Quick little tip on using connecting cubes.
This is a great little manipulative for using tens and ones on a magnetic board. Snap ten connecting cubes together for a ten, and single cubes for ones. My students were just as engaged (if not more so) with place value going "old school" as they are when we are using computers/mimios/projectors.
It's quick, simple, and CHEAP ;)
AND NOW A LITTLE TECH TIP
I played around on Screenr this evening, and thought it was a neat little tool. Here's the link:
I thought that I would try to make my first video tutorial using it.
I shared it on FB, and thought...why not put it out there for everyone?
Mind you, this was my first time---my cat jumped up on my bed where I was working about 50 seconds into it, I sound like a little kid, and I think I cut myself off in the very end. BUT, I thought I would share nonetheless. I talked a little bit about screer, and how to use google reader. I hope someone finds it useful.