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So many fun things 11 13-2010

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Presentation on Teaching Math Online given to AMATYC ACCCESS fellows in Boston, MA on November 13, 2010.

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So many fun things 11 13-2010

  1. 1. 4210011 0010 1010 1101 0001 0100 1011 So many fun things to do, So little time . . . Presented by Nancy J. Sattler, Ph.D. (nsattler@terra.edu) Terra Community College Mary Beth Orrange (orrange@ecc.edu) Erie Community College
  2. 2. 421 0011 0010 1010 1101 0001 0100 1011 In the beginning … • Course objectives and content must be the same as for the seated versions of the course! • Course flow is the same; the rough spots in a seated class are the rough parts in an online and so with the easy ones! • More eye contact in the face-to-face class; great tools exist for an online class. • If you teach online what do you find goes well? • In your seated class what goes well?
  3. 3. 421 0011 0010 1010 1101 0001 0100 1011 Course Design Components 1. Course Management System/ Authoring Platform 2. Course Content: Tips for teaching math online 3. New Tools for Teaching: What tools are used to convey how to learn math? 4. Assessment Methods: How does the teacher know the students has learned?
  4. 4. 4210011 0010 1010 1101 0001 0100 1011 Course Management System/Authoring Platform Course Management Systems provide an environment in which students may work on course materials within a curriculum. These environments provide tracking and data collection capabilities of registered users.
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  8. 8. 4210011 0010 1010 1101 0001 0100 1011 Course Content Delivery New mediums calls for New Tools! Some are electronic, some social networking, some online, and others combine video and audio. Find one that works for you and build from there.
  9. 9. 421 0011 0010 1010 1101 0001 0100 1011 Content Delivery • Publisher packages such as MyMathLab, MathXL, Alex, or other publisher-provided platform correspond to the textbooks and have value • Don’t re-invent the wheel but remember to supplement with your own materials • Structure your course weekly, by chapter, or by whatever unit fits with the content you are teaching. • Use the tool set you are familiar with; but figure out how to do it online!
  10. 10. 421 0011 0010 1010 1101 0001 0100 1011 Content Delivery – a.k.a. Tips from Mary Beth • Make it real! • Algorithms are just the beginning • Assign projects, examples, and use the richness of the internet to find the real-life applications of what you are teaching. “Say …weren’t you my eighth grade Algebra Teacher?
  11. 11. 421 0011 0010 1010 1101 0001 0100 1011 If they need a resource, direct them to it. Include technology help. Post in different formats
  12. 12. 421 0011 0010 1010 1101 0001 0100 1011 Create a community of learners • Teacher participation is vital • Use the discussion board as the classroom • Use students names in response to postings; thank them by name • Change announcements frequently; give them a reason to “come to class” • Reach out to them without becoming a “cybernag” • As errors are pointed out change the website!
  13. 13. 421 0011 0010 1010 1101 0001 0100 1011 Address math anxiety
  14. 14. 421 0011 0010 1010 1101 0001 0100 1011 Address math anxiety • On Discussion forums: – Post midterm tips – Post most frequently missed questions – Discuss how to study, what’s the difference between high school and college learning – What’s the difference between online and traditional learning – Helpful hints about typing math symbols – Don’t overwhelm your students!
  15. 15. 421 0011 0010 1010 1101 0001 0100 1011 Homework and routine work • Assign homework • Set a schedule for learning • Emphasize the need for regular time for “class” • Be flexible • Let your own personality come through "The number you have dialed is imaginary. Please, rotate your phone by 90 degrees and try again..."
  16. 16. 421 0011 0010 1010 1101 0001 0100 1011 Respond quickly to student emails and phone calls.
  17. 17. 4210011 0010 1010 1101 0001 0100 1011 New Tools for Teaching New mediums calls for New Tools! Some are electronic, some social networking, some online, and others combine video and audio. Find one or two that work for you and build from there.
  18. 18. 421 0011 0010 1010 1101 0001 0100 1011 Electronic Tools Used • Audioconferencing • Blogging • Chatroom • Clickers • Digital drop box • Elect. bulletin board • Electronic mail • Fax • Instant messaging • Interactive video • Ipod • Listserv • Newsgroup • One minute lecture • Print (textbooks, etc.) • Social Networking • Software tutorials • Telecourse • Telephone • Threaded discussion • Videoconferencing • Vodcast
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  20. 20. 421 0011 0010 1010 1101 0001 0100 1011 Clickers • Used to gather information • Used to obtain Instant feedback • Used to obtain honest answers • Can be linked to Blackboard or other course management systems for assessing students • Used as a discussion prompt • Use to take attendance
  21. 21. 421 0011 0010 1010 1101 0001 0100 1011 Try the One Minute Lecture • List the key concepts • Write a 15 to 30-second introduction and conclusion • Record these using a microphone and Web camera • Design an assignment • Upload the video and assignment to your course- management software
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  26. 26. 421 0011 0010 1010 1101 0001 0100 1011 Have Students Collaborate • Google Docs • http://www.google.com/apps/edu/index.html#utmsource=edu cators2&utm_medium=et • Mindmap • http://www.mindomo.com • Wikis • http://wikisineducation.wetpaint.com/page/Higher-Ed+Wikis
  27. 27. 421 0011 0010 1010 1101 0001 0100 1011 SOCIAL NETWORKING •FaceBook •MySpace •Linkedin (Facebook & MySpace are leading communication tools for ages 14-40)
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  33. 33. 4210011 0010 1010 1101 0001 0100 1011 Assessment Methods Some standard methods Electronic Quizzes & Test  Games  E-Portfolio  Polls
  34. 34. 421 0011 0010 1010 1101 0001 0100 1011 Some standard ways • Quizzes and tests in MyMathLab, MathXL, or other publisher-provided platform or written by the teachers themselves. • Midterm and final exams may be taken in a proctored environment. • Real-world projects submitted electronically, by traditional mail, or FAXed.
  35. 35. 421 0011 0010 1010 1101 0001 0100 1011 Online Quizzes and Tests • Make your own (http://www.allthetests.com/quiz26/quizbedingung.php) • Other Power Point Games (Who Wants to be a Millionaire, etc.) http://teach.fcps.net/trt10/PowerPoint.htm )
  36. 36. 421 0011 0010 1010 1101 0001 0100 1011 Games • Jeopardy ( for template see http://www.jmu.edu/madison/teacher/jeopardy/ jeopardy.htm) • Other Power Point Games (Who Wants to be a Millionaire, etc.) http://teach.fcps.net/trt10/PowerPoint.htm )
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  39. 39. 421 0011 0010 1010 1101 0001 0100 1011 OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE What have are you doing for FUN in your classroom?

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