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Math Technology to Engage, Delight, and Excite

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Math Technology to Engage, Delight, and Excite

  1. 1. Math Technologyto Engage, Delight,and Excite<br />Maria H. Andersen<br />Muskegon Community College<br />www.teachingcollegemath.com<br />
  2. 2. where I began<br />
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  4. 4. computer-based learning <br />(in 1984)<br />
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  8. 8. we’ve learned many other<br />technologies along the way<br />
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  10. 10. MathCad and ChemCad<br />
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  12. 12. in grad school, I learned to<br />teach with TI calculators<br />
  13. 13. fast forward to today<br />
  14. 14. today<br />
  15. 15. Buckle up, this will be fast!<br />Games<br />Videos<br />Web 2.0<br />Wolfram<br />Alpha<br />Interactive materials<br />Discussion<br />boards<br />Jing<br />Online <br />Homework<br />LMS<br />
  16. 16. Technology-rich courses that engage students start like this ...<br />
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  18. 18. and then we build a shell<br />
  19. 19. teaching calculus online<br />
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  22. 22. even though the courses are different, the foundation is similar<br />
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  26. 26. during the semester, I add learning objects as I find them or create them<br />
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  29. 29. http://thisisindexed.com<br />
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  35. 35. Beginning of the semester<br />
  36. 36. End of the semester<br />
  37. 37. But still,a work in progress<br />Starting from Scratch I and II<br />http://teachingcollegemath.com/?page_id=1107<br />
  38. 38. In the beginning, there was the course shell.<br />LMS<br />
  39. 39. now we need to free up some time<br />
  40. 40. Algorithmically-generated problems<br />
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  47. 47. Instant Feedback<br />
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  50. 50. Quest for Points<br />
  51. 51. Video Game Culture<br />= ?<br />
  52. 52. online homework motivates students to engage in learning the content outside of class, and essentially sets the course schedule<br />
  53. 53. now for the confession<br />
  54. 54. we no longergo over homeworkin class<br />
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  57. 57. travelers<br />
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  61. 61. Math ELITEs<br />http://teachingcollegemath.com/?p=2148 .<br />
  62. 62. We must free ourselves from the shackles <br />of content.<br />Online <br />Homework<br />LMS<br />
  63. 63. Give students a place to collaborate, discuss, and ask questions<br />
  64. 64. Math students will participate<br />in a “social” environment.<br />
  65. 65. Math students will participate<br />in a “social” environment.<br />
  66. 66. Each “topic” consists<br />Of multiple posts<br />
  67. 67. Each “topic” consists<br />Of multiple posts<br />
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  70. 70. two secrets of<br />successful<br />discussion boards<br />
  71. 71. (Secret #1)<br />feed everyquestion to the discussion board<br />
  72. 72. questions in office<br />study tips for tests<br />hints<br />email<br />questions before class<br />questions after class<br />
  73. 73. (Secret #2)<br />points<br />
  74. 74. The best way to learn something is to teach it ...<br />Discussion<br />boards<br />Online <br />Homework<br />LMS<br />
  75. 75. Give students tools that allow them to create and contribute.<br />
  76. 76. If you can get the mathematics to your computer screen, <br />you can share it.<br />
  77. 77. digital cameras<br />iPods<br />copiers<br />digital pens<br />cell phones<br /> scanners<br />
  78. 78. http://jingproject.com/<br />
  79. 79. let’s take a look<br />
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  86. 86. The images that follow all have one thing in common … they were submitted digitally as part of an assignment in Calculus II.<br />
  87. 87. The images that follow all have one thing in common … they were submitted digitally as part of an assignment in Calculus II.<br />
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  94. 94. Students use scanners, digital pens, software, digital cameras, whiteboards, and cell phones to capture the images.<br />
  95. 95. Many of the students use Jing to capture just a small portion of the image to insert into their assignment.<br />
  96. 96. Students <br />(or you)<br /> can also<br />record and share<br />short videos<br />of up to 5 minutes.<br />
  97. 97. http://tinyurl.com/nj5abm<br />
  98. 98. http://tinyurl.com/my6udz<br />
  99. 99. http://tinyurl.com/mdabnb<br />
  100. 100. From a student assignment:<br />http://tinyurl.com/mxg3a7<br />
  101. 101. From a student assignment:<br />http://tinyurl.com/mavmdo<br />
  102. 102. Students recording IN CLASS<br />students teaching each other<br />http://tinyurl.com/lgt8sk<br />
  103. 103. did I mention<br />that was free?<br />(PC or MAC)<br />
  104. 104. It no longer matters what software they use or how big the files are.<br />Discussion<br />boards<br />Jing<br />Online <br />Homework<br />LMS<br />
  105. 105. use virtual<br />models<br />
  106. 106. National Library of<br />Virtual Manipulatives<br />
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  109. 109. http://nlvm.usu.edu/<br />
  110. 110. Wolfram Demonstrations Project<br />
  111. 111. Over 6000 demonstrations.<br />
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  115. 115. http://demonstrations.wolfram.com/<br />
  116. 116. http://web.monroecc.edu/calcNSF/<br />
  117. 117. http://mathdemos.gcsu.edu/mathdemos<br />
  118. 118. http://tinyurl.com/7rdr33<br />
  119. 119. http://tinyurl.com/7rdr33<br />
  120. 120. Don’t try to do all the programming yourself.<br />Interactive materials<br />Discussion<br />boards<br />Jing<br />LMS<br />Online <br />Homework<br />
  121. 121. Now let’s talk CAS.<br />
  122. 122. There are plentyof free options.<br />
  123. 123. http://www.geogebra.org<br />http://www.r-project.org/<br />http://www.sagemath.org/<br />http://maxima.sourceforge.net/<br />
  124. 124. But we need to talk about this one.<br />http://www.wolframalpha.com<br />
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  142. 142. Did I mention this is free?<br />
  143. 143. and on every computer<br />that has Internet access?<br />
  144. 144. and on every phone<br />with internet access?<br />
  145. 145. to share, <br />just copy the URL<br />
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  147. 147. share in chats<br />
  148. 148. share as a hyperlink<br />
  149. 149. share the old-fashioned way<br />
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  151. 151. anyone excited?<br />
  152. 152. how about <br />nervous?<br />
  153. 153. Inquiry-based <br />Learning<br />
  154. 154. Developing intuition about integration techniques<br />
  155. 155. You might write statements something like... <br />“When the integrals look <br /> like ______ the solutions <br /> seem to be similar in that <br /> _______ .<br />
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  157. 157. More about this assignment here<br />http://teachingcollegemath.com/?p=2036<br />
  158. 158. You no longer have to teach how to use the CAS. It’s easy.<br />Wolfram<br />Alpha<br />Interactive materials<br />Discussion<br />boards<br />Jing<br />Online <br />Homework<br />LMS<br />
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  160. 160. Use RSS Feeds<br />
  161. 161. This is a Netvibes Page.http://www.netvibes.com<br />
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  167. 167. Blogger is free: http://www.blogger.com<br />
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  170. 170. Wordpress is free: http://www.wordpress.com<br />
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  173. 173. Mindomohttp://www.mindomo.com<br />
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  177. 177. http://bit.ly/MathET(case sensitive)<br />
  178. 178. Mathematweets<br />http://prezi.com/nsu8izuq8jxs<br />
  179. 179. The Calculus Tweetwars<br />http://teachingcollegemath.com/?p=2304<br />
  180. 180. I spend a lot of time learning from my students. <br />Web 2.0<br />Wolfram<br />Alpha<br />Interactive materials<br />Discussion<br />boards<br />Jing<br />Online <br />Homework<br />LMS<br />
  181. 181. embedded video<br />
  182. 182. http://www.ted.com<br />
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  186. 186. http://www.sixtysymbols.com/<br />
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  188. 188. Sputnik Observatory<br />http://sptnk.org<br />
  189. 189. Alien Mathematics<br />
  190. 190. C & G Tuning Forks<br />
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  194. 194. There are thousands of videos on YouTube about Mathematics.<br />
  195. 195. 60,000+ Statistics 40,000+ Algebra<br />19,000+ Calculus<br />3,500+ Trigonometry<br />1,800+ Related Rates<br />
  196. 196. Need something explained? Go out and look for it.<br />Videos<br />Web 2.0<br />Wolfram<br />Alpha<br />Interactive materials<br />Discussion<br />boards<br />Jing<br />Online <br />Homework<br />LMS<br />
  197. 197. well, if you aren’t<br />shocked yet ...<br />
  198. 198. Line Gem<br />http://funbasedlearning.com/algebra/graphing/lines/default.htm<br />
  199. 199. Flower Power<br />http://www.mangahigh.com/en_gb/games/flowerpower<br />
  200. 200. Factor-Tris<br />http://hotmath.com/hotmath_help/games/factortris/factortris_hotmath_sound.swf<br />
  201. 201. Playing to Learn Math?<br />http://prezi.com/r2lbb3lfomg5<br />
  202. 202. Fun = when the brain is learning something new.<br />Games<br />Videos<br />Web 2.0<br />Wolfram<br />Alpha<br />Interactive materials<br />Discussion<br />boards<br />Jing<br />Online <br />Homework<br />LMS<br />
  203. 203. final thoughts<br />
  204. 204. If this is you ...<br />
  205. 205. ... please re-evaluate.<br />
  206. 206. If you can’t<br />compete<br />with the<br />digital world,<br />
  207. 207. JOIN it.<br />
  208. 208. The final piece is YOU.<br />Games<br />Videos<br />?<br />?<br />?<br />?<br />Web 2.0<br />?<br />?<br />Wolfram<br />Alpha<br />Interactive materials<br />Discussion<br />boards<br />Jing<br />Online <br />Homework<br />LMS<br />
  209. 209. how do you start?<br />
  210. 210.
  211. 211. you start<br />
  212. 212. Questions?<br />To find this presentation...<br />TeachingCollegeMath.com<br />

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