Bullis Students Make “Math Clocks” Using Texthelp’s EquatIO, Old CD’s and the Laser Engraver

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This is a guest blog post from Caitlin Zolet and Stacey Roshan, educators at the Bullis School in Potomac, Maryland. The original post can be found on Stacey's personal blog: techieMusings.

Last May, my colleague — middle school math teacher Caitlin Zolet — was looking to bring some fun and creative expression to exam review for her pre-algebra students. Inspired by math wall clocks, Caitlin decided to have her students pull together skills they had learned over the course of the year to design clocks of their own.

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Join the UDL revolution

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Here at Texthelp, we’ve been big advocates of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) for quite some time now. We’re fervent believers in allowing students to access and integrate into their own education journey, at times and in ways that are most suitable for them. We’re frequent attendees at the annual UDL-IRN conference and have made lots of life-long friends there who are both advocates for and experts on UDL.

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3 ways to improve student writing with tech

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According to recent data from the National Assessment of Student Performance, two-thirds of K-12 students are not writing at levels expected for their grade level. The fundamental issue is that, nationally, writing has not been given the same attention as math and reading. 

When writing is not a priority in elementary school, it becomes difficult to teach by middle school when large class sizes are the norm. This begs for technology intervention.
 

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