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Technology in Mathematics

  1. 1. Joshua Harnwell<br />Assistant Head of Mathematics<br /><br />Technology in Mathematics Education<br />AIS Conference: Term 4 @ Knox Grammar School<br />
  2. 2. Automation<br />ICT is about making my life easier!<br />2<br />Monday, 10 October 2011<br />
  3. 3. Joshua Harnwell<br />Assistant Head of Mathematics<br /><br />Communicating with parents and students<br />AIS Conference: Term 4 @ Knox Grammar School<br />
  4. 4. Tracking Homework<br />4<br />Monday, 10 October 2011<br />The idea is to use recycling <br />paper to print calendars on.<br /><br />Print one for each class and put it up on the wall. The teacher (or a student) can write the homework each day.<br />
  5. 5. The move to online homework tracking<br />5<br />Monday, 10 October 2011<br />Use TwInbox to post to twitter<br />Get RSS Feed from Twitter<br />Use to post to facebook page<br /><br /><br />Communicate homework and vital <br />information to students and parents<br /> and<br />
  6. 6. OneNote > My Lessons > Demo<br />Over to OneNote…<br />6<br />Monday, 10 October 2011<br />
  7. 7. OneNote > My Lessons > Demo<br />Over to OneNote…<br />Sync with Sharepoint<br /> OR Web via Skydrive<br />Students (and parents) can access directly!<br />7<br />Monday, 10 October 2011<br />
  8. 8. Parents want to help their son with homework?<br />8<br />Monday, 10 October 2011<br />DEC (Dept of Ed and Communities) has developed a site to help parents know what students are doing in schools<br /><br />There are some quick factsheets which student may find helpful when revising. Example.<br />
  9. 9. Joshua Harnwell<br />Assistant Head of Mathematics<br /><br />Flipping the Classroom<br />AIS Conference: Term 4 @ Knox Grammar School<br />
  10. 10. Flipping the Classroom<br />Lecture part of the lesson at home.<br />More engaging, interesting activities in class.<br />Example: Year 8 Number Plane Graphs<br /><ul><li>Tick Sheet
  11. 11. Screencast Videos (recorded using
  12. 12. Quizzes and solutions (assessment for learning) </li></ul>10<br />Monday, 10 October 2011<br />
  13. 13. Flipping the classroom: Feedback<br />Did you like the freedom in how you could learn in this topic?<br />11<br />Monday, 10 October 2011<br />
  14. 14. Flipping the classroom: Feedback<br />How good do you think your understanding was of this topic, compared to the way you usually learn?<br />12<br />Monday, 10 October 2011<br />
  15. 15. Flipping the classroom: Feedback<br />Feedback from a parent…<br />“I want you in front of the class, teaching!”<br />13<br />Monday, 10 October 2011<br />
  16. 16. Flipping the classroom: Feedback<br />Comments from students:<br />I hated this topic doing it on the computer and thought it was a terrible way to learn<br />i really disliked learning by myself, id rather be tought by the teacher and be given and forced to do homework. i felt i didn't know anything for this topic<br />14<br />Monday, 10 October 2011<br />
  17. 17. Flipping the classroom: Feedback<br />Comments from students:<br />When he made us choose our homework, i feel i didn't do enough.<br />I liked how could work at our own pace but I need to work faster if I want to achieve better results.<br />I liked how we could chose to do what subjects we did and did not understand. <br />I really liked that we could choose what to do and then move on if we know the rest.<br />15<br />Monday, 10 October 2011<br />
  18. 18. Screencasting<br />16<br />Monday, 10 October 2011<br />Screencasting is recording a video of your computer screen, while you are working on it. It can also record sound.<br /> (online)<br /> (software)<br /> (free/paid)<br />Flipping the classroom <br />
  19. 19. Joshua Harnwell<br />Assistant Head of Mathematics<br /><br />Blogging with Year 8<br />AIS Conference: Term 4 @ Knox Grammar School<br />
  20. 20. Data: Graphs and Tables<br />Task: Decide on a topic that you are interested. Write a blog post on Scholarisexplaining why you are interested in this topic and what you can investigate statistically.<br />In future posts, you will need to create and upload graphs to your blog.<br />Find a source of data that you can use to investigate your topic. You may like to consider the following:<br />Cars<br />iPhone / iPad<br />Harry Potter – IMDB<br />NRL<br />Cricket<br />Climate Change<br />Music<br />Radio<br />18<br />Monday, 10 October 2011<br />
  21. 21. Making it Web2.0<br />Students were directed as to whose blog they had to comment on…<br />Example 1<br />Example 2<br />Example 3<br />19<br />Monday, 10 October 2011<br />
  22. 22. Joshua Harnwell<br />Assistant Head of Mathematics<br /><br />Teaching and Learning Applets<br />AIS Conference: Term 4 @ Knox Grammar School<br />
  23. 23. Applets<br />This is where I started, putting technology into my lessons<br />Teacher Applets<br />Students Applets<br />Lets students visualise Mathematics<br />21<br />Monday, 10 October 2011<br />
  24. 24. Applets: Examples<br />GeogebraTube<br />Student Applets: <br />Isometric Drawing Tool<br />Constructions<br />Creative Commons Images: Slope<br />22<br />Monday, 10 October 2011<br />
  25. 25. Bookmarking<br />23<br />Monday, 10 October 2011<br />Online Social Bookmarking lets you easily store bookmarks in one place (backed up), search them and share them with others.<br /><br /><br /><br />Store your links, so that you can find them again<br />Share links with colleagues – each department to have a diigo group?<br />
  26. 26. Joshua Harnwell<br />Assistant Head of Mathematics<br /><br />Other ideas for teaching Mathematics<br />AIS Conference: Term 4 @ Knox Grammar School<br />
  27. 27. Google Sketchup<br />25<br />Monday, 10 October 2011<br />
  28. 28. Google Earth<br />26<br />Monday, 10 October 2011<br />
  29. 29. Google Earth<br />27<br />Monday, 10 October 2011<br />
  30. 30. Google Earth: 2D Measurement<br />28<br />Monday, 10 October 2011<br />To easily find the perimeter and area, you can use a Google Earth Add-on called GEPath. This can be used to check calculations. Find the perimeter and area of your school. How big is your school oval? Most likely, it will be close to 1 Ha.<br />
  31. 31. Google Earth: 3D Measurement<br />29<br />Monday, 10 October 2011<br />
  32. 32. Google Earth: Parabolas<br />30<br />Monday, 10 October 2011<br />
  33. 33. Google Docs<br />31<br />Monday, 10 October 2011<br />Use google docs to collaborate for documents or spreadsheets<br /><br /><br />I check homework, using my iPhone and then use OffiSync to open the Google Spreadsheet in Excel<br />
  34. 34. Microsoft Word and Maths<br />Equations Suck!<br />Microsoft Math<br />Symbols ALT-0176<br />32<br />Monday, 10 October 2011<br />
  35. 35. Comics<br />33<br />Monday, 10 October 2011<br />Create a cartoon / comic strip. Drag and drop the speech bubbles, people and scenes.<br /><br />Create a cartoon yourself for a topic, or get students to present their work in cartoon form.<br />
  36. 36. Copy part of a picture<br />34<br />Monday, 10 October 2011<br />Copy parts of images or parts of your screen.<br />Microsoft Office > Insert Screen Shot > Screen Clipping<br />Snipping Tool<br />Modify difficult diagrams<br />And make the background transparent<br />
  37. 37. Convert PDF Files to Word Documents<br />35<br />Monday, 10 October 2011<br />Convert PDF documents, with diagrams, <br />into word documents to edit.<br /><br />Example<br />
  38. 38. Wolfram Alpha<br />36<br />Monday, 10 October 2011<br />How many hairs are on a human head?<br />Solve 2x+10=15<br /><br />Students can investigate a topic, taking difficult mathematics out of the equation – and explaining how to do it!<br />
  39. 39. Skype<br />One of my students in Year 11 Extension 1 Mathematics was scheduled to have an operation on his knee and came up with a brilliant plan to not fall behind. The course goes very quickly and missing any lesson can be difficult – we were going to cover Superannuation using a GP.<br />He organised with a friend to skype in from home to watch the lesson as we progressed.<br />For part of the lesson, he was sitting on a table in front of the projector screen (well… the laptop he was skyped into).<br />For the rest of the lesson, he sat in his usual seat.<br />I wonder if UStream would have been an easier alternative – although it would not have allowed him to put up his hand and ask any questions.<br />37<br />Monday, 10 October 2011<br />
  40. 40. Hardware<br />Bluetooth mouse!!<br />Monitor<br />Lectern<br />Eye-fi Card<br />38<br />Monday, 10 October 2011<br />
  41. 41. Hardware<br />The future of Mathematics Education…<br />The Samsung Windows 8 Tablet<br />39<br />Monday, 10 October 2011<br />