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Real World Math - ideas for using Google Earth in math class

Real World Math - ideas for using Google Earth in math class
Real World Math is a site with lessons and ideas for using Google Earth in the math classroom. There are lesson ideas, examples, and downloads for math that are based on active learning and project based learning, including analysis and creativity. The Lessons page has lessons grouped into five categories: Concept Lessons, Project-Based Learning, Exploratory, Measurement and Space. There is a Community page for teachers to collaborate and share lesson ideas. There is also a Resource page with links to other sites, blogs, or materials that users of Real World Math should find helpful. This is a fun and interesting way to teach, and learn, math. Related: Yummy Math - making math relevant to the world

NRICH Publications All these resources are available from the publisher by clicking on the links provided. Maths Buzz Collaborative reasoning challenges developed with BEAM Working in pairs or small groups, children use their reasoning skills to figure out how to organise a collection of picture cards. Can they work out the order of the racing robots or arrange the hats on the shelves? Three sets are available, one for Years 1/2, one for Years 3/4 and one for Years 5/6. For more information, cost and details of how to order, please see the Nelson Thornes website: The Brain Buster Maths Boxes Innovative whole-class kits developed with BEAM These boxes have everything to get your class involved in a mathematical challenge: A4 problem cards for pairs to share (or you can print out multiple copies from the CD-ROM); enough equipment for a class of children working in pairs on the same problem at the same time; a teachers' book and a CD-ROM of the problems, activity sheets and notes - all in a neat storage box. Books

Students Learning From Their Blogging Buddies Posted by Mrs Kathleen Morris on Tuesday, March 27th 2012 I seem to be continually uncovering more and more benefits to educational blogging. Aside from the advantages that I’ve shared here and here, having your class involved in the educational blogging community allows students to learn from and with their peers from all around the world. In my class we often use our blogging buddies’ posts as inspiration for classroom activities, and as role models for high standards of work. One such example was the readers’ theatre activities that we were doing last week as part of our CAFE reading program. Throughout the week, we read a range of readers’ theatre scripts and used the posts on Mr Salsich’s Classroom Blog and 4T’s Classroom Blog as inspiring models. We published one of our own performances on our class blog here which hopefully continues the cycle of sharing. There have been many other instances when my students have learnt from their blogging buddies.

Fractions and Decimals Online Interview <div class='noindex'>You may be trying to access this site from a secured browser on the server. Please enable scripts and reload this page.</div> Turn on more accessible mode Skip Ribbon Commands Skip to main content Emergency Closures Learning and Teaching Resources Fractions and Decimals Online Interview The Fractions and Decimals Online Interview will allow teachers to better understand their students’ knowledge, skills and behaviours with regard to fractions and decimals, a known ‘hot spot’ of difficulty for many students. Fractions and Decimals Online Interview ( secure website. Back to Top

1:1 implementation This week I will have the oppor­tu­nity to work with a school that has imple­mented a pilot 1:1 pro­gram while simul­ta­ne­ously focus­ing on imple­ment­ing inquiry based instruc­tion. Last year I had the oppor­tu­nity to work with a group of their teach­ers as they planned to make this change to their learn­ing envi­ron­ment. Accord­ing to early reports, things have gone suc­cess­fully thus far. Their imple­men­ta­tion was dif­fer­ent than the ways that many schools imple­ment 1:1, but it is a model oth­ers should con­sider.

Word Problems Worksheets | Dynamically Created Word Problems Dynamically Created Word Problems Here is a graphic preview for all of the word problems worksheets. You can select different variables to customize these word problems worksheets for your needs. The word problems worksheets are randomly created and will never repeat so you have an endless supply of quality word problems worksheets to use in the classroom or at home. These word problems worksheets are a great resource for children in 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, and 5th Grade. Click here for a Detailed Description of all the Word Problems Worksheets. Quick Link for All Word Problems Worksheets Click the image to be taken to that Word Problems Worksheet. Detailed Description for All Word Problems Worksheets Words to Symbols Handout This Word Problems Worksheet will produce a great handout to help students learn the symbols for different words and phrases in word problems. One Step Equation Word Problems These equations worksheets will produce one step word problems. Adding U.S. U.S. U.S. U.S.

