Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Tool # 3 - Finding Online Video and Image Resources I have searched for videos online regarding math and I have found several that could be beneficial for my students to watch during class. One of the videos that would be good for my students on the quadratic formula is: Found this adorable video on algebra 2 equations that I want to share with my classes:

The provided copyright and fair use information page was very convoluted and unclear. I don't feel I learned anything new. Establishing a Dropbox account, however, is so useful that I installed it on all of my computers. It's free storage that does not need to be backed up on an external hard drive, and can be accessed from any computer! For a classroom setting, I could see saving assignments into a "class dropbox" and providing students with the login information so that they may open the assignments at home, and then save them in the dropbox again to turn them in.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Tool # 1

My experiences to date have been challenging. Terri McLaughlin has been incredibly helpful, however, we have had problems with the internet and couldn't get our blogs started. This is all new for me so it will be interesting as I travel along on my path to the 11 Tools! I have a student teacher this semester who is extremely knowledgeable, and she has been quite helpful to me and the rest of the Math department. Yea for Rachel! Hopefully, I will find useful ways to integrate all my new knowledge into my classroom and will find it beneficial for my students.