Technology possesses the ability to enrich the mathematics. Teachers must be knowledgeable decision makers in determining when and how their students can use technology most effectively. Effective teachers maximize the potential of technology to develop students’ understanding, stimulate their interest, and increase their proficiency in mathematics. When technology is used strategically, it can provide access to, as well as personalize the learning of, mathematics for all students (NCTM).
Technology is also a means to sharing best practices throughout the education community and encouraging open-source technologies to foster social networking (Deloitte, 2009).
The following MentorMob details technologies which foster the communication and creativity thinking of mathematics.
September 23, 2013
Simulations have the potential of providing students with an engaging and authentic opportunity to investigate, hypothesize, analyze and share data. Many of the Math and Science Curricula Outcomes can be demonstrated through the use of simulations.
The 5 components of a Simulation:
- A driving question
- A design
- Sharing with a purpose
Creating a Chart or A Graph
- Excel- available on SPS laptops.
- Google Spreadsheet
Demonstrating/Sharing the Learning
Tools Used During Workshop
March 12, 2013
Web 2.0 Tools For Your Learners
I have modeled one of the tools (JOGTHEWEB.COM) for you with a list of Web 2.0 Tools that you might be able to use with your students.
Jog The Web is a neat little tool that allows you to set up several links, each with their own page and description, that viewers can move through in order. To model its use, I added in a page for each of the sites I think you might be able to use with younger learners. To see my JOG – go to:
As you will see, you can move through the links on the left and see both the website and my description and it makes it easy for me to pick good sites for you to visit, rather than having you search on your own. This could be useful with students when you want them only visiting three sites YOU have evaluated in advance for readability and content.
The rest of the tools highlighted on the JOG are:
Writing and Storytelling
December 8, 2010
You can try out a free trial of the software at: http://www.inspiration.com/
What is Kidspiration?
Created for K-5 learners, Kidspiration® uses the proven principles of visual learning to strengthen reading and writing skills, build conceptual understanding in math, and develop thinking skills across the curriculum.
Use these examples and resources to help you start using Kidspiration with confidence and creativity.
Watch the Quick Tour – MOVIE
For examples of HOW one might use Kidspiration in Social Studies, Math, Science and Language Arts, please visit the resource page on the Inspiration website. Or SEARCh the examples and lesson plans database.
Can I use this with my SMART Board?
YES!! See the tutorial – http://www.inspiration.com/videos/Kidspiration - scroll down to the Interactive Whiteboard Support under the OVERVEIW section at the bottom.
Scroll down to the list at the bottom of this page, http://www.inspiration.com/videos/Kidspiration and you will see a heading called Curriculum Applications. Each listing under this heading contains a quick movie that explains how to use Kidspiration across the curriculum.
April 21, 2010