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Connecting Content and Technology

This group is for technology teachers whose job is to connect core classroom content to technology (in really cool, engaging ways)!

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Comment by Taylor Walker on April 8, 2015 at 5:09pm

Hi my name is Taylor Walker and I am new to Classroom 2.0.  I just wanted to connect with you to share some exciting news that is coming out of the LMU community. For my MBA program I have designed a board game for high school and college students to learn about contemporary societal issues while interacting and competing against one another.  USA Today and KABC channel 7 news, along with others, have covered our story.  

We only have 7 days left on our Kickstarter campaign, and it would help lot if you could support our project and share with anyone else you know in the educational sphere.  Thank you.  

Comment by Luke Pierson on April 7, 2015 at 8:20pm

Steven,

I have experimented with the idea of the flipped classroom.  I enjoyed doing it with my students even though it was not a perfect process.  I had some students who would not normally do their homework, or struggled in more traditional settings, loved this type of class style and really excelled.  With every positive there is a negative though, some of my students could not look past the fact that I was no longer giving long lectures and practicing an extensive amount of problems with them.  Some students had the notion that I had stopped teaching, while this was clearly untrue it was hard for some students to clear their minds of this misconception and fully buy into the process of a flipped classroom.  My students will most assuredly be participating in the flipped classroom idea again, I caution you to really take your time when setting up the flipped classroom and be sure to provide students with accommodations who may have accessibility issues to the internet at home. 

Comment by Luke Pierson on March 20, 2015 at 7:35pm

Heather,

There is a variety of way to use technology in Algebra 1.  I like to use it as a way for students to explore algebra concepts and then try to teach it to their classmates.  A great topic to do this with is properties of exponents.  Individually, the rules for exponents are very simple, and as they collaborate with their classmates they learn how to apply multiple rules to complex problems dealing with the properties of exponents.  Also, if you are looking for ways to incorporate technology as a teacher here is a link to a good resource.

http://www.centralislip.k12.ny.us/webpages/mfortugno/algebra_lesson...

 

Comment by JFarrow on October 12, 2014 at 4:12pm

The Beautiful Nation Project website is a powerful learning platform designed to revolutionize the way we teach, and learn.

Imagine if your text books could talk to you, and the news answered back! This website is built on a social network, which links its members and the content they share geographically. This allows for real-time global reporting, global conversations, global discussions, and global investigations across borders between classrooms and students!  

To help educators bring the world into the classroom, the network tracks the global sea expeditions of the Makulu crew. The Makulu crew are world explorers, using today's communication tools to stay connected with students while traveling the planet by sea. The crew use the art of storytelling to create interactive lessons to meet the needs of educators working with different literacy levels and learning styles in one classroom. 


The network also houses resources for educators and students. Articles, photos and videos produced by the Voyage of Makulu crew, along side real-time communication tools, maps, games and activities, offer ways for students to engage with the crew and each other in real-time, about real global issues. 

Articles are filtered into subject-specific sections of the network, called Channels. By subscribing to a specific Channel, your classroom can engage in online discussions and videocalls with the crew and each other about content posted in the Channel. 


Your classroom also has the opportunity to personalize its profile in the website. Member profiles allow your students to share information about their community, conduct global science data collection and participate in a virtual science fair with other classrooms in the network from around the world! 

Questions? Email Tonia@beautifulnationproject.org and ask away!

Comment by Dennis Pack on July 19, 2014 at 6:44am

Heather, Geogebra is a good place to start. Here is a link:

http://www.geogebratube.org

Comment by Heather Nicole Porter on July 18, 2014 at 5:50pm

Hello everyone!

I am curious to know if there are any engaging ways to use technology in Algebra I?

Comment by Mary Hosier on July 10, 2014 at 9:08am

Track seasonal change and climate with a Journey North tulip Test Garden this fall. Use technology to proclaim the arrival of spring from your part of the world. Follow news updates and explore tulip maps to predict when spring will reach your hometown. Connect with 450 classrooms involved each year. Join Us!

Journey North Step-by-step guide:

www.learner.org/jnorth/tm/tulips/AboutFall.html

Comment by Benjamin Levy on February 20, 2014 at 7:19am

Are you guys doing any activities that tie in the winter olympics to your curriculum? The National Science Foundation has been putting out some science of the winter olympics video. Here is an eduCanon lesson that ties in kinetic/potential energy questions into a video on slopestyle skiing. Enjoy!

Science of winter olympics

Comment by Jen on November 21, 2013 at 5:04pm

Doing a Holidays Around the World Research with 5th graders in Illinois. Anyone looking to collaborate?

Comment by Jen on September 3, 2013 at 4:46pm

Anyone looking to collaborate with a 5th grade class in Illinois? Please send me a message and let me know. 

Thanks

 

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