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iPads in the classroom: embedding technology in the primary curriculum - The Guardian (blog)

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The Guardian (blog) iPads in the classroom: embedding technology in the primary curriculum The Guardian (blog) We have technology-led projects ongoing in writing, reading, maths and science where progress will be measurable and comparable to rates...
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This is exactly the type of project that makes maths engaging - child-centred rather than teacher-centred, cross-curricular, fun and engaging, authentic, uses collaborative learning and peer teaching, uses Gardner's Multiple Intelligences to maximise learning, learