Connecting to Math in Real Life By Wendy Petti Who needs math games when a world of meaningful real-life fun is beckoning? It's easy and rewarding to connect to the real world in math class. On the Information Highway," we can find online collections of real-world math activities, math activities with a specific real-life focus (including natural disasters), online data sources, portals for joining or launching collaborative math and science projects, and more. The real-world resources assembled here are sure to excite teachers and students alike. Collections of Real-World Math Activities The math activity sites listed here are repositories of lesson ideas that can be explored offline without the use of computers. Math Goodies Their multi-media curriculum includes 168 in-depth lessons organized into instructional units. Mixing in Math This set of free activities helps teachers, parents, and after-school programs mix a bit of math into students' daily routines. Online Math Activities with a Specific Focus
10 Apps & Sites for Digital Storytelling & more! Have your Students Tell their Stories Digitally! What is digital storytelling? Students can tell their story in a digital manner the same as they would orally or on paper. Digital storytelling is simply applying one's creative ideas in a manner that allows him or her to add multimedia (video, images, and audio) to their voice. Why use digital storytelling? Using technology can be engaging. Which tools are best? Personally, I like tools that are free and easy to use. I often get asked if I prefer iPads or laptops. A few of my favorite tools for digital storytelling: (the descriptions below were taken from the tool's site) (available as an app and a website) - yay - Enhance your digital classroom with Animoto. Sonic Pics for itouch devices. Capzles: Time Captured. Motivate students to participate. Glogster provides a digital platform for students to create a multimedia poster. Storybird has become one of my new personal favorites. Other great resources: Assessing Digital Storytelling:
Creating Equation iBooks with Book Creator As you probably read from the last post, I haven’t been around for a bit. However, the past week (before Christmas break) and these first two days have been pretty exciting to watch my sixth grade students assemble their first iBook on solving One-Step Equations. Teaching one-step equations to sixth grade has always been an interesting task, as these problems can usually be solved with mental math. You will meet a little bit of resistance as you clearly show how to use inverse operations to isolate the variable and then show a proper check to verify the solution. Read that last sentence? This time around, instead of notes and practice, they listened to a few short videos created by our math peer tutors and then set about working on creating a 10+ page book on one-step equations. With over 130 books being finished, I won’t be able to post a viewing of all of them. Tools: halfway into our first year with iPads and these students were content creation kings.
Materiales para la Creatividad Math Tutorial Music Videos Middle School students are working hard on their Math Wiki. They are using a variety of tools to create tutorials (Garageband, SmartBoard Notebook, PowerPoint, Animoto). Their latest creation to be embedded into the Wiki were Animoto Music Videos. They created PowerPoint slides, then exported them as jpg files to be imported into Wiki were Animoto Students are learning presentation skills and tools as they are designing the slides to create specific tutorials for math definitions and concepts they are learning in class. “By learning you will teach;by teaching you will understand.” ~ Latin Proverb To teach is to learn twice. Not only are students organizing their own thoughts and teaching each other, but they are also becoming web publishers who are inspiring and teaching math students around the world. As they were working on the slides, we learned many things about presentation design: don’t use too much text on one slide. Here are some of their Animoto examples: Like this: Like Loading...
20 iPad Apps To Teach Elementary Reading | TeachThought As anyone with a toddler knows, iPads are addictive for children. They seem to have some sort of special radar that lets them know when an iDevice is within their reach, and they’ll do anything they can to get their hands on them. Resistance is futile, but instead of lamenting excessive screen time, you can make your child’s iPad addiction a productive one with educational apps, including those that promote early reading. With these 20 apps, children can learn how to write letters, improve phonics fluency, and even write their own books. ABC PocketPhonics Kids can develop skills in letter sounds, writing, and first words with ABC PocketPhonics.
