Big Ideas Learning: Social Media Recap – May

As this month raps up and we look to June, you may have missed some of our great blogs, links, pictures, and posts on Facebook. Big Ideas Learning recaps content posted throughout the month of May in this month’s Social Media Recap.


  1. Ending The Year On A Strong Note “Teachers, don’t let your hard work fade as the school year closes and summer begins. Take and use these tips to help you reflect and plan for the new school year.”
  2. Guest Blog – Russ Webber “Math Geek, Part II” – “I am a Math Geek, and proud of it. I am going to strive to be the best Math Geek I can be.  I owe that to Big Ideas Math.”
  3. In The News: Flappy Math Saga

Helpful links & articles:

  1. Math and the Movies Resource List
  2. Things You Learn Your First Year Teaching
  3. SUMMER GAME – My Dear Aunt Sally
  4. Mathematical Practice Posters



Big Ideas Learning: Social Media Recap – February


Another edition of this month’s best links is coming your way. Find out why we love math, explore a few new websites, and learn how scaffolding is embedded into Big Ideas Math in this month’s Social Media Recap:


  1. Guest Blog – Barb Webber “Our Passion For Math – Share The Love!!!” “Am I a “math geek”???  You bet I am!  And proud to share my passion – share my love of mathematics.  And I’m hoping that love will grow among others, impacting their attitudes and effort.”
  2. Scaffolding– “Scaffolding, sometimes referred to as guided practice, is a learning process that promotes a deeper level of understanding for students by providing learning support when a new skill or concept is introduced.”



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  1. 5 Tips to Help Teachers Who Struggle With Technology
  2. What Students Remember Most About Teachers
  3. Making Math Fun
  4. 23 Defining Traits Of Your Favorite Teacher – BuzzFeed!
  5. New Approaches to Teaching Fractions
  6. Strict Math Teacher’s Secret Identity..As A Baby Cuddler

What was your favorite thing about this month’s Social Media Recap? Let us know in the comments below!


Big Ideas Learning: Social Media Recap – January

As this month raps up and we look to February, you may not have had a chance to catch up or see our great links, pictures, and posts on Facebook and Twitter. Big Ideas Learning recaps content posted throughout the month of January to Facebook, Twitter, and our blog in this month’s Social Media Recap.


  1. Guest Blog – Lou Montiel: “Out With The Old..”  – “The pendulum swings, the twelfth bell rings, the ball drops, and just like that it’s a new year!”
  2. Flipped Classroom – “In a flipped classroom technology is used to enhance student learning outside the classroom and class time is focused on understanding and delving into lesson topics in much more depth.”



Social Media Recap: 05/11/2012

Each week on our social media channels (Facebook and Twitter), we share many links for teachers and parents to browse. Each link relates to a current trend in education, tips for the classroom, educational discussions, and plenty of other interesting topics.

In case you missed any of these great links, here is a roundup for this past week.

Links from 05/5 – 05/11/2012:

Also, don’t forget about the posts from the Big Ideas Math blog this week!

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend from the Big Ideas Math team!

Twitter for Teachers

If you would like to jump in to the Twitter universe and need help getting started, then read on for helpful links and great people to follow.

1) The Ultimate Twitter Guidebook for Teachers

This one-stop link will cover everything you need to know, such as setting up your account, Twitter language, creative uses for teachers, and ways to enhance communication.

2) Top Twitter Hashtags for Teachers

Hashtags are used to mark keywords or topics in a tweet. They help categorize messages according to topic. Click on one and a new list of tweets, all containing that hashtag, will be generated.

3) 30 Twitter Tips for Teachers

This is a great collection of brief but effective tips to make the most of your Twitter account.

4) Who to follow on Twitter:
– @web20classroom
– @techlearning
– @SkypeClassroom
– @NMHS_Principal

Here are a few active education/technology Twitter accounts to get you started. Check out what they are posting and who they are talking to. Resources will abound!