Just thought I'd share a little bit of what is happening in my class with you ...
I'm working on a Minecraft Project on Surface Area and Volume with my work place 20 student ... they are to build a splash/water park with different geometric solids ...excited to see what they come up with.
Here are a few examples of student projects from grade 9 math we've been doing ...
Symmetry (pixel art project) - https://sway.com/EBJwumIUQ6tqfjf1
Surface Area - https://sway.com/OfhR1JOoCBvMbmlg
Here's a couple of videos I have produced that promote what I do in my classroom
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_tq6X2ufsM (used this to enter a contest for a maker space)
and here's a blog I wrote on rcsdconnect
Here's a great project I've been working with our division tech coach Genna Rodriguez on tapping into Entrepreneurs for my business tech 9 class https://flipgrid.com/bt09 (password bt09)
and here's a student blog entry on this project http://doyouevencurlbro.weebly.com/tylers-blog/cj-and-kelly-flipgrid-learning
Using goformative.com has been a great addition to my teaching tool box. Students love it and being able to get a read on class and individual performance is amazing. Instant feedback is game changing.
Got outside and had kids measure the height of the school using similar triangles ... nice to do a math lab and get outside.
I love my job ... always ways to learn and get better!
Dean Vendramin. Educator for over 20 years. Currently Education Leader for Math/Science at Archbishop M.C. O'Neill Catholic High School. Have a passion for all things in education with emphasis on technology integration, assessment, professional development, and 21 Century Education. Posts are articles he has written for the Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation monthly newsletter The Bulletin, Saskatchewan Math Teachers' Society The Variable, blog requests from memberships he is a part of, and his own thoughts.