Secondly.... for those of you who don't know much about me, I teach in the lovely Carolinas! Which means light jacket winters most of the time, and up until the past 2 weeks it we have had a mostly light jacket winter and a snow day free life at school... Last week we were hit with a lovely ice/sleet/snow storm, which could have been much worse, but none the less had us out of school for 4 1/2 days... no joke. Then this week rolled around clear 7 day forecast, possibly a dusting on Tuesday- just enough to distract my students and look pretty as it falls out of the sky but nothing serious. Or so I thought.... I wake up at 6:30 to a phone call- The county my brother works in has a 2 hour delay... "What? Are you SERIOUS?" I hop on twitter... Yep! 2 hour delay for me too! I tried going back to sleep (normally not a problem), but today I am WIDE awake then one of my team mates text me at about 7:30 am WE ARE CLOSED! I couldn't believe it! It ended up snowing ALL day long about an inch maybe. Around 5:00 we get the call again... NO SCHOOL TOMORROW! I am just beside myself! I never thought this northern girl would say ENOUGH WITH THE SNOW DAYS!!!! We have a "Big" storm heading our way too- I have officially said good bye to my spring break.....
With all of the snow days I was able to find an AWESOME math resource that I have started using in my class. It is Apple App called Show Me. It is the neatest thing ever. It is basically a drawing pad that you can record with. You open the app and it is an "interactive white board" You can draw or type some things out and then start recording or you can just click record. When it is recording you can draw and talk students through a math problem. We are finishing up area and perimeter, so I did my first video on finding the missing side. It is really neat *not so much my abilities, but more of the program itself* I was able to talk through step by step what was going on, use different colors, and write out every step for my students to see. Once the video is finished, you can email it to yourself. Then it takes you to the link and it actually gives you several ways to share it with students. My favorite way is that you can actually embed the video into your class website! I am going to use this as math resource/homework help page on my class website! Check out my first one below (just promise you won't make fun of me! :) )
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Love Always, Diana Lynn