Hey Math Teachers! Have any of you tried any of these apps? If so, let me know what you think!
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An interesting showcase of a middle school math class trying to teach math as you would a foreign language… There are some techniques I know our math teacher, Mr. Scruton uses- blogging, getting the students to make videos of how to solve certain equations. Has anyone else used the KWHL chart?
I also appreciate some of the teacher feedback on this exercise- clearly there is some getting used to this new process with the students…
The conversation about visible thinking in Math started with one of our teachers at Graded, The American School of São Paulo, Adam Hancock, wanting to know how he could incorporate having students’…
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I found this article below via a tweet yesterday. They have grouped the apps by subject- though many of them we already know, there were a few intriguing apps I had not heard of in every discipline. What makes this list even better is that it is created by Quebecers for Quebecers and with our school curriculum in mind.
Check it out and let me know what you think!
Le Réseau d’information pour la réussite éducative (RIRE) diffuse de l’information susceptible de répondre aux besoins des acteurs de la réussite éducative.
See on rire.ctreq.qc.ca
Although this article is about the experience of a second grade teacher, I think the idea of melding programming language with geometry instruction brilliant. It made me wonder if coding could be applied in anyway to the secondary curriculum?
Would love to hear your comments!
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The article below made me think of a conversation I had the other day with Mr. Math and Multi media about how it was going with his flipped classroom. He was telling me that since he required the students to take notes on the videos they must watch at home, it has been way more successful. He then took it a step further and not only required his students to take notes, but to post them to their math blogs.
All the students in his class (and now all of you) can benefit from their notes. The fact that they are public I suspect also contributes to the quality. I have made a pinterest board of all their blogs so you can peruse a sampling of their notes, or click on an individual pin to go their blog.
This is a great example of how you can leverage the use of the iPad (or any device) in the class, from watching the videos or presentations on the iPad, to making notes, to posting them on a blog. All this can be done with great ease on one device.
Below is an article on another way one can use the iPad and collaborative tools in order to create a class pool of notes.
Alan November elevated the “Official Scribe” as one of the roles that empower student learners. I see the role of the scribe as follows: The official scribe plays an important role in the classroom…
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Math is fun, right? And very applicable to the ‘real world’, despite what all of those people who say they never use algebra – ever- tell you. But we all know it deep down: math and physics rule our lives.
Personally, I am a fan of the cosine coaster…
See on www.edudemic.com
Just checked out Easy Measure and was wowed by the coolness:
EasyMeasure shows you the distance to objects seen through the camera lens of your iPhone or iPad. Simply aim your iPhone/iPad to any object in your surroundings, and EasyMeasure displays the distance towards that object on top of the camera image. With its amazing 3D camera overlay grid, using EasyMeasure is very intuitive and easy!
Not sure how I would use this, but now I want to measure the distance between things- room measurements, perhaps?
A very useful list of apps, perfect for use the classroom!
One of the unexpected but amazing outcomes of the iPad survey I’ve been conducting is that I am ferreting out the hidden experts in the school. Okay, in all fairness, my library seems to be the black hole for all rumours and gossip and grapevines (ironic for a place of knowledge, I know. Great on book knowledge, not so great on people knowledge) and I am probably the only one in the school who didn’t know about this, but still. Yay!
Mr. H is an Ed Tech dude! As well as being a teacher, he has had experience in the business world, and worked for LEARN where he could meld his interest in technology and education.
When asked about whether student engagement increases or decreases when he uses tech in his classroom, he brought up a point I had never thought of:
The students respond well if you start using a technology they have never seen before. It has an impact..they have the ability to suck it up so fast. Because button pushing is now in their DNA, when you bring something new to them it excites them.
He also thinks that that integrating technology in education is essential:
You have to put these [iPads, probes, computers] in kids’ hands because that is the environment they are going to work in.
My H. gave me some excellent places to find resources for integrating technology in the classroom. Most work on the iPad:
Thanks Mr. H!