Integrating technology and the arts in reading and math: What it looks like with new standards. Jennifer Simpson, Kelly Byrd & Paige Vitulli University of South Alabama
Today’s Challenges Increasing achievement scores Addressing the needs of diverse student populations Integrating literacy skills Implementing new math standards Incorporating technology and the arts Others
Review of Literature ―The Common Core State Standards for ELA and math will eventually impact teachers of most subjects in most of the states. If the standards have been accepted by your state, then your best defense is a good offense! Familiarize yourself with the standards and how they apply to your courses and students—and be proactive in implementation.‖ Terrie Rust, DTE Is the Director of Academics at Creya Learning in Hyderabad, India.
Review of Literature Friedland, McMillen, Hill (2011). Collaborating to cross the mathematics–literacy divide: An annotated bibliography of literacy strategies for mathematics classrooms, Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy 55(1) 57-66. An excellent annotated bibliography of resources for using literacy strategies in mathematics http://connect.nwp.org/sites/default/files/file_file/collaborat ing_to_cross_the_mathematics-literacy_divide- an_annotated_bib.pdf
Review of Literature Achieve. (2012). New report urges education leaders to engage CTE community in Common Core State Standards implementation. Accessed online at http://www.achieve.org/new-report-cte-and-ccss- implementation CCSS Checklists. (2012). www.iteea.org/Resources/Press- Room/pressroom.htm
Review of Literature Geometry in Construction (February 10, 2012). Aligned with common core standards fall 2012 Accessed online at www.geometryinconstruction.org
Review of Literature Reading is “assigned” today rather than actually taught, the crux of the National Common Core Standards. So if reading is to be elemental across the curriculum, it begs the question: Who will be teaching reading strategies in classes like science, math, and history? Adams, M. J. (2010). "Advancing our students language and literacy: The challenge of complex texts." American Educator, 2010-2011: 1-10.
Mathematical Practices1 Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. They make conjectures about the form and meaning of the solution and plan a solution pathway… Mathematically proficient students can explain correspondences between equations, verbal descriptions, tables, and graphs…2 Reason abstractly and quantitatively. Mathematically proficient students… bring the ability to contextualize, to pause as needed during the manipulation process in order to probe into the referents for the symbols involved.3 Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others. Mathematically proficient students understand and use stated assumptions, definitions, and previously established results in constructing arguments. They make conjectures and build a logical progression of statements to explore the truth of their conjectures… Students at all grades can listen or read the arguments of others, decide whether they make sense, and ask useful questions to clarify or improve the arguments.4 Model with mathematics. Mathematically proficient students can apply the mathematics they know to solve problems arising in everyday life, society, and the workplace. In early grades, this might be as simple as writing an addition equation to describe a situation. In middle grades, a student might apply proportional reasoning to plan a school event or analyze a problem in the community.
Mathematical Practices5 Use appropriate tools strategically. Mathematically proficient students at various grade levels are able to identify relevant external mathematical resources, such as digital content located on a website, and use them to pose or solve problems. They are able to use technological tools to explore and deepen their understanding of concepts.6 Attend to precision. Mathematically proficient students try to communicate precisely to others. They try to use clear definitions in discussion with others and in their own reasoning.7 Look for and make use of structure. Mathematically proficient students look closely to discern a pattern or structure. Young students, for example, might notice that three and seven more is the same amount as seven and three more… (older students) can see 5 – 3(x – y)2 as 5 minus a positive number times a square8 Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning. As they work to solve a problem, mathematically proficient students maintain oversight of the process, while attending to the details.
Examples of Literacy Standards in CCSSGrade 3: (4) Students describe, analyze, and compare properties of two dimensional shapes. They compare and classify shapes by their sides and angles, and connect these with definitions of shapes.Grade 5: (1) …Students also use the meaning of fractions, of multiplication and division, and the relationship between multiplication and division to understand and explain why the procedures for multiplying and dividing fractions make sense.Grade 6: (3) Students understand the use of variables in mathematical expressions. They write expressions and equations that correspond to given situations, evaluate expressions, and use expressions and formulas to solve problems.(http://www.corestandards.org/assets/CCSSI_Math%20Standards.pdf)
Interactive Art Sites for Integration MoMa Destination Modern Art http://moma.org/destination/# Artpad http://artpad.art.com/artpad/painter/ Eduweb This website has a list of great interactive educational websites. This link will take you specifically to the visual arts list. I have not tried them all out but my personal favorites are The Rennaissance Connection, ArtEdventures, and A.Pintura: Art Detective. NGA Kids JUNGLE Create an imaginary landscape with NGAkids JUNGLE. Mix and match the animals, control the weather and lighting conditions, or construct flowers, trees, and plants. An "AUTO" button generates random compositions, so you can sample program options and experiment with special effects as a starting point for your own designs. This Shockwave interactive is intended for children of all ages. JUNGLE is inspired by the paintings of French artist Henri Rousseau.
Interactive Art Sites for IntegrationMr. Picassohead - Create your own Picasso HeadJackson Pollock- Create splatter-paint images in the styleof Jackson PollockKaleidescope Painter - Create kaleidescope designTessellate!This activity allows the user to generate a polygon that willrepeat without overlapping across a plane. Starting from a rectangle, triangle or hexagon, the user bends the lines of the polygon, creating a new polygon. The user can choose several different colors to enhance the pattern, and can observe the different effects that colors have on tessellations.