Technology in Mathematics and Science

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Technology in Mathematics and Science

  1. 1. Technology in Mathematics  and Science By: Tara Rednour, Katelyn Kott, and Amanda Rehtmeyer
  2. 2. Concepts <ul><li>1)Communication and Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>2)Problem-Solving and Decision Making </li></ul><ul><li>3)Creativity </li></ul><ul><li>4)Technology Operations and Concepts </li></ul><ul><li>5)Critical Thinking </li></ul>
  3. 3. Using Devices with Computer Systems <ul><li>1)Teachers can use a video camera to show how to do an experiment. </li></ul><ul><li>2)They can use a scanner to show a document of some sort in Microsoft word. </li></ul><ul><li>3)They can use a digital camera to take pictures of specific species for science.  </li></ul>
  4. 4. Using Technology in Communication <ul><li>1)Teachers can use calculators for math will help students graph problems and solve equations.  </li></ul><ul><li>2)They can use an interactive white board hooked up to a laptop. </li></ul><ul><li>3)They can use power points is a good way to communicate with the students.  </li></ul>
  5. 5. Using Productivity Tools <ul><li>1)Teachers can use spreadsheet software can help students make graphs and charts. </li></ul><ul><li>2)They can use spreadsheets in science when recording data about a plant or animal. </li></ul><ul><li>3)They can use a spreadsheet to do manual calculations for both math and science. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Using Multimedia Tools <ul><li>1)Teachers can use spreadsheets for graphs and data for both math and science. </li></ul><ul><li>2)They can show a video on how to do an experiment for science. </li></ul><ul><li>3)They can show them a video of someone solving a math problem.  </li></ul>
  7. 7. Resources for Students with Special Needs  <ul><li>1)Students can use an online calculator at http://www.calculator.com to help them with math problems. </li></ul><ul><li>2)Students can go to WebMath at http://www.webmath.com to follow a step by step guidance on how to solve different math problems. </li></ul><ul><li>3)Students can visit BrainPop at http://www.brainpop.com to receive help if they are unable to read the text for a science experiment.  </li></ul>
  8. 8. Practice Using Technology Responsibly  <ul><li>1)They can use virtual manipulatives. They are used to do simulated activities they used to do with real objects. They offer more flexibility than activities using actual objects in the way teachers can use them to illustrate concepts.  </li></ul>
  9. 9. Copyright Laws in Technology <ul><li>1)The Internet is a great resource for students and teacher because it is up to date Teacher can also refresh their memories and review the content as well as share information with other teachers on things such as a wiki.  </li></ul>
  10. 10. Using TrackStar and WebQuest <ul><li>1)The Globe Project (http://www.globe.gov): This website has a lot of good information that could help students with science homework, projects, or even experiments. Teachers could use this site as a resource to have students to do a project in the classroom.  </li></ul><ul><li>2)NASA (http://nasa.gov): This website has a lot of information about space projects, past and present, as well as facts about astronauts. There is also a kid's club where students can go to play games and explore different aspects about space which would be a great resource for teachers to use because they can offer it to their students during free time.  </li></ul><ul><li>3)The Association of Science-Technology Center (www.astc.org): This website is more about the association than about science topics themselves. Students would not be able to go to this website to find information for homework or projects. What they could find is the times and dates of the different centers around their school's location. Teachers could offer this to students for extra credit.  </li></ul>
  11. 11. Instructional Software <ul><li>1)Graphing Calculator </li></ul><ul><li>2)CBL </li></ul><ul><li>3)ImagiProbe </li></ul>
  12. 12. Tools for Developing Projects <ul><li>1)Math Problem Thinking Problems </li></ul><ul><li>2)Science Experiments </li></ul><ul><li>3) Wiki or other Search Engines </li></ul>
  13. 13. Rubrics <ul><li>1)http://www.rubrics4teachers </li></ul><ul><li>This is a website where teachers can find rubrics for math. This is helpful because then teachers can plan a project for their students that is fun and interactive.  </li></ul><ul><li>2) http://www.accessexcellence.org/AE/AEPC/geneconn/labrubric/ </li></ul><ul><li>This is a rubric for a simple science experiment so the teacher can make changes to it or use it for their own experiment. </li></ul><ul><li>3) http://www.4teachers.org/projectbased/k4sci.shtml </li></ul><ul><li>This is for science projects to show students skills that they have learned.  </li></ul>
  14. 14. Lesson Plans <ul><li>1)http://www.teach-nology.com/gold/new/bargraphs2.html </li></ul><ul><li>This is a forum that teachers can go to to find different lesson plans for math. They can research a specific teaching area. They even offer interactive websites that the teacher can use in class to help children learn. </li></ul><ul><li>2) http://www.lessonplanspage.com/MathVariablesAndSolvingForUnknownVars78.htm </li></ul><ul><li>This is a math lesson plan to teach students about variables. It's interactive and will help engage learning. </li></ul><ul><li>3) http://www.lessonplanspage.com/MathArtCalculatingSlopeThroughPictureDesign912.htm </li></ul><ul><li>This is another math lesson plan that uses technology to teach students; there is a graphing calculator on the screen for students to use during the lesson.  </li></ul>
  15. 15. Summary <ul><li>A good math technology source would be to use calculators or online tutorials. A good science technology source would be to use spreadsheets to keep track of information and simulated experiments online. Also, for both math and science you can find multiple lesson plans online along with good pictures to use for different presentations.  </li></ul>
  16. 16. Test Questions <ul><li>1)How can assistive technology help students with special needs in the classroom? </li></ul><ul><li>2)How can technology be integrated into science when doing an experiment? </li></ul><ul><li>3)What skills can using technology in math and science teach students based on our presentation?  </li></ul>

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