"It was helpful today to put the finishing touches on our colloborative project "Improving Communication and Collaboration in Math using Digital Tools". This will be a valuable resource moving forward as it provides a collection of…"
"Today gave our group a great opportunity to revisit how effect the Blog could be as a communication tool for learning and making connections. We had a discussion about the difference between learning goals and success criteria. Through discussion,…"
"Today was a good day to get back into blogging. I started my class blog. We got started with our student blogs but it felt very rushed and chaotic.
When we had a chance to look at great ideas through many class blogs and student blogs looking…"
"It was very helpful today to meet with my colleagues and to discuss our next steps with technology integration in math for this new school year. We took some time to answer questions related to blogging. It was helpful to take some time…"
"Edublogs (adding new students, adding new Widgets, Plugins, adding/removing subscribers, trouble shooting, sharing ideas etc)
Reviewed new resources: Big Idea by Dr.Small Grades 4-8
Discussed our understanding of Learning Goals and Success…"
"Today our motivated group of teachers dove deeper into the world of blogging about math. How can we use the blog to showcase student outcomes in mathematics in a way that encourages 'Math Talk'. Exploring multiple blogs from teachers in…"
"Today was an excellent opportunity to delve into the skills that students require at various levels while learning about fractions. It seems to me that understanding teaching .. And learning is a complex undertaking. It is so important for each of…"
"Thank you Kristy Illman for joining our group today to help us dive into specific content area around fractions. As teachers, we sometimes focus solely on our specific grade expectations, that we forget to look at where the students have come and…"
-created learning goals & success criteria for numeration (e.g., Topic: Fractions)
-created a continuum of fractional expectations across the K-6 grades
-fractions can mean different things or be…"
"We worked with Kristy Illman today and worked together to develop a continuum for teaching fractions from Kindergarten to grade 6. As a grade one teacher, I found it helpful to see how the specific skills built on each other throughout the…"
"Wow! It took us one full day to look at a big idea in fractions and make a continuum of how it progresses from kindergarten to grade 6. A huge emphasis is starting with concrete such as pattern blocks year after year to wait until the students are…"
"Today we tackled the world of fractions in a meaningful way. It is such a rarity to have the time to look at curriculum expectations for a strand through the lens of a developing continuum from Kindergarten straight through to Grade 6. Using…"
"At today’s session we had a lot of new learnings with regards to the continuum of Fractions from Kindergarten to Grade 6. It was valuable information with regards to how to take students from concrete to abstract representations. I…"
By establishing new learning partnerships with our students focused on student inquiry, and the meaningful application of assessment for, as and of learning, our project aims to improve student learning in K-6 Numeracy, while at the same time leveraging the power of digital tools like the use of iPads and blogging to improve student outcomes in the areas of 6C's and P (creativity, communication, collaboration, critical thinking, citizenship, character, and problem solving).Throughout our…See More
"Today was another informative day at our blogging TLLP! One of my big learnings today focused on how we store images and videos of our students. For our protection, it is important to upload student photos and videos to our…"
"We have had lots of opportunity to discuss/reflect today on our current teaching practice. Listening to the recording of my own voice during the collaboration piece of a recent three part math lesson revealed a few next steps for me.