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Geo gebra carruthers june 17, 2011

  1. 1. A Collaborative Pen-Based Workspace for Teaching and Learning Mathematics<br />The 2nd North-American GeoGebra Conference:<br />Where Mathematics, Education and Technology Meet<br />Carol Carruthers<br />June 17, 2011<br />Slideshare link<br />
  2. 2. Presentation Outline<br />Why foundational mathematics?<br />A teaching collaborative – methodology<br />Technology for math teaching/learning<br />Pen based tablet pc’s/DyKnow workspace<br />Two-way synchronous communication – advantages and disadvantages<br />
  3. 3. Foundational Mathematics/ Teaching Collaborative <br />How was it developed? Who takes it?<br />Teaching collaborative – multiple disciplines and experiences/LMS<br />Technology integration - tablets/online textbook/learning objects<br />Student-centered community learning<br />
  4. 4. Technology for Math Teaching/Learning<br />Hardware:<br />2008 Higher Education HP Technology for Teaching Grant (21 CompaqTablet PC’s)<br />Fall 2010 additional 40 seat tablet lab<br />Jan 2011 second campus location 25 seat tablet lab<br />Software:<br />Initial purchase, DyKnow Vision Grant, DyKnow video contest winner <br />A 2011 Seneca Innovation Grant Recipient<br />Additional funding by FASET and ACS <br />
  5. 5. Why Pen-Based Tablet Technology?<br />Keyboard restrictions of typing math<br />Student familiarity with pencil and paper<br />Easily corrected, annotated, enhanced<br />Visual learners diagramming ideas<br />
  6. 6. A Collaborative Workspace<br />
  7. 7. Innovation in Teaching Methodology<br />Interactive focus activity<br />Concept development<br />Collaborative practice<br />Application <br />Reflection of learning<br />
  8. 8. Interactive Focus Activity<br />Free Grain of Rice<br />Show me the Math!<br />NLVM Balancing Equations<br />Math open reference<br /><br />
  9. 9. Concept Development<br />
  10. 10. Collaborative Practice<br />Class moves at a self-directed pace<br />Increased discussion/participation<br />Anonymous response<br />Online groups, share control, submit panels<br />Students share screens, become the temporary teacher, model methodology<br />Collaborative e-notes saved in a virtual binder available 24/365<br />
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  12. 12. Share Control – Student Work<br />
  13. 13. Submit Panels-Student Work<br />
  14. 14. Application<br />
  15. 15. Reflection<br />
  16. 16. Technological Hurdles<br />Tablet PCs <br />Consistent wireless internet connection<br />Time constraints/benefits<br />Stylus vs. pen and virtual binder vs. paper<br />“…they (tablets) could be a very distracting because it (takes) your mind away off lectures…when lectures becomes boring I tend to go on websites which is the worst thing I can do …”<br />
  17. 17. Student Response<br />“…I actually did my work and it was done right and organized which helped for studying.”<br />“…I tend to pay attention more thus doing better in work and tests”<br />“…students can share answers anonymously, we can correct each other’s work.” <br />“I found that the shy students were more comfortable participating through the tablet and shared control in dyknow than standing up and speaking”.<br />
  18. 18. More Information<br />HP Technology for Teaching Grant<br /><br />Seneca’s HP website/Carol’s blog<br /><br /><br />DyKnow software<br /><br />Student videos<br /><br /><br />
  19. 19. Special Thanks to:<br /><ul><li>The Applied Science and Technology Fundamentals (AST) and MTH 148 students
  20. 20. Laurel Schollen – Associate Vice President Academic - Educational Excellence
  21. 21. James Humphreys– Chair SBSAC
  22. 22. Hassan Assiri – Director, Enterprise Services Management
  23. 23. Gino Franceschetti – ACS
  24. 24. Ewan Gibson - AVS
  25. 25. SBSAC, FIAT and FASET FacultySupported by a 2008 Higher Education HP Technology for Teaching Grant,a 2010 Post Secondary DyKnow Collaborative Software Grant,and by Seneca FASET and ACS</li>