Augmented Reality: an Alternative to QR Codes? Over the past year we have seen QR Codes make a mark in the classroom as an easy way to send students to a site, make interactive book talks , share information with parents at Open House , among many other uses. But what is augmented reality (AR) and how does it match up for classroom use? From dictionary.com : - - an artificial environment created through the combination of real-world and computer-generated data. My first experience (other than on TV) was seeing a couple of our teachers play with String at our Regional Ed Tech Cadre.
Angles, Triangles, and the Start of Geometry in 6th Grade Math! With the beginning of our geometry units in 6th grade math, it has been all about angles and triangles this past week! Thanks to some creative (and cheap!) angle ideas I found on social media, I was able to incorporate some new things in my classroom this year as we start geometry! Art With Mr. E: Line Design w/ Shading- The Steps Another MNPS art teacher showed me this project several years ago, and I really liked it. I tweeked it a bit here and there, but it is basically as he showed me. The students LOVE IT! I do this with 4th grade, but I guess you could try it with other grade levels. All you need is paper, Sharpie, and colored pencils! Start by drawing a curve line across the paper.
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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. Teachers don’t work in the summer! Yah-right!! Two of my “on vacation” teacher-friends posted the following to Pinterest and Facebook this week! They are thinking, planning, and preparing for FALL! Math Coach’s Corner A great way to practice measuring angles!
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