Beginning ISN pages for 2016-2017

I started INB's the second year that I started teaching. My first year of teaching, I did note-packets, and I absolutely HATED it so I decided to find a new way to present material to students. I found several blogs to help start my INB journey and three blogs that I used a lot were Math Equals Love, Everybody is a Genius, and Mrs. Hesters Classroom. These three blogs helped me SOO much and without them, I definitely would not be as organized and as efficient in INB's as I am now.

I am going to try Plickers in all of my classes next year. Students do not need to download any app (only teachers) and teachers can view live results of students answers just by having students hold up their card. I made 6 copies of the cards (one set for each class period) and I am going to ask the librarians to laminate them for me so that students can tape them on the front cover of their INB. To the right is a Geometry formula chart that I created for students to write down the formulas in as we learn them. I am in the process of typing all of the formulas in the formula chart so that I can make a class poster for students to reference in case they missed any formulas.




The next page after our formula chart is "Geometry Symbols." I made it this past week because I want students to write down all Geometry symbols that we learn!


I use the same classroom information/expectations pages that Sarah Rubin (everybodyisagenius.blogspot.com) has on her blog. I may decide to change it up over the summer, but for now, I like it. :) I want to go over the class information/expectations with the students and then have students write down where to find the tutorial times, class website, remind 101, and absent work on the "Reference Sheet." 

As I am writing this post, I just realized that I forgot to add Socrative on the "Reference Sheet" so I am going to go back and edit it. *We use Socrative.com at least 2 times per unit and I want students to write down our room name. 




This is my first year having a "Work in Progress" folder but I am teaching a new class (Basic Geometry) and I am not sure how my time will plan out so I made this folder for students to put worksheets in that are incomplete or in "a work of progress."


I will also make a post in the very near future on my classroom procedures with INB's. 

Update: I uploaded the files.. However, I cannot find the geometry formula chart so I will re-make it again and upload in the future :)




12 comments

  1. These ideas are awesome, but don't laminate your Plickers! There will be a glare when the kids hold them up and they won't scan! Someone I know learned this the hard way... :)

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  2. I would love it if you could link in the formula chart! I'm constantly looking for new ways to help out my students with the millions of formulas/theorems/etc. in Geometry. Currently we have our Geometry Theorems and Properties Packet (G-TaPP) which seems to work well, but that chart could probably spruce it up a bit!

    Thanks for everything you share, both ideas and resources!

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  4. Hey! I am going into my second year of teaching and like you decided to try ISN. If you could send me the formula chart and reference sheet that would be awesome! Thank you! :)

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  5. I would love to see these documents, please!

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  6. Please upload these files. They are awesome!

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  7. How do you use Socrative in your classes?

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    1. My students LOVE space races... They get very competitive and get so excited when they see their icon "move" if they get a correct answer. I also try to reserve our computer lab for quizzes for easy feedback and self-assessment. This year, I am going to try to use the exit ticket feature more since Socrative now allows for more than one room.


      If you want me to elaborate further on any of the above, let me know and I can write a post about it. :)

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  8. Is there any way that I could get that geomery formula chart? I love it and I know it would be super useful to my students this year!

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    1. I must have accidentally deleted it off my drive but I am in the process of making a new formula chart and I will post it as soon as I am done. :)

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  9. Any update on the formula chart? It looks amazing and way too intricate for me to try and recreate. I would love to use it!

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  10. Hi Katrina!

    I LOVE your formula chart. Any chance you can post?

    Thanks so much :)

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