Web 2.0 tools in the mathematics classroom


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  • Web 2.0 tools in the mathematics classroom

    1. Web 2.0 tools in the <br />mathematics classroom<br />Maggie Verster<br />Ict4Champions<br />Amesa 2009 Congress<br />www.school2.co.za<br />
    2. Do you want to prepare your learners for life in the 21st Century?<br />Do you want to spice up your classroom activities and get your learners thinking deeply?<br />Do you want to be a lifelong learner yourself ?<br />Do you want to share resources painlessly “on the fly”?<br />Do you want to become a reflective teacher?<br />
    3. “Every primary school learner and secondary school learner in school this year has lived his or her entire life in the presence of computers, wireless connectivity, television, the world wide web, cell phones, and computer games. They are a hooked up, wired, connected, multi-tasking, parallel processing generation of learners. Isn&apos;t it time the education process catered for these characteristics?” Laurie Burgereit<br />
    4. Maths/ML Teacher 1.0<br />Adapted from Courosa. <br />
    5. Maths/ML Teacher 2.0<br />Adapted from Courosa. <br />
    6. What is microblogging?<br /> Video: Click here to Play<br />Why would I like to know about what you are doing all the time in 140 characters or less?<br />
    7. Okay tweeple: twitter<br /><ul><li>Go to www.twitter.com
    8. Register for an account
    9. Follow
    10. maggiev
    11. Mathslitteacher
    12. Twitter your username and include the tag #amesa2009 in your tweet
    13. Follow fellow teachers!</li></li></ul><li>How can I use twitter as a maths teacher?<br /><ul><li>Learners can ask/answer questions using twitter
    14. I can connect with other maths teachers
    15. I can share……
    16. Resource links
    17. Files (http://filesocial.com)
    18. Photos (www.twitpic.com)
    19. Events/notices…
    20. Have discussions
    21. Build learning networks
    22. …….. More……..</li></li></ul><li>Maths/ML Teacher 2.0<br />Blogs<br />Adapted from Courosa. <br />
    23. Blog –your own space<br /><ul><li>Reflection
    24. Homework
    25. Parent info
    26. Videos + photos
    27. Resources
    28. Conversations
    29. Advocacy
    30. Fun stuff
    31. Games
    32. Newsletters</li></ul>What is a blog?<br />
    33. <ul><li>Go to the mathsliteracy bloghttp://mathsliteracy.wordpress.com
    34. Leave a comment  Reflect on the conference
    35. What elements do you find there?
    36. Resource bookmarks
    37. Photo Galleries
    38. Tweet stream
    39. Parent and learner ML advocacy
    40. Newsletters
    41. ………….</li></ul>What are your thoughts about the Amesa 2009 conference?<br />
    42. Get Blogging<br /><ul><li>Wordpress (www.wordpress.com )
    43. Blogger(www.blogger.com )
    44. Edublogs(www.edublogs.org)
    45. Blogging learning pathway
    46. Example of maths blogs</li></li></ul><li>Maths/ML Teacher 2.0<br />Adapted from Courosa. <br />
    47. Why would I want to join a social network?<br /><ul><li>Go to www.mathsliteracy.co.za
    48. What can you all do inside a social network?
    49. Share and discuss resources
    50. Reflect on your teaching practice
    51. Help one another
    52. Information
    53. Events
    54. Notices & newsletters
    55. Curriculum notices
    56. Jobs
    57. Professional development</li></li></ul><li>More SN tools:<br /><ul><li>Facebook (www.facebook.com)
    58. Linkedin (www.linkedin.com )
    59. Plaxo (www.plaxo.com )</li></ul>Maths online communities:<br /><ul><li>www.mathsliteracy.co.za
    60. Stephen’s FET and AP e-mail group
    61. www.thutong.org.za
    62. Mathematics 24x7</li></li></ul><li>Maths/ML Teacher 2.0<br />Adapted from Courosa. <br />
    63. What is a wiki and how can I use it in the classroom?<br /><ul><li>Collaborative
    64. Can be edited by anyone /who has permission / members
    65. Examples:
    66. http://tr.im/qw6K
    67. Wikipedia
    68. Saschools wiki</li></li></ul><li>Maths/ML Teacher 2.0<br />Photo Sharing<br />Adapted from Courosa. <br />
    69. Maths/ML Teacher 2.0<br />Mind mapping<br />
    70. <ul><li>Go to Bubbl.us
    71. Pick a maths/ml topic and create a mind-map
    72. Tutorial: http://tr.im/qwOU</li></ul>How can I create my own mind-map?<br />
    73. 426,000 <br />Maths/ML Teacher 2.0<br />The most effective way to share resources!!!!!!<br />Social Bookmarking<br />Adapted from Courosa. <br />
    74. <ul><li>Amesa 2009 Links
    75. Mathematics links
    76. Maths literacy links
    77. Mathematics blogs
    78. Mathematics wikis
    79. Delicious tutorial</li></ul>Social bookmarking = Sharing resources + database<br />
    80. How on earth do I keep track of everything!!!!!!<br />RSS<br />
    81. How on earth do I keep track of everything!!!!!!<br />RSS Readers<br /><ul><li>Google Reader
    82. Explorer build in reader
    83. RSS Widgets</li></ul>RSS<br />
    84. Maths/ML Teacher 2.0<br />Presentations<br />Depicts 106,000 aluminum cans, the number used in the US every thirty seconds.<br />
    85. What good is a presentation? <br /><ul><li>Homework
    86. Learners demonstrate their understanding
    87. Tutorials
    88. Portfolio of work
    89. CV
    90. Share presentations
    91. www.slideshare.net
    92. www.authorstream.com
    93. Embed in blog/ school sites </li></li></ul><li>Homework<br /><ul><li>Work through the slideshare
    94. Enter your details in my online spreadsheethttp://tr.im/qGel
    95. Please give feedback about the workshop here:</li></li></ul><li>See you online!!!!<br />Maggie Verster:<br /><ul><li>maggie@maggie.co.za
    96. www.twitter.com/maggiev
    97. Blogs:
    98. www.school2.co.za
    99. http://mathsliteracy.wordpress.com
    100. http://saschoollibraries.wordpress.com
    101. Networks:
    102. www.mathsliteracy.co.za
    103. http://learnwithmaggie.ning.com
    104. Photo credits: Numbers made visual
    105. Chris Jordan (www.chrisjordan.com )</li></ul>Depicts 410,000 paper cups, equal to the number of disposable hot-beverage paper cups used in the US every fifteen minutes.<br />