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Brian Arnot replied to Laura Spindlove's discussion Using Technology to Support Students From Home in the group Math Teachers
"You might also want to add links to math videos online that will provide step by step instructions that can be paused and rewatched. I use both Khan academy http://www.khanacademy.org/ and brightstorm math…"
Nov 26, 2011
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Anissa Johnson replied to Laura Spindlove's discussion Using technology in Math class: student-centered in the group Edtech
"I'm an LEP Instructor and I really don't have the extra time to teach math in my classroom. However, during my district's first ever Summer ESL Newcomer Program, we want the kids to practice math along with…"
Jun 30, 2011
Elizabeth Durkin replied to Laura Spindlove's discussion Using technology in Math class: student-centered in the group Math Teachers
"Hi Laura Do you have Geogebra at all?  It's free, so you could easily get it installed.  One idea that springs to mind is to get the students to explore properties of graphs eg vertex form of a parabola, using sliders for a, h, and k,…"
Jun 12, 2011
Snydersensei replied to Laura Spindlove's discussion Using technology in Math class: student-centered in the group Edtech
"I tried using GET THE MATH (http://www.thirteen.org/get-the-math/) with my 13-15 year old students with equations and inequalities.    It was a great opener to my unit, because I could then see which students were comfortable with problem…"
Mar 13, 2011
Malyn Mawby replied to Laura Spindlove's discussion Using technology in Math class: student-centered in the group Edtech
"I love Algebra. Here's a link to my blog posts on this, some more directly related than others.  I just realised there are quite a few but please have a quick browse. I found that showing an unusual use of Algebra (patterns, really) helped…"
Mar 13, 2011
Laura Spindlove replied to Laura Spindlove's discussion Using technology in Math class: student-centered in the group Edtech
"Thanks for that link Susan! That's a really cool blog -- definitely makes some connections between math learned in classrooms and real-life applications/patterns."
Jan 14, 2011
Susan Stephenson, the Book Chook replied to Laura Spindlove's discussion Using technology in Math class: student-centered in the group Edtech
"I came across a blog yesterday that might give you some inspiration. Vi Hart is a mathematician who is fascinated by the connections between math and music or math and art. She makes videos about the results. This page is about math doodling and you…"
Jan 12, 2011
Laura Spindlove added a discussion to the group Edtech
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Using technology in Math class: student-centered

I'm a Math 8 teacher doing a unit on Algebra. I use technology in my instruction (teach with touch-screen tablet computer + digital projector, have a class website with videos, games and resources, blog, etc) but want to find more student-centered activities utilizing technology to promote understanding and engagement in mathematics.Does anyone have any ideas or want to collaborate on a technogy-rich Algebra unit?Thanks :)See More
Jan 12, 2011
Laura Spindlove added a discussion to the group Math Teachers
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Using technology in Math class: student-centered

I'm a Math 8 teacher doing a unit on Algebra. I use technology in my instruction (teach with touch-screen tablet computer + digital projector, have a class website with videos, games and resources, blog, etc) but want to find more student-centered activities utilizing technology to promote understanding and engagement in mathematics.Does anyone have any ideas or want to collaborate on a technogy-rich Algebra unit?Thanks :)See More
Jan 12, 2011
Laura Spindlove added a discussion to the group Math Teachers
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Using Technology to Support Students From Home

I teach Math 8 and I'm doing an inquiry on how providing increasedoptions for at-home support will affect my students' competence andconfidence in mathematics.Some strategies I currently use are:-havinga class website with a blog and wiki attached-uploading notes,assignments and providing links on the site for games and furthersupport-email correspondence with students seeking supportIwant to kick it up a notch.  Some ideas I am throwing around are:-usinga wireless tablo to record process with…See More
Aug 25, 2010
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Edtech

A group where educators can learn and identify which Educational Technology tools are appropriate for them.I'm hoping to simplify this process for educators and am open to any feedback (organization, specific sites, beta vs ready, etc etc.)See More
Aug 24, 2010
Anna-Marie Robertson left a comment for Laura Spindlove
"It's good to connect with other math teachers. I teach math online for grades 9-12. I am also looking into the viability of teaching math in a 3-D virtual world. I enjoy helping students visualize math in their own surroundings. Have you ever…"
Aug 19, 2010
Laura Spindlove left a comment for Anna-Marie Robertson
"Yes, I am a Math teacher. I am currently teaching Math 8."
Aug 19, 2010
Anna-Marie Robertson left a comment for Laura Spindlove
"Welcome, Laura to Math Teachers on The Educator's PLN. Are you a math teacher? If so what grade levels do you teach?"
Aug 19, 2010

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At 1:06pm on August 19, 2010, Anna-Marie Robertson said…
It's good to connect with other math teachers. I teach math online for grades 9-12. I am also looking into the viability of teaching math in a 3-D virtual world. I enjoy helping students visualize math in their own surroundings. Have you ever heard of Second Life?
At 8:21am on August 19, 2010, Anna-Marie Robertson said…
Welcome, Laura to Math Teachers on The Educator's PLN. Are you a math teacher? If so what grade levels do you teach?
 
 
 

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