5 Pinterest Collaborative Boards: Teaching & Education

I must confess that I am now an official Pinterest addict and I have spent more than an hour of my waking day to devote to building content of my awesome Pinterest teacher boards since its inception in November. The great news is that I'm now opening them up for collaboration!
What are Pinterest Collaborative Boards? They are actually boards on Pinterest that allow other pinners to pin content on the board. Yes, it's that plain and simple! I believe that I have great colleagues who are also Pinterest users (like YOU!) who would want to share pins centered around teaching and special education. Collaborative boards on Pinterest are a great way to share your information to other teachers and networkers, while also generating great back links to your blog or website.
My Pinterest boards are now open, please leave a comment on the latest post and I will certainly add you. Let's start sharing!
#1. Books and Reading Resources. This is all about the written word. Please leave me a comment on the most recent pin if you are interested in sharing your books and everything about books on this board.
#2 Great Ideas From Teachers. Need ideas for the kiddos? Get authentic teacher-made classroom resources, fun kid-friendly games, craftivities and more from our amazing teachers. If you want to share your awesome classroom pins, please leave me a comment on the most recent pin! We currently have 75 teachers collaborating on this board, join us!

#3 Social Media and Technology in Education. For social media savvy teachers, this board is for you! Blog, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google + tips and tricks to make all of them grow and glow...follow this board! Let me know if you want to be a pinner to this board by leaving a comment on the most recent pin.

#4 100+ Education Quotes. Get your education quotes from the most political edreform sayings to the most inspirational wisdom laden and famous proverbs from this board! Same process, share your pins by leaving a comment on the most recent pin and I will add you as a collaborator.
#5 National Board Certification and Teacherpreneurship. When the going gets tough, what do you do? Here are some resources that you might need if you are going through the process of National Board Certification or are just looking for teaching standards and best practices for effective teacher leaders. If you have something to share about NBC or Teacherpreneurship, please leave a comment on the most recent post.


Measurements of Polygons (Lesson Plan)

Week Of: January 12-16, 2009
MONDAY 1.12.2009- TUESDAY 1.13.2009

Standard(s) 6M6 Identify, measure, describe, classify, and construct various angles, triangles, and quadrilaterals; measure the interior angles of various polygons.

Draw and define a triangle and a pyramid. Recall our past lessons.

Goal(s)/ Expectation(s)
T1 GOAL: Identify 2D and 3D shapes, and lines of symmetry.
T2 GOAL: Describe shapes according to congruence and similarities.
T3 GOAL: Relate the different geometrical shapes to what you see in your environment.

How does a triangle and a pyramid relate to each other?

PRODUCT: Venn Diagram comparing and contrasting a triangle and a pyramid.

Guided Instruction & Independent Practice/Study
Show and discuss this PowerPoint Presentation

Break the class according to the students’ ability level. Write comparison and contrast between triangle and pyramid using a Venn Diagram.

T1: Draw a triangle and a pyramid.
T2: Draw a triangle and a pyramid and describe angles and sides.
T3: Relate the triangle and pyramid to things you see in the environment and community.

Online game: Complete the designs by arranging geometric shapes provided.

WEDNESDAY 11.7.2009 THURSDAY 1.8.2009 DC BAS

FRIDAY 1.9.2009
Standard(s) 6M3 Develop strategies to find the area and perimeter of complex shapes.

Draw three different triangles that can not be divided into symmetrical halves.

Goal(s)/ Expectation(s)
T1 GOAL: Use two basic shapes to make another basic shape (two triangles to make a square)
T2 GOAL: Measure the area of basic shapes using a ruler.
T3 GOAL: Subdivide complex shapes into basic shapes and calculate area using manipulative.

How do we find the area of basic and complex shapes?

PRODUCT: Completed activity sheet on finding the area of a shape.

Guided Instruction & Independent Practice/Study

Discuss to the class how to find the area of a polygon

Break the class according to the students’ ability level. Answer page 10-11 Investigation 1: Measuring Perimeter and Area, Connected Math.

Measure only the area of the figures:
T1: Designs A, B, C.
T2: Designs A - F
T3: Designs A - J

Online game: Drag the 2D tiles to the shape’s outline. Try to fill the space as quickly as possible:

HOMEWORK: Access Code: DV8334

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