I just spend last week in Cleveland at #TMC18. If you get a chance to go to Cleveland, I recommend it. It has so much character. The houses are so cute, all with little front porches, all different designs. There are so many restaurants, cafes, breweries. It is a very walkable city. It is right on Lake Erie. It has all sports areas. It has an airport. All right there.
My husband, Rick, and my colleague, Kathy, and I rented a car and drove from Hopkinton, MA to Cleveland on Monday, June 16th. We left around 8:30 and arrived about 7:30 after stopping for lunch, dinner, and one more bathroom break. It was literally Rt. 90 the entire way. It was quite boring, but easy. I will admit I only drove for about an hour. I get so sleepy when I drive.
Tuesday was our sightseeing day. We went to The Christmas Story House (highly recommended) and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Wednesday was the Desmos preconference where I spent time with the Geometry aspect of Desmos. I am very excited for the new snapshot option in Desmos. I use snapshots all the time on my apple, but this looks really easy to use within the teacher dashboard.
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday morning Kathy and I presented.
Here is the blog post: My #TMC18 Morning Sessions
Here is my blog post: My #TMC18 Favorites and Keynotes
Link to My My Favorites
Link to a Google Doc of all my Memes for Geometry
The food was so good. It deserved it's own post: My #TMC18 Food
And, a blog post about: My #TMC18 Afternoon Sessions
Thank you for reading. I had to get it all out now before I forget. I love to look back on these blog posts throughout the year.
As we leave #TMC18 with a ton of good things, we are asked to pick just 1 and make it our #1TMCThing and check in in October to see if we are following through. Two years ago, it was to use VNPS and I have done that a million times over. Last year, it was to use Clothesline Math which I did not get to. I bought the stuff but just didn't have the time to spend with it. I still hope to. I will be honest, I am not sure what my 1 thing will be. I think it will be to play more in Geometry. I teach an Accelerated Geometry course which doesn't have much wiggle room, but I will have a new to me College Prep class this year. I want to play with geometry more - I will have them draw the eyeball I did. I will have them make Islamic Art in class. I will have them use Desmos Geometry. Yep, I just convinced myself. My statement:
My #1TMCThing is to play more in Geometry class. Thanks for reading.