etc…. Enjoy!
Are you interested in improving your community through STEM? What if you had the technology and the money to do so? Check out this great opportunity and apply by October 31! We are excited to announce the launch of Samsung Solve for Tomorrow 2014/2015 contest. From now until October 31st, we are accepting applications from […]
If you haven’t already seen the Companion Guides 2014 the teachers at the convening at the beginning of summer started creating for Grades 1-5, pop on over here and check them out. Remember they are ever evolving as we add more material. The group is working on a document for vocabulary and consistency to add also. I […]
The Office of Assessment has received a memo from Measured Progress regarding the calculator designations for next year’s Oklahoma College and Career Ready Assessments for grades 6-8. The memo is available to be downloaded below.
Last Wednesday, March 19, I sent out the Calculator Policy Memo to provide some clarity on the many rules that are floating around regarding calculator use for this year’s test, this year’s “Item Tryout,” and next year’s test. Give it a read here: While this memo is quite helpful, there have been a few changes […]
Today’s article was written by Ryan Burkett of Pioneer Technology Center. What does mathematical understanding look like? Reams of paper stuffed with calculations and correct answers could be an indicator that a student understands the mathematical elements involved in problem solving. However, with the move toward Common Core State Standards, mathematics students must develop an […]
With the number of education apps exploding, having access to a few of the websites out there that are keeping track and reviewing them is essential. So, we stole this list straight from underneath Scott McLeod… don’t tell him. In his post, he links to a great Google Docs that he updates occasionally with various websites […]
The word “fractions” can immediately strike up fear in any elementary teacher or student. The topic has been very misunderstood because of preconceived notions that students will never really understand it, so fractions were never really given a fair chance to be understood through conceptual and hands-on teaching. With the new Oklahoma Academic Standards, it […]
When I started teaching, the biggest challenge for me was assessment. It seemed like I was always two to three days behind in discovering what my students knew or did not know. This all changed after a co-worker introduced me to remote response systems or clickers for short. We sat together as Butch Holland from […]
After an early morning drive to this year’s REAC3H Regional kickoff meeting in Lawton, my wife and I made the short drive to Wichita, KS to attend our first ever EdCamp. My review: 1) Lot’s of ed tech focus (maybe too much for me, but still great!) and 2) With a little education on how they work, this is the […]
Good Afternoon! Think Through Math is excited to be partnering again with Oklahoma State Department of Education! We are looking forward to the 2013-2014 school year. Oklahoma schools can now take advantage of this award-winning math program for their students in 3rd Grade math through 8th grade. The program and training for using Think Through Math will […]