Numeracy in the Classroom


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Numeracy in the Classroom

  1. 1. Numeracy in the Classroom Getting kids to talk and do math
  2. 2. Why do kids not talk in class? <ul><li>Fear </li></ul><ul><li>You miss the quiet kids </li></ul>
  3. 3. Use the internet <ul><li>Kids already talk on the web. They message and text each other. </li></ul><ul><li>We need to harness this power and channel it into classwork. </li></ul><ul><li>Create a class blog </li></ul><ul><li>Create a class wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Use existing technology in your school to make work interesting </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is a blog? <ul><li> defines a blog as </li></ul><ul><li>A blog is a website where entries are made in journal style and displayed in a reverse chronological order . </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs often provide commentary or news on a particular subject, such as food, politics, or local news; some function as more personal online diaries . A typical blog combines text, images, and links to other blogs, web pages, and other media related to its topic. Most blogs are primarily textual although some focus on photographs ( photoblog ), videos ( vlog ), or audio ( podcasting ), and are part of a wider network of social media . </li></ul>
  5. 5. Ways I use blogs in Math <ul><li>Scribe Posts </li></ul><ul><li>Growing Posts </li></ul><ul><li>One good question </li></ul>
  6. 6. Scribe Posts <ul><li>Scribe posts are an easy step to start blogging with your class. </li></ul><ul><li>This is an average scribe . </li></ul><ul><li>This is a good scribe . </li></ul><ul><li>These are in The Hall of Fame Scribe . </li></ul><ul><li>Charmaine , Michael , Julie , Michelle I </li></ul>
  7. 7. Uses of Scribeposts <ul><li>Scribe posts are excellent when students miss class. They can stay in touch with the blog and have up to date notes. </li></ul><ul><li>Students who go on vacation early have a place to see their missing work and participate in the class from afar. </li></ul><ul><li>It makes you accountable for what you are teaching. Students scribe what you are saying. It keeps you honest  . </li></ul><ul><li>It creates a review document for students who want to study. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Growing Posts <ul><li>Growing posts are an ongoing assignment. </li></ul><ul><li>I use them to teach Web 2.0 and math concepts. </li></ul><ul><li>One post, many questions. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Here are some examples of Growing Posts <ul><li>The First Growingpost . </li></ul><ul><li>Example 1 Example 2 </li></ul><ul><li>The most recent Growingpost . </li></ul><ul><li>Example 1 Example 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Some ideas for this year. </li></ul>
  10. 10. One Good Question <ul><li>By assigning one good question you can assess a lot. </li></ul><ul><li>Students are asked to create a response in notepad then paste it into the post’s comment. </li></ul><ul><li>Here are some examples: </li></ul><ul><li>Example 1 Example 2 Example 3 </li></ul>
  11. 11. Chat boxes <ul><li>Ever want your class to go on forever. On way to keep the door open is to use chatboxes. </li></ul><ul><li>There is chatbox for my 4 math rooms. </li></ul><ul><li> is where the free chatboxes can be registered. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Two recent Chats
  13. 13. What is a wiki? <ul><li>Most people know Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>A wiki is a type of Web site that allows the visitors themselves to easily add, remove, and otherwise edit and change some available content, sometimes without the need for registration. This ease of interaction and operation makes a wiki an effective tool for collaborative authoring . </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki’s are not blocked by division filters </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs can have filter issues. </li></ul>
  14. 14. How I use wiki’s <ul><li>Growing Post Hall of Fame </li></ul><ul><li>Student math portfolios </li></ul><ul><li>Math Video Archives </li></ul>
  15. 15. Great School Wiki’s <ul><li>New Zealand </li></ul><ul><li>Vicky Davis </li></ul><ul><li>Darren Kuropatwa </li></ul><ul><li>Grade 7 Math Wiki from Alabama </li></ul>
  16. 16. What can you do for Free <ul><li>Google Documents and Spreadsheets </li></ul><ul><li>Online presentation software </li></ul><ul><li>Use Google Movies and Youtube. </li></ul><ul><li>K12online Math wiki demonstrated the wealth of movies out there </li></ul>
  17. 17. Making Movies <ul><li>You can make screencasts using free software. Screen casts are movies that capture what you are doing on your computer. It is a great way for students to create math movies. </li></ul><ul><li>Links for software (see links list) </li></ul>
  18. 18. Want to learn more <ul><li>K12online conference </li></ul><ul><li>Free conference that showcases the new web2.0 tools and petagogy </li></ul><ul><li>You view these presentations year round and try them out anytime. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Links and things. <ul><li>Blog Links </li></ul><ul><li>Sargent Park School http :// </li></ul><ul><li>Danial Macentyre School http :// http :// </li></ul><ul><li>Grade 1 and 2 from Saskachewan </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki links </li></ul><ul><li>Vicki Davis Westwood Schools Georgia </li></ul><ul><li>New Zealand 3tai wikispace </li></ul><ul><li>Darren Kuropatwa Solutions Manual </li></ul><ul><li>Jeanne Simpson Grade 7 Math Wiki </li></ul>
  20. 20. More links <ul><li>Math Movies Wiki </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>How to make a Screencast </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Free Software </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>K12Online Conference </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  21. 21. Take Home Presentation Notes <ul><li>You can find this presentation in the form of a wiki at </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  22. 22. Interactive Math Sites <ul><li>NLVN The National Library of Virtual Manipulatives </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>The Shodor Educational Foundation Inc. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Brunner Math </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive Math Puzzles </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>