World Cup draw

This is part II of our reflections on the World Cup games.  Part I, World Cup rankings, explained and let students practice with the formula and weighting that is used to establish each country’s team rank.

This second activity deals with the method of sorting the teams into 4-team groups for the first round of play.  Students can study the draw, make observations, and then try to create what they think might be a more fair method for deciding which countries should compete in the opening matches.

WorldCup-Part II–Pots2018.pdf

For members we have an editable Word docx and solutions

WorldCup-Part II–Pots2018.docx       WorldCup-Part II–Pots2018-solution.pdf

CCSS: 7.SP, HSS.MD, MP.1, MP.3

from Yummy Math https://www.yummymath.com/2018/world-cup-draw-2/

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ISTE 2018: Where I’ll Be Presenting and Joining in the Learning #iste18

My schedule for the Edtech Event of the Year!

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis

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ISTE 2018 is here again. I’ve been going most years since 2006 and while it overwhelms me, it is truly an awesome learning experience. This post is full of resources to get the most of your ISTE 2018 experience whether you are there (or not.)

ISTE 2018 hashtags


Remember to follow (and use) the official hashtag of #ISTE18 and #NotAtISTE18 so you can see what needs to be seen!

Lots of PD for those Not at ISTE


Remember that if you’re not going, there are lots of events including the Not at ISTE Ignite and other Events. The folks over at Edublogger have created an epic remote participation guide for ISTE 2018

Places to Join:

 

If You’re Attending ISTE Live or Online

If you’re attending and you want to help crowdsource the notes, check out Tzvi Pittinsky’s crowdsourced ISTE Notes and join in with the Google sheet where you can add your notes.

I’ll also be taping quite a few ISTE 2018 episodes for the next season of the 10-Minute Teacher. If you want to know how to get the most out of ISTE, check out this podcast I did last year with Terry Freedman from the UK.

Where I’m Presenting at ISTE 2018

I’ve tweeted with Peggy George and I think she’s going to ask the #PasstheScopeEDU folks to join the session as well (and I hope they do!) Say hello and if you join the session, tweet me @coolcatteacher – I’m always happy to help with your questions.

Students Won’t Stop Fact Checking Me: Teach Kids to Read News Critically (Panel)

Monday, June 25, 8:30 – 9:30 am CDT
Type of Event: ISTE 2018 Panel Discussion on Location and Streamed by ISTE
Location: W196C
Panelists: Scott Bedley, Amanda Dykes, Bill Selak and me!
Program Link: https://conference.iste.org/2018/program/search/detail_session.php?id=110831195

It’s more important than ever to teach kids how to read news critically. We’ll cover strategies for evaluating online resources and discuss media fluency to make sure students know which sources to trust and which to reject. We’ll also address fake articles, fake photos and fake videos.

Live Q&A: Using Technology to Stay in Touch with Parents (Facebook Live)

Monday, June 25, 11:15 am – 11:30 AM CDT
Type of Event: Facebook Live Stream and in the Exhibit Hall Booth 685
Location: https://www.facebook.com/events/190681735103549/
Panelists: Christelle Pasteals (Instructional Technology Coach) and me

Join us for a live conversation from #ISTE2018 where we’ll be chatting about ways teachers are using technology to stay in touch with parents. Joining us will be blogger Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher) and Christelle Pastelas, an instructional technology coach. Vicki and Christelle will be sharing their experiences using parent communication tools, as well as tips for making it go smoothly.  Bring your questions and we’ll try to get as many as we can during this exciting live event!

ISTE Bytes: a 2 Minute Overview of the GoogSmacked Panel (Presentation)

Tuesday, June 26, 10:15 – 11:15 am CDT
Location: W181a
Type of Event: Listen and Learn Multi Presentation
Presenters: Gayle Berthiaume, Jeff Bradbury, Jessica Cabeen, Rico D’Amore, Jen Giffen, Dr. Randy Hansen, Carl Hooker, Jennifer Hehotsky, David Lockart, Jenny Mgiera, James McCrary, Kim Polishuke, Diane Powell, Dr. Julene Reed, Dr. Mike Ribbel, Kenneth Sheldon, Beth Smith, Sean Wybrant, Mike Yakubovsky and me
Program Link: https://conference.iste.org/2018/program/search/detail_session.php?id=111014077

Join an ISTE Bytes session to get a preview of future presentations from the ISTE program. Enjoy 2-minute presentations on upcoming sessions.

