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A presentation of Seneca Mathcasting given for the Mathematics Share and Learn Community at Humber College on Feb 4, 2014.

A presentation of Seneca Mathcasting given for the Mathematics Share and Learn Community at Humber College on Feb 4, 2014.

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  • 1. HUMBER 2014 Students as Teachers: Screencasting for Learning Foundational Mathematics Carol Carruthers February 4, 2014
  • 2. PROGRAM  Providing a strong foundation in mathematics, science, technology and communication http://www.senecac.on.ca/fulltime/AST.html
  • 3. PROBLEM/POTENTIAL SOLUTION Problem: Some students do not like to learn mathematics. Solution: Collaborative/interactive/learner-directed use of technology can re-engage students.
  • 4. HOW TO WRITE ON A WINDOWS BASED TABLET  Windows Journal http://windows.microsoft.com/enca/windows7/create-and-personalize-handwritten-notes-using-windowsjournal  Microsoft Word>Review>Start inking https://www.eng.vt.edu/sites/default/files/pageattachments/Inking+in+Office. pdf  OneNote http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/onenote/  Tablet PC Input Panel http://windows.microsoft.com/enus/windows7/using-the-writing-pad-and-touch-keyboard-in-tablet-pc-inputpanel  Math Input Panel http://windows.microsoft.com/enus/windows7/use-math-input-panel-to-write-and-correct-math-equations
  • 5. HANDWRITTEN /SHARED/ SOCIAL POSTING:  draw.to - Draw something and share it http://draw.to/new  Scribblar – Collaborate instantly http://www.scribblar.com/  DyKnow Vision – Interactive learning software http://www.dyknow.com/educational-software-products/interactivelearning-software/
  • 6. WHAT IS SCREENCASTING? Two reviews: http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7012.pdf http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/oreilly/digitalmedia/2005/ 11/16/what-is-screencasting.html?page=1
  • 7. WHY USE INSTRUCTOR SCREENCASTING? In classroom mode:  Student-directed learning In flipped/mixed mode:  Content is covered outside of class time  Connection to instructor The solution is to screencast!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvKu2T9Kovo
  • 8. INSTRUCTOR DEVELOPED SCREENCASTS: PROS  Students choose when/where/how often learning occurs  Capitalize on ‘out of class time’ learning  Provides review for exams/tests/quizzes CONS  Time required to produce  Teaching style the same (videos are copies of lessons)  Passive (not active) learning BIG IDEA - STUDENT DEVELOPED MATHCASTS!!
  • 9. CONNECTING COLLEGE TO CAREER (C^5): Project Goal: 3  To develop a categorized library of mathematics and application videos (AODA compliant) produced by and for students “This initiative has received funding through the Seneca Pillar Sponsorship program”
  • 10. C^3 FEATURES:  All levels and disciplines of mathematics  Students, tutors, Learning Centre staff, alumni, faculty, industry professionals and administration  Application of fundamental mathematics concepts used in daily work situations  Initiate connections and stimulate discussion
  • 11. SENECA MATHCAST SITE: http://senecamathcasts.wordpress.com/ Learning mathematics from your fellow students
  • 12. CURRENT METHOD - SCREENCAST-O-MATIC http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/ Advantages:  Free, multi-platform  Extremely simple interface  Save as a variety of file types, edited in free software  Browser-based version requires no installation Disadvantages:  Adds a small watermark, yellow circle to cursor (removable with paid version $15)
  • 13. IOS AND ANDROID DEVICES:  A video describing use of non-windows based devices: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtnFnIbQG9g&feature=youtu.be
  • 14. SOFTWARE IN VIDEO AirServer http://www.airserver.com/  Allows iOS devices (iPads, etc.) to share their screen wirelessly to a PC or Mac Droid@Screen http://droid-at-screen.ribomation.com/  Allows Android devices to share their screen with a PC or Mac via USB QuickTime Player  Preinstalled on all Macs since 2008
  • 15. INK APPS IN VIDEO iOS http://appadvice.com/appguides/show/handwriting-apps-for-ipad   Paper Inkflow http://ipadapps4school.com/2013/01/17/inkflow-a-great-ipad-appfor-visual-thinkers/ Android https://play.google.com/store/search?q=pen+input+apps&c=apps  SketchbookX https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.adsk.sketchbookhdexpress&hl=en  Big Fat Canvas https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.justinholmgren.sketchpad&hl=en
  • 16. MOZILLA/SENECA POPCORN MAKER: https://popcorn.webmaker.org/ Enables anyone to enhance/remix a video by:  adding text comments, popups, hyperlinks, images  pausing, looping, skipping sections  linking to Twitter feeds, Google maps, Wikipedia, etc.
  • 17. STUDENT VIDEO:  A student using his technology to develop a mathcast  Samsung SGH-i717m with Snote app and Samsung phone stylus  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v= p56FGmJdCyQ&feature=youtu.be
  • 18. THANK YOU AND MORE INFORMATION:  Email: carol.carruthers@senecacollege.ca @mathtech (twitter) ewan.gibson@senecacollege.ca @ewan_gibson (twitter)  Seneca Mathcasts http://senecamathcasts.wordpress.com/