iPads Archives - Mary Kienstra

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Leave the Worksheet Behind: Part 1 in a Series

By: Mary Kienstra on: October 8, 2014  in: Engagement, iPads, Math

It’s not that a math worksheet is not engaging, it’s just that there are other ways to deliver the same lesson in a more engaging way.  The only problem is that once you transform your math class to make learning more engaging, it’s very difficult to go back! Kahoot is one of those engaging games […] Read more



Quick PD Overview

By: Mary Kienstra on: April 4, 2014  in: apps, consumers, iPads, Math, producers, student engagement, technology

The last day before Spring Break is a Professional Development day in my district.  It’s one of those days where everyone watches the clock, counting down the minutes until Spring Break officially begins.  Suitcases are packed, cars are ready.  This is a day we have all been anticipating.  Spring break starts as soon as this […] Read more


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Greg Tang Math: SATIS-FRACTION Tournament

By: Mary Kienstra on: February 23, 2014  in: CCSS, Engagement, iPads, Math, tournament

You just never know what will hook students and get them involved in the learning.  This week, my students were absolutely obsessed with a fraction game on www.gregtangmath.com.  The skill they were practicing was multiplying and dividing fractions.  They were “playing” the game SATIS-FRACTION.   We are preparing for the state tests here in Illinois. […] Read more