When we were fully remote and then hybrid, I wanted to give my students options in their learning and I wanted one of the learning options to be visual. When I set up my Canvas for a lesson, I have a table where the left side is read and the right side is watch. On the left side I include these infonotes (yes, I made that up but it’s my blog so I can, LOL) and some hand written notes. On the watch side I include videos, some made by me and some that I have found. Some students (I’m one of those students) don’t like to watch videos, but some students don’t understand without the video. This gives them the option to learn with a style that is best for them.
Now that we are back in person, I still post these options. They can learn from me, or they can chose to read or watch videos.
I’ve included my infonotes for the quadrilateral unit. I have them for every unit in Geometry so I’ll need to get around to posting those :-).
I also used these two activities I have previously posted as an exploration for interior and exterior angles.
I modified these Desmos activities I found to use with this unit. They are wonderful as is, but some of my lower functioning kiddos struggle with explaining so we have a conversation instead of typing. I posted the original activities below so it also gives credit to the author. One day soon (as soon as my dissertation is done) I will be creating in Desmos!!!
A few weeks ago I shared the Exit Tickets I created for this unit. Click here to see that post.
And last but not least, I have an Escape Room that I use as a review for Quadrilaterals. If you want to see your students submissions, just make your own Google Form and have students use yours instead of the one on the escape room site.
You should be set to teach Quadrilaterals. I hope you find something you can use.
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Wow! Mandi! Thank you! I’m not on this unit yet, but as a second-year teacher, I’m so thankful to learn from you and use some of these resources you’ve put together. Where are you doing your dissertation? If I go down that route in the future, I’d be interested in learning about what school you’re going through.
Again, THANK YOU! These resources are going to GREATLY help my continuation high school students better understand quadrilaterals! Your simple use of color and images really help simplify complex information!
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> Mandi posted: ” When we were fully remote and then hybrid, I wanted to > give my students options in their learning and I wanted one of the learning > options to be visual. When I set up my Canvas for a lesson, I have a table > where the left side is read and the right side i” >
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Hey Mandi! I am really enjoying your blog. Thank you so much for sharing your resources. They are amazing. In my school we use Google Classroom and Google Slides for what I call a “weekly planner” each week where I organize lessons, stations, and agendas for students. The “weekly planner” is really a one stop shop for everything the students need for our work for the week. I use Google Classroom to share my weekly planners. I have a Google slide linked in the planner that I use to organize anchor charts (similar to your infonotes – though yours are much better than my screenshots of other amazing teachers’ anchor charts 🙂 ). I also embed videos in the weekly planners each week that will be helpful for students. Would this be similar to what you do with Canvas? I am using Canvas as a virtual student in graduate school, so I see the student side of Canvas, not the admin/teacher side of Canvas. Again thank you for sharing your knowledge and resources!
Thank you for the kind words. This sounds very similar to what I do in Canvas. I love Google Classroom but our district requires us to use Canvas now so I’m making it work.