Category: Teaching Online

You teach ONLINE? AND What I have been up to this week!

You teach ONLINE?

When I tell others that I teach middle school math online, the first thing they say is, “How does that work?”, followed by an endless amount of other questions.

It seems like most people who I have come across do not know about online schools, so I will come back and update this if we change our plans……


Welcome Video for Students

I am thinking about making a welcome video to send to my students.

First, I must say that I need to start going to bed earlier.  It never fails, I end up staying up late right before the school……


First Week of School Ideas and Resources Part 1

IN A FEW SHORT WEEKS, WE GO BACK TO SCHOOL…

Are you looking for something to do on the first day or first week of school? This FREE questionnaire is great for that and for getting to know your students. Yes, you might not have……


Top 5 Reasons I LOVE Teaching Online

Keep in mind, most of these reasons have nothing to do with actually teaching online, but they are the major perks of the lifestyle!Enough said…


Inevitable Excitement from the TPT Conference Has Cost Me Last Night’s Sleep

Inevitable Excitement from the TPT Conference Has Cost Me Last Night’s Sleep.
My Positive Experience at the TPT Conference on July 11th, 2014.  

When I first got an e-mail about the conference, I started out by thinking it would be weird to go because I was only a seller for less than a……


Preview of the Mini Interactivity: Find the Mean or the Average of a Set of Numbers

Download the free .swf file here.

This is a quick, interactive resource that can be used on the computer.

When you play the SWF file, make sure you hit the continue button when you are ready to move on. Also, once you have entered your……


Blank Coordinate Planes – Reproducible

 Free Blank Coordinate Planes (Reproducible):  6 to a page  Great for use in the math classroom!

Description:  Blank coordinate planes.  6 to a page.  Each coordinate plane includes -5 to 5 (5 spaces on each side of the x-axis and y-axis).  The graphs are not numbered.  The graph is dark, so it will……


Excited about Adobe Captivate: Triangle Race to the Top

I have been working with a new (to me) program called Adobe Captivate.  My colleague discovered the program while searching for something completely unrelated online.  Since then, we have discovered that is an AMAZING program with infinite capabilities.   We use Captivate to make interactive activities including video lesson components.  If you are interested in trying the……


What can you do with the extra time after a lesson?

Try the Guess a Mystery Number game.  It is great for a warm-up or for when you have extra time after the lesson.  Download the free game.

Here is a sample of a completed……


Orientation to Training and VNTT

Started online training today….  The training that I attended this morning (Orientation to Training and VNTT) was an hour-long session introducing us to Blackboard Collaborate and showing us how to register for required training.  Most of the information I already knew from exploring the website, but there were a few things that I hadn’t seen……