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Find and share inspirations, how-tos, and ideas for using Noticing Tools. What did you make? What did you notice?
Using Fraction Mash for an Interdisciplinary Project
September 16th, 2016

CraftED Curriculum got really excited when we learned about Noticing Tools! Check out this post to learn how…

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Motion Graphics
August 25th, 2016

Designing spinning shapes with custom skins in Volumize is a great introduction to learning about motion graphics. Motion…

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Beautiful facades
August 19th, 2016

Found inspiration this Friday morning from the Instagram feed of @arte_minimal, a beautiful photo of the Meininger Hotel Berlin Airport,…

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Animation Tracing
May 25th, 2016

Here is a nice animation trick in Choreo Graph that also leads to an interesting math tip. First,…

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Registration is open for online PD! Teaching STEM Through Art and Design is a great way to bring 21st century learning to your classroom. This course is ideal for educators in grades 3 – 8 who teach mathematics, art, science, technology, ELA or STEM/STEAM. The course will run from January 9 through February 6,2017. Registration deadline is Jan 1, 2017. Learn more and register here.

 

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Sequencing. There is no required sequence, so you can use them flexibly as suits your needs.

Activities are roughly ordered by complexity – earlier activities provide an accessible on-ramp to getting familiar with the tools and exploring basic math and science concepts. Later activities assume some familiarity with the tools and represent a higher ceiling of complexity involving data gathering, analysis and prediction. Check the Student Challenge (Intro, Medium, Advanced) field on each lesson.

Remix! We fully hope and expect that you will adapt these activities to fit within your own classroom context to meet your needs.

Latest Lessons

Browse standards-aligned lesson plans to get started with Noticing Tools in your classroom.

Subways – Earthquake (#6)
September 7th, 2016

  Notice that this starter map is different than the starter map from Subway Lessons 1 through 5.  That’s because…

Grade(s): 5-9
Subways – Efficiency (#5)
September 7th, 2016

This is the starter map. Load this file onto student iPads as it is the correct aspect ratio….

Grade(s): 5-9
Subways – Linear Equations (#4)
September 7th, 2016

This is the starter map. Load this file onto student iPads as it is the correct aspect ratio….

Grade(s): 5-9
Subways – Distance Formula (#3)
September 7th, 2016

This is the starter map. Load this file onto student iPads as it is the correct aspect ratio….

Grade(s): 5-9

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