Web 2.0 in the Math Classroom Karen Phillips Winnipeg, MB ETCATA Conference Grant MacEwan College Edmonton, AB
What is Web 2.0 anyway?
 
Engage me or lose me! <ul><li>Digital Natives vs Digital Immigrants </li></ul><ul><li>Today’s students are no longer the p...
Why Blog in a Math Class? <ul><li>Learning is a conversation! </li></ul><ul><li>They expand the walls of the classroom </l...
 
Participation VS Production <ul><li>Remember when…… </li></ul><ul><li>Mastery was exhibited by getting 70% on a written te...
How we use our blog & other Web 2.0 tools <ul><li>Class portal </li></ul><ul><li>Online filing cabinet </li></ul><ul><li>C...
Safety Concerns <ul><li>Protect the privacy of students </li></ul><ul><li>AUP’s </li></ul><ul><li>Administration </li></ul...
References <ul><li>Prensky, M.  Digital natives, digital immigrants .  Retrieved April 27, 2007, from  http://www.marcpren...
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Web 2.0 in the Math Classroom

  1. 1. Web 2.0 in the Math Classroom Karen Phillips Winnipeg, MB ETCATA Conference Grant MacEwan College Edmonton, AB
  2. 2. What is Web 2.0 anyway?
  3. 4. Engage me or lose me! <ul><li>Digital Natives vs Digital Immigrants </li></ul><ul><li>Today’s students are no longer the people our educational system was designed to teach. </li></ul><ul><li>Cyberspace is a part of everyday life </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Hypertext’ minds </li></ul>
  4. 5. Why Blog in a Math Class? <ul><li>Learning is a conversation! </li></ul><ul><li>They expand the walls of the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>They archive the learning that teachers and students do </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs can teach new literacies students will need to function in an ever-expanding information society </li></ul><ul><li>Different learning styles can be supported </li></ul>
  5. 7. Participation VS Production <ul><li>Remember when…… </li></ul><ul><li>Mastery was exhibited by getting 70% on a written test? </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 allows kids to display mastery in countless ways that involve creating digital content for large audiences </li></ul>
  6. 8. How we use our blog & other Web 2.0 tools <ul><li>Class portal </li></ul><ul><li>Online filing cabinet </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative space </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul>
  7. 9. Safety Concerns <ul><li>Protect the privacy of students </li></ul><ul><li>AUP’s </li></ul><ul><li>Administration </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate your plans with parents </li></ul><ul><li>Conversations with students regarding appropriateness, responsibility and common sense </li></ul>
  8. 10. References <ul><li>Prensky, M. Digital natives, digital immigrants . Retrieved April 27, 2007, from http://www.marcprensky.com/ writing/ Prensky%20-%20Digital%20Natives,%20 Digital%20Immigrants%20-%20Part1.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>Richardson, W. Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms . Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin P, 2006. 6-58. </li></ul>

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