Free Math Worksheets Lectoescritura; escritura creativa -Orientacion Andujar Los niños desarrollan mejor la imaginación en el lenguaje cuando se les pide que expresen con sus propias palabras conceptos y pensamientos acerca de cosas que suceden, han sucedido o sucederán. Hemos preparado unas actividades para que nuestros alumnos realicen una composición escrita que debe de incluir las imágenes que les presentamos. cuenta-una-historia-a-partir-de-unas-imagenes-1 cuenta-una-historia-a-partir-de-unas-imagenes-2 cuenta-una-historia-a-partir-de-unas-imagenes-3 cuenta-una-historia-a-partir-de-unas-imagenes-4 cuenta-una-historia-a-partir-de-unas-imagenes-5 cuenta-una-historia-a-partir-de-unas-imagenes-6 cuenta-una-historia-a-partir-de-unas-imagenes-7 cuenta-una-historia-a-partir-de-unas-imagenes-8 cuenta-una-historia-a-partir-de-unas-imagenes-9 cuenta-una-historia-a-partir-de-unas-imagenes-10 Con anterioridad presentamos una serie de actividades en las que a partir de un desencadenate, nuestros alumnos tienían que desarrollar una historia. Relacionado 22 Octubre, 2010
Use Creative Math Sites to Support Struggling Students - San Jose ESL Math language can cause problems for many English language learners. Math word problems are especially difficult because the language around the word problem can often times be a challenge. As a very basic example, look at the many synonyms for "DECREASE": subtract, take away from, lowered by, reduce, minus, etc. Then there are the NON-MATH words in the problems. Look at this basic math problem for elementary school: Five boys and three girls went on a field trip. First problem--the problem starts off with BOYS and GIRLS and then combines the two to make CHILDREN. Since math becomes increasingly more difficult as ELLs move on to middle school and high school, the same problem still faces them---the language of math. The video sites below offer more support for struggling students both ELLs and EOs. Both sites are free of course though they do want students and teachers to register. Denise
107 Favorite iPad Apps for K-8 Great iPad apps for K-8 Tablet computing and mobile devices promise to have a dramatic impact on education. A growing number of schools across the world are jumping on the digital bus and embracing iPads (less often, other tablet products) as the latest tool to teach literature in multimedia, history through games and simulations, and math with step-by-step animation of problems. Not surprisingly, student scores improve when they use iPads and their interest in school soars. In my school, we have been rotating one set of Pads this year through K-8. Drawing AirSketch Free–Turn your iPad into a wireless whiteboard! Geography Atlas–Barefoot World Atlas is an interactive 3D globe for iPad that invites children to explore the regions and countries of the world, discovering hundreds of fascinating features and immersing themselves in the rich wonders of our planet.Stack the Countries Lite Terra–Stack the Countries Lite makes learning about the world fun! Health History Maps Math Algebra Intro–Free.
everything elearning. Instructional Design in Elearning George Siemens September 30, 2002 Introduction Elearning is the marriage of technology and education, and most often, the instructional designer's greatest role is that of "bridging" concepts between the two worlds. The need for instructional design is being noticed in elearning - both in corporate training departments and education institutions. This article explores ID in terms of: definitions, models, and usage. What is Instructional Design? Instructional Design is the systematic process of translating general principles of learning and instruction into plans for instructional materials and learning. Instructional Design Models Instructional design, very loosely defined, is a system or process of organizing learning resources to ensure learners achieve established learning outcomes. Instructional Design Models offers an excellent visuals depicting various models. ADDIE - refers to Analyze, Design, Develop, Implement, Evaluate. ID for the Web
Trol (Internet) «No alimentar al trol, por favor», sugiere que no debe reaccionarse ante un trol, que no deben usarse enfoques parecidos que redunden en discusiones interminables e inconducentes. Aviso: «En esta página está prohibido trolear». Aunque originalmente el término sólo se refería a la práctica en sí y no a la persona, un desplazamiento metonímico posterior ha hecho que también se aplique a las personas que incurren en ese tipo de prácticas. Su origen etimológico más probable evoca la idea de «morder el anzuelo» o «morder el anzuelo mucho más» (trol es un tipo de pesca en inglés). Mientras la palabra trol y su verbo asociado trolear están vinculados con una discusión en Internet, los medios de comunicación en los años recientes la han tratado como un adjetivo, y la usan para etiquetar acciones intencionalmente provocativas y acosos fuera de un contexto en línea. A finales de los años 90, alt.folklore.urban tuvo tal gran tráfico y participación que el trolling de ese tipo frunció el ceño.
Fun Kids Online Math Games "Sheppard offers everything from early math to pre-algebra. The lessons include interactive activities to practice concepts. Students can shoot fruit, pop balloons, and even play math man (the math version of pac man!). Fractions, place value, money, and basic operations are some of the areas that are covered. Check it out at " --Shannon Jakeman , sjakeman.blogspot.com "Online math games, like the ones that you'll find for free at Sheppard Software, provide a valuable opportunity for children to learn a great deal while they're having fun. It can be very difficult for parents to find productive and worthwhile activities for children on the Internet; however fun online math games do offer a wonderful alternative. This free section of Sheppard Software was written for children. Sheppard Software offers a couple of cute games for the youngest math students. For slightly older kids, there are a number of very popular arcade-style "popup" math games.