Get Goog-Smacked: An Epic Smackdown of Gsuite Tools and Teaching Tips (Panel)

Wednesday, June 27, 10:00 -11:00 am CDT
Location: W375/Skyline
Type of Event: Listen and Learn Panel on Location and Streamed by ISTE
Presenters: Kasey Bell, Eric Curts, Matt Miller and I’ll be moderating!
Program Link: https://conference.iste.org/2018/program/search/detail_session.php?id=110856258

Join a high-energy panel of Google Suite pros to learn about best practices and tips from K-12. During this smackdown, panelists will share at least 50 tips and examples of how to use G Suite tools across all subject areas and grade levels, including some of the latest innovations.

goog-smacked-2minute

Other Places I’ll Visit and Chances for You to Win Even If You’re Not at ISTE


PowerSchool School of the Future

I’ll be visiting the PowerSchool School of the Future booth #1209. Last year, their classroom of the future was really cool but this year, they are leveling it up.

Link for information: https://www1.powerschool.com/iste-2018/

Acer

Booth 2002. I’ve been partnering with Acer to promote their STEAM Lab Makeover contest. Whether you’re going to ISTE or not, you’ll want to enter this contest!

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SMART Technologies

Booth 1203. I’ve been partnering with SMART promoting their Give Greatness program designed to recognize educators with classroom equipment. Nominate an educator who inspires you to give greatness and you can both win!

Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the companies mentioned have sponsored blog posts or podcast episodes with me in the past including: SMART, Acer, PowerSchool and Bloomz. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

This post, however, is not a sponsored post and this schedule is my own.

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Fibonacci coloring

Let your students simply enjoy coloring our designs or artistically play with the whole creation of Φ designs.

Fibonacci latticeFibonacci lattice

GoldenSpiral-colorGolden spiral

Pentagram-colorPentagram and Golden triangles

Simply coloring our Fibonacci patterns might allow students to ponder the Fibonacci sequence (while they learn more about its beauty) and just relax while creating a pretty image.

We’ve given you colorless patterns that students can shade in their own way (for a simple coloring project) or you can use our Fibonacci Project document to allow students to create these patterns themselves.

GoldenSpiral GoldenTriangleBlank

Clicking on any of these images will take you to pdf drawings of the grids that you can print and color.


Here’s a little background on Fibonacci numbers and how they relate to these designs:  Fibonacci-Numbers.pdf

Student samples HERE.

For members we have editable Word drawings of our patterns and a terrific poject idea that lets students create their own designs.

FibonacciGrid.docx    GoldenSpiral.docx    GoldenPentagram.docx

New – Golden-ratio-understanding-and-project.pdf   ♥ ♥ ♥

from Yummy Math https://www.yummymath.com/2018/fibonacci-coloring-2/

World Cup rankings

In December soccer teams with the strongest world rankings were chosen to play in the once-every-4-years World Cup. The World Cup competition has just begun and will continue through July 15th.

The team rankings are calculated in a pretty complex manner.  Wanna learn how?

Students can explore the ranking formula and do their own calculations to rank teams.  Does it all seem fair?

The activity: PartI-WorldCupRanking2018.pdf

For members we have an editable docx and solutions.

PartI-WorldCupRanking2018.docx         PartI-WorldCupRanking2018-solution.pdf

CCSS: 5.OA, 5.NBT, 5.NF.B, 6.NS.B, 6.EE, 6.SP, 7.EE, 8.F, 8.SP, HSA

from Yummy Math https://www.yummymath.com/2018/world-cup-rankings-2/

Inside the Mind of a Teacher Who Reads Body Language

Microexpressions and Relationships Matter

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis

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No one ever said I was omnipotent. I can’t see into the minds of the children I teach nor can I understand them sometimes. But I can figure out how to make them laugh while they learn.

I read the thousand tiny microexpressions that reveal the little things that make a big difference in our bondedness of being teacher and student.

I don’t need to know why they didn’t sleep last night to know they are tired from it and might have trouble concentrating.

And therein lies my gift.

Some people read books. I read people.

And for better or worse when I bounce into a room, I open the book of your face and take the plunge.

microexpressions

A note to the reader:

Microexpressions matter.

 First, microexpressions are an important part of reading body language. While you could watch some episodes of Lie to Me (warning not for kids, some episodes have adult topics), you can learn about microexpressions other ways. While I was at the Army War College last week, I met someone in security who recommended the book What Every BODY is Saying: An Ex-FBI Agent’s Guide to Speed-Reading People.

(In case you’re wondering, the week at the Army War College National Security Summit is non-attribution. That means, I can say I learned something AT the War College but I’m not allowed to use names.)

Writing journey. 

Second, this summer as one of my personal learning curiosities, I’m going through The Write-Brain Workbook by Bonnie Neubauer. It is full of 400 writing activities. The blog post above is one of those activities and it opened up something I’ve been wanting to talk about for some time — microexpressions. (See 5 Ideas to Help You Grow to help set up your personal growth plan this summer.)

Relationships matter. 

Finally, I do truly think that an ability to read people can be used for great good (and for harm.) However, as a teacher, I’ve found that learning about body language and reading books like Compelling People: The Hidden Qualities that Make Us Influential by John Neffinger give me things to consider in my mind to help me understand the relational aspect of life including the body language I observe and others see me do.

In another book I’m reading, Integrity: The Courage to Meet the Demands of Reality by Henry Cloud, Dr. Cloud shares that as we go through life that we leave a wake. That life wake consists of the tasks we accomplish and the relationships we form. Both are important.

Some people complete a lot of tasks but nobody wants to be around them. Other folks are really nice people but you’d never ask them to organize a birthday party or lead a transformation team. To be successful, we need to have both.

Happy summer! It is nice to clear my head and start thinking after living through the madness of May.

Side Note: I’m sending some of these topics related to excellence also to my 80 Days of Excellence mailing list. If you want to join, click below. I may have to rename the list now that the 80 days are done, but I got such great feedback from them.

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WHY KIDS CAN’T STOP MOVING: THE NEUROSCIENCE BEHIND A STUDENT’S NEED TO MOVE

Suzanne Cresswell in the Top 10-Minute Teacher Show of 2018 (so far)

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis

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Students have reasons for how they behave, particularly if they have learning differences and learn in unique ways. Occupational and physical therapist, Suzanne Cresswell, helps us understand children and why some of them just can’t stop moving. We’re counting them down! This is the #1 Episode of Season 3 of the 10-Minute Teacher.

 

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The #1 Show of Season 3 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

This week we’re counting down the top shows of the season! Enjoy!

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Want to know how to make your own podcast? Check out Podcasting Equipment Setup and Software I use on the 10-Minute Teacher for help!

Disclosure of Material Connection: This is a “sponsored podcast episode.” The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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The longest day

Sunrise on summer solstice at Stonehenge

On Thursday, June 21st, at 06:07 am EST, the Earth’s North Pole will be tilted as far towards the Sun as it will ever be in the year.  This marks the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and the summer solstice … a time that has been revered for centuries.

In this activity, students compare length of daylight to place latitude while studying the correlation, evaluating Excel generated formulas, and appreciating the significance of this date.

The activity: June20/21st.pdf

For members we have an editable Word doc, solutions, and our Excel sheet of data and charts.

June20/21st.doc       June20/21st-solutions.pdf      latitudes-daylight.xlsx

CCSS: 6.EE, 7.NS, 7.EE, 7.SP, 8.EE, 8.F, HSA.APR, HSA.REI

from Yummy Math https://www.yummymath.com/2018/the-longest-day-2/