Professional Development for Teachers with PEBC Professional Learning The 10 Best Maths Teaching Resource Websites A collection of fantastic teaching resource websites that every maths teacher must have in their bookmarks: 1. TES Connect Thousands of maths teaching resources available for free download. The resources are rated by their users which ensures the best ones appear at the top of your search. 2. A teaching resource for every topic! 3. Free interactive teaching resources that are specifically designed to be suitable for an investigative style of teaching. 4. Set up by an Advanced Skills Teacher whilst on a year-long sabbatical in Australia, this is a fantastic site for finding resources whether you are a teacher, pupil or parent. 5. The ‘maths e-library’ houses a brilliant selection of teaching resources including all the SMILE Mathematics cards available for free download. 6. An interactive online lesson and test for every topic taught in secondary school mathematics. 7. A collection of worksheets all organised by level. 8. 9. Investigations, games, revision tests and free worksheets. 10.

Rapid Product Development Association of South Africa A Must-Have Model For 1:1 Success In Schools Easier as it would be to pretend otherwise, the truth is that integrating mobile technology into a school is not a ‘one size fits all’ sort of thing. That said, there are some basic principles which I think probably stand true for all schools going on this journey. This graphic illustrates the model which I think any school would benefit from understanding if not following. Why? To explain it briefly I believe that there needs to be a vision for WHY you are embarking upon this project (I will discuss this briefly later). This WHY will be different for each school and that is how it should be. Necessary Collaboration The Principal and the Lead Teacher need to share this vision. I have deliberately labeled a ‘Lead Teacher’ and not ‘Head of ICT’ and to me it is absolutely essential that the Network Manager and the Lead Teacher are different people as the roles are ridiculously different. Training The next step is to train up a core set of teachers who will fly the flag for you.

12 Ways To Integrate (Not Just Use) Technology In Education There are a couple dozen ways to ‘use’ technology in education. There are also a couple dozen ways to integrate technology in education. Think those two things are the same? Think that throwing a few iPads and a few Edudemic blog posts into a classroom is the best way to launch a 1:1 initiative? In case you couldn’t guess, it’s not. Situation 1 You’re a school principal and decide to make the Apple iPad a cornerstone of your school’s curriculum. Situation 2 You’re a school principal and decide to make the Apple iPad a cornerstone of your students’ learning. Weigh In Which principal would you want?

4 Stages: The Integration Of Technology In Learning The 4 Stages Of The Integration Of Technology In Learning by Terry Heick For professional development around this idea or others you read about on TeachThought, contact us. Technology can be used in the learning process in a variety of ways. Some are supplementary, serving the original design of the classroom and usually automate some previously by-human task or process–grading multiple choice assessments, searching for a source of information, or sharing messages and other data across large groups. But fully integrated and embedded in the learning process, technology can be transformative–and disruptive. Scaffolding the learning of anything unfamiliar–somehow–is a way of supporting the learner and setting them up for long-term independent success. Should elementary school be stage 1, middle school stage 2, and so on? Should all learners begin a school year at stage 1 and move as far as they can towards stage 4? Can a planned learning experience be evaluated using this framework in mind?

Dissecting a K-12 Technology Vision My committee has finalized a vision for our school district’s technology plan. This was an effort of about 15 people representing district staff, members of our Board of Education, teachers, students, parents, and a token technology industry analyst. I’d love feedback and comments. Let me also share some of the thinking behind the vision (some of the background pre-discussion is here). Our school district recognizes that technology is vital to prepare students for lifelong learning and workforce readiness. We fundamentally changed our view of technology compared to the previous technology plan vision. There were five specific elements to this vision: Integrating Technology and Curriculum: Integrate curriculum and technology to inspire a collaborative learning community that can effectively find, evaluate, use, and create content. We put a lot in one bullet – this bullet encompasses the 21st century skills that we identified: We also purposefully used the term “learning community”.

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