ShowMe Algebra on iPadSt. Anthony’s Canossian Secondary School
Joyce Liu• Teacher with St. Anthony’s  Canossian Secondary School• Experience in teaching  – 11 months• My happy relations...
Agenda      OverviewWhat is this presentation about?      Hands-on  Time to exercise our fingers!         Review  Was the ...
Overview• Target audience:   Weaker Secondary 1                     (Express) students• Topic:   Algebra Manipulation Revi...
Overview• What is the problem?  – Weak in arithmetic  – Confused with the different forms  – ‘Dry’ topic  – Phobia!
Overview
Overview• Lesson plan:                           Application used  Summary of topic           Whiteboard  Self-directed le...
Overview
Whiteboard App      Advantages             Limitations• Simple with only two • Cannot have  options:               multipl...
Algebra Intro App        Advantages           Limitations  • Short explanations • Limited sub-topics    provided with     ...
Algebra Intro App
ShowMe App        Advantages             Limitations•   Allow voice          • When clearing away    recording with       ...
ShowMe App• Language is the way to think!
ShowMe AppAlternative Uses• Record classroom  teaching for students  who missed the  lesson• Prepare online lesson• Go thr...
ShowMe App
ShowMe App
Easel Algebra App     Advantages              Limitations• Ample working space • Not all questions• ShowMe full solutions ...
Review
Review• Students adapt to iPad like fishes to  water• Gives virtual hands-on experience• Pedagogy drives learning
Review• Cannot replace teaching and  learning/pen and paper YET!• iPad is just a tool to facilitate  teaching• It should n...
Learning Roundtable Conference
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  • Learning Roundtable Conference

    1. 1. ShowMe Algebra on iPadSt. Anthony’s Canossian Secondary School
    2. 2. Joyce Liu• Teacher with St. Anthony’s Canossian Secondary School• Experience in teaching – 11 months• My happy relationship with iPad starts on 25th April 2011!• http://joyceliu.posterous.com
    3. 3. Agenda OverviewWhat is this presentation about? Hands-on Time to exercise our fingers! Review Was the lesson really good?
    4. 4. Overview• Target audience: Weaker Secondary 1 (Express) students• Topic: Algebra Manipulation Revision
    5. 5. Overview• What is the problem? – Weak in arithmetic – Confused with the different forms – ‘Dry’ topic – Phobia!
    6. 6. Overview
    7. 7. Overview• Lesson plan: Application used Summary of topic Whiteboard Self-directed learning Interiorising - Explain Algebra Intro - Practice Pair-work activity ShowMe Condense - Spot The Mistakes! Quiz to check Easel Algebra Reifies understanding
    8. 8. Overview
    9. 9. Whiteboard App Advantages Limitations• Simple with only two • Cannot have options: multiple ‘pages’ - Write • No ‘undo’ option - Erase• Can be saved as picture• Can be shared via email, Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter etc.
    10. 10. Algebra Intro App Advantages Limitations • Short explanations • Limited sub-topics provided with • Limited practice practice questions questions • Allow moving of • The addition sign in terms virtually front of the term is • Immediate feedback not moved together with the term (need to emphasize to students)
    11. 11. Algebra Intro App
    12. 12. ShowMe App Advantages Limitations• Allow voice • When clearing away recording with the annotations annotations saved as while recording, the video clip background will be• Big writing area cleared away too• Fast upload time• Can be embedded on websites• Allow comments on video clip
    13. 13. ShowMe App• Language is the way to think!
    14. 14. ShowMe AppAlternative Uses• Record classroom teaching for students who missed the lesson• Prepare online lesson• Go through examples
    15. 15. ShowMe App
    16. 16. ShowMe App
    17. 17. Easel Algebra App Advantages Limitations• Ample working space • Not all questions• ShowMe full solutions come with ShowMe• Immediate feedback solutions • Limited number of questions
    18. 18. Review
    19. 19. Review• Students adapt to iPad like fishes to water• Gives virtual hands-on experience• Pedagogy drives learning
    20. 20. Review• Cannot replace teaching and learning/pen and paper YET!• iPad is just a tool to facilitate teaching• It should not be a jail that limits creativity

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