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Amesa 2009 workshop presentation. It has been designed in such a way that you cns work through it with examples and homework ;-)

Amesa 2009 workshop presentation. It has been designed in such a way that you cns work through it with examples and homework ;-)



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  • Web 2.0 tools in the
    mathematics classroom
    Maggie Verster
    Amesa 2009 Congress
  • Do you want to prepare your learners for life in the 21st Century?
    Do you want to spice up your classroom activities and get your learners thinking deeply?
    Do you want to be a lifelong learner yourself ?
    Do you want to share resources painlessly “on the fly”?
    Do you want to become a reflective teacher?
  • “Every primary school learner and secondary school learner in school this year has lived his or her entire life in the presence of computers, wireless connectivity, television, the world wide web, cell phones, and computer games. They are a hooked up, wired, connected, multi-tasking, parallel processing generation of learners. Isn't it time the education process catered for these characteristics?” Laurie Burgereit
  • Maths/ML Teacher 1.0
    Adapted from Courosa.
  • Maths/ML Teacher 2.0
    Adapted from Courosa.
  • What is microblogging?
    Video: Click here to Play
    Why would I like to know about what you are doing all the time in 140 characters or less?
  • Okay tweeple: twitter
    • Go to www.twitter.com
    • Register for an account
    • Follow
    • maggiev
    • Mathslitteacher
    • Twitter your username and include the tag #amesa2009 in your tweet
    • Follow fellow teachers!
  • How can I use twitter as a maths teacher?
    • Learners can ask/answer questions using twitter
    • I can connect with other maths teachers
    • I can share……
    • Resource links
    • Files (http://filesocial.com)
    • Photos (www.twitpic.com)
    • Events/notices…
    • Have discussions
    • Build learning networks
    • …….. More……..
  • Maths/ML Teacher 2.0
    Adapted from Courosa.
  • Blog –your own space
    • Reflection
    • Homework
    • Parent info
    • Videos + photos
    • Resources
    • Conversations
    • Advocacy
    • Fun stuff
    • Games
    • Newsletters
    What is a blog?
    • Go to the mathsliteracy bloghttp://mathsliteracy.wordpress.com
    • Leave a comment  Reflect on the conference
    • What elements do you find there?
    • Resource bookmarks
    • Photo Galleries
    • Tweet stream
    • Parent and learner ML advocacy
    • Newsletters
    • ………….
    What are your thoughts about the Amesa 2009 conference?
  • Get Blogging
    • Wordpress (www.wordpress.com )
    • Blogger(www.blogger.com )
    • Edublogs(www.edublogs.org)
    • Blogging learning pathway
    • Example of maths blogs
  • Maths/ML Teacher 2.0
    Adapted from Courosa.
  • Why would I want to join a social network?
    • Go to www.mathsliteracy.co.za
    • What can you all do inside a social network?
    • Share and discuss resources
    • Reflect on your teaching practice
    • Help one another
    • Information
    • Events
    • Notices & newsletters
    • Curriculum notices
    • Jobs
    • Professional development
  • More SN tools:
    • Facebook (www.facebook.com)
    • Linkedin (www.linkedin.com )
    • Plaxo (www.plaxo.com )
    Maths online communities:
    • www.mathsliteracy.co.za
    • Stephen’s FET and AP e-mail group
    • www.thutong.org.za
    • Mathematics 24x7
  • Maths/ML Teacher 2.0
    Adapted from Courosa.
  • What is a wiki and how can I use it in the classroom?
    • Collaborative
    • Can be edited by anyone /who has permission / members
    • Examples:
    • http://tr.im/qw6K
    • Wikipedia
    • Saschools wiki
  • Maths/ML Teacher 2.0
    Photo Sharing
    Adapted from Courosa.
  • Maths/ML Teacher 2.0
    Mind mapping
    • Go to Bubbl.us
    • Pick a maths/ml topic and create a mind-map
    • Tutorial: http://tr.im/qwOU
    How can I create my own mind-map?
  • 426,000
    Maths/ML Teacher 2.0
    The most effective way to share resources!!!!!!
    Social Bookmarking
    Adapted from Courosa.
    • Amesa 2009 Links
    • Mathematics links
    • Maths literacy links
    • Mathematics blogs
    • Mathematics wikis
    • Delicious tutorial
    Social bookmarking = Sharing resources + database
  • How on earth do I keep track of everything!!!!!!
  • How on earth do I keep track of everything!!!!!!
    RSS Readers
    • Google Reader
    • Explorer build in reader
    • RSS Widgets
  • Maths/ML Teacher 2.0
    Depicts 106,000 aluminum cans, the number used in the US every thirty seconds.
  • What good is a presentation?
    • Homework
    • Learners demonstrate their understanding
    • Tutorials
    • Portfolio of work
    • CV
    • Share presentations
    • www.slideshare.net
    • www.authorstream.com
    • Embed in blog/ school sites
  • Homework
    • Work through the slideshare
    • Enter your details in my online spreadsheethttp://tr.im/qGel
    • Please give feedback about the workshop here:
  • See you online!!!!
    Maggie Verster:
    • maggie@maggie.co.za
    • www.twitter.com/maggiev
    • Blogs:
    • www.school2.co.za
    • http://mathsliteracy.wordpress.com
    • http://saschoollibraries.wordpress.com
    • Networks:
    • www.mathsliteracy.co.za
    • http://learnwithmaggie.ning.com
    • Photo credits: Numbers made visual
    • Chris Jordan (www.chrisjordan.com )
    Depicts 410,000 paper cups, equal to the number of disposable hot-beverage paper cups used in the US every fifteen minutes.