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Digital manipulatives todd 2

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  1. 1. Use of Digital Manipulatives forUse of Digital Manipulatives for Experimental DesignExperimental Design Joselyn J. ToddJoselyn J. Todd Director of Instructional TechnologyDirector of Instructional Technology Cary Academy, Cary, NCCary Academy, Cary, NC http://http://caryacademy.orgcaryacademy.org Thank You, Liz!Thank You, Liz!
  2. 2. WelcomWelcom ee • Who am I?Who am I? • **Who are you?** (**Who are you?** (Where are youWhere are you from? Primary Discipline ?)from? Primary Discipline ?) • What are we going to doWhat are we going to do over the next 50 minutes orover the next 50 minutes or so?so? • (Browsers)(Browsers)
  3. 3. Participant LearningParticipant Learning ObjectivesObjectivesParticipants will be able to:Participants will be able to: • Collaboratively exploreCollaboratively explore how a DM can be usedhow a DM can be used with students to studywith students to study experimental designexperimental design • Help students analyzeHelp students analyze the affordances andthe affordances and limitations of a DMlimitations of a DM • Share digitalShare digital manipulatives-applets,manipulatives-applets, simulations, and softwaresimulations, and software that can be used tothat can be used to create such thingscreate such things ** Do you use DMs in your classroom? How?**** Do you use DMs in your classroom? How?**
  4. 4. Why use DMs?Why use DMs? ““Can students doCan students do this experiment in athis experiment in a classroom settingclassroom setting and get reasonablyand get reasonably accurate data suchaccurate data such that the “science” orthat the “science” or “math” may be“math” may be discovered?”discovered?” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Balance_%C3%A0_tabac_1850.JPGhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Balance_%C3%A0_tabac_1850.JPG Creative CommonsCreative Commons
  5. 5. Digital ManipulativesDigital Manipulatives• Recommendations:Recommendations: Update your Java andUpdate your Java and Shockwave; Safari,Shockwave; Safari, Firefox, Chrome, Opera,Firefox, Chrome, Opera, etc. Have multipleetc. Have multiple browsers on yourbrowsers on your machine.machine. • Look for DMs that allowLook for DMs that allow manipulation ofmanipulation of variables forvariables for experimental design.experimental design. • Avoid “simulations” -Avoid “simulations” - unless you want to haveunless you want to have your students analyzeyour students analyze
  6. 6. Let’s CollaborateLet’s Collaborate **Determine whether the following are useful for students to**Determine whether the following are useful for students to study experimental design.** Explore for 5 minutes tostudy experimental design.** Explore for 5 minutes to determine if this is a good DM for ED. What are thedetermine if this is a good DM for ED. What are the affordances and limitations of these tools?affordances and limitations of these tools? • DM 1 -DM 1 - http://www.eduplace.com/kids/hmsc/activities/simulations/gr5/http://www.eduplace.com/kids/hmsc/activities/simulations/gr5/ • DM 2 -DM 2 - http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/olc/dl/120074/bio18.swfhttp://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/olc/dl/120074/bio18.swf • DM 3 -DM 3 - http://www.learner.org/courses/envsci/interactives/ecology/http://www.learner.org/courses/envsci/interactives/ecology/
  7. 7. Exploring An ExampleExploring An Example **Go to:**Go to: http://phet.colorado.edu/sims/projectile-http://phet.colorado.edu/sims/projectile- motion/projectile-motion_en.htmlmotion/projectile-motion_en.html and “play” for 3-and “play” for 3- 4 minutes. Use FireFox if you have it.**4 minutes. Use FireFox if you have it.**
  8. 8. Let’s Collaborate FurtherLet’s Collaborate Further **Having explored the tool now we will divide**Having explored the tool now we will divide into teams and develop short materials andinto teams and develop short materials and methods in order to design an experiment.methods in order to design an experiment. Google Docs? Board? Pirate Pad? Cacoo?Google Docs? Board? Pirate Pad? Cacoo? We’ll use Pirate Pad.**We’ll use Pirate Pad.** • T1-T1- https://www.piratepad.ca/p/Simulationhttps://www.piratepad.ca/p/Simulation • T2 -T2 - https://www.piratepad.ca/p/Simulationhttps://www.piratepad.ca/p/Simulation • T3 -T3 - https://www.piratepad.ca/p/Simulationhttps://www.piratepad.ca/p/Simulation Share Screen. Taking it Further!Share Screen. Taking it Further!
  9. 9. ResourcesResources Tools for Math and Science:Tools for Math and Science: http://nlvm.usu.eduhttp://nlvm.usu.edu// http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/ http://phet.colorado.eduhttp://phet.colorado.edu// http://www.explorelearning.comhttp://www.explorelearning.com// http://concord.org/activitieshttp://concord.org/activities ( Create your( Create your own:own: http://mw.concord.org/modeler/http://mw.concord.org/modeler/ )) **Share your own resources in the Chat****Share your own resources in the Chat**
  10. 10. Joselyn’s InformationJoselyn’s Information Joselyn J. Todd, Ph.D.Joselyn J. Todd, Ph.D. Director of Instructional TechnologyDirector of Instructional Technology Cary Academy, Cary, NCCary Academy, Cary, NC joselyn_todd@caryacademy.orgjoselyn_todd@caryacademy.org 919-228-4541919-228-4541 Twitter: @joselyntoddTwitter: @joselyntodd

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