Non-Apologetic Promotion of Twitter

Update:  50+ Twitter Links, including a Prezi about Twitter in Education. There have been at least 3 times in the last week when I have showed a colleague this website and have gotten a surprised look of, "Where did you get all of these ideas?"  When I tell people that Twitter feeds a majority of my inspiration to go looking for things, they start listening.  But no one ever really seems to follow through by actually signing up for Twitter.  From what I can tell, it is a slight fear of just not knowing enough.  So, here I'm sharing a…
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Math Games for Integers, Multiplication, and Combining Like Terms

I have some slightly under-prepared students semester, so I suggested to them that they should try to work on their basic skills outside of class.  However, this requires me to provide some recommended resources to them, and these are what I have discovered: Multiplication Factoris - Tetris-style game for multiplication facts. Penguin Jump - Fun Multiplication Game that can be played with up to 4 people from around the world. Dad's Worksheets - For those who just want the traditional worksheets to practice with. Combining Like Terms Combining Like Terms Quartet - This like terms game requires you to match the center term with its the appropriate…
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Poster Presentation Tips

Here are few links I have gathered for those planning to make a poster presentation, or who wish to pass these tips onto your students.  This is a skill that has not come easy to me as I am colorblind.  =D Scientific Literature and Writing: Poster Presentations Creating Effective Posters: An Effective Poster Advice on Designing Scientific Posters Presentation Tips from Society for Neuroscience Poster Presentations:  Designing Effective Posters Tips for Presenting Your Research in a Poster Presentation - link to short 3 page PDF file Poster Presentation Tips - link to short 2 page PDF file  
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Miscellaneous Links

After a recent afternoon meeting about statistics, I needed to find a few old links that I had buried away.  Well, here are a few odds and ends I found while looking: 1.  Virtual Math Lab at Texas A&M - This is a very good resource for College Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, and Beginning Algebra.  When I opened my link, it actually opened on 'Absolute Value Equations', which means that's probably what my students were struggling with when I initially discovered this website back in 2009. 2.  Quick-and-Dirty Guide to the TI-83, TI-83+, TI-84, and TI-84+ - Although it seems like it would…
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10 Potentially Helpful Resources

Here is the most recent set of helpful resources that I have sort of stumbled upon out of well over 200 hundred that I've looked at today: 1.  Broad Texter - This is a service that allows you to create a group so that your students can join so that they can receive text messages from you.  In fact, I've set up one for my students that I hope to use in the near future.  Feel free to sign up at the top of the page if you're so inclined. 2.  Smart Teaching Blog - My biggest advice when looking at…
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Teaching the Unit Circle

This is simply another consequence of my poking around the web, and although I haven't taught trigonometry since last summer, I would consider using either of these ideas in the future: 1.  Touch Trigonometry - This is an interactive trigonometry graph and circle featuring the six basic trig functions.  I wasn't a fan at first because I'm colorblind, which made it seem like there was just too much going on, but I can see that it is a useful tool for those who are able to distinguish colors. 2.  Serving Unit-Circle Trigonometry on a Paper Plate - At first I thought…
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