Tuesday Teacher Tips

October 14, 2014

SGG Math Rubrics, QR Codes and Office 365/OneDrive, My Maps, & Kid President!

Student Growth Goals - Resources for Math Goals

Many of you have decided to write a math goal for your first Student Growth Goal, and that has brought up a lot of discussion about assessing student growth. There are many people who have decided to use a pre/post test method to assess growth, and while that can be very helpful, it only let's the student know if they got it or didn't.

To better communicate growth to students and parents, it might be helpful to write a rubric that details what a student can do, and where they should be headed. Just like writing rubrics can be very valuable for providing feedback, a math rubric can accomplish the same.

But what does a math rubric look like? It may be as simple as identifying one standard to use for your enduring skill with four-five different levels of performance identified and what students can accomplish at each level. To help visualize that, I've located some examples of rubrics. These rubrics each cover a number of standards - your SGG rubric, might just be one of the standards and be pretty simple- see the links below (underlined and in blue).

You can be creative with your categories of progress - using performance levels or numbers. And the links above represent a number of different strategies for rubric writing.

Need more examples? Try doing an Internet search for your grade level and math rubrics. ex "4th Grade Math Rubrics". You might also add CCSS or Everyday Math to that search to be more specific.

How to Use the QR Code feature in Office 365/OneDrive to Share Documents

How to Create a QR Code Using Office 365/OneDrive

Teaching Geography with Google's My Maps

In a recent Google Hangout with Eminence's very own Mr. Piercey I learned about a really cool feature in Google's My Maps. You can use the line function to draw polygon's identify area in sq mileage and perimeter and then drag that area to another to compare.

His demonstration was so cool, I had to do a screencast to show you how it works - see below.

For more information/ideas for using Google Maps in your classroom, check out this blog post: Using Google My Maps for Classroom Projects by Robert Elliot. The post is from 2009, so things look a little different, but the ideas are good. You might also want to watch this longer video from Dotto Tech, "Google Maps, Five Awesome Tips you Probably Didn't Know".

Tip for Using Google's My Maps in the Classroom

A Pep Talk from Kid President and Grover! - Just for Fun - or maybe Inspiration?

A Pep Talk from Kid President and GROVER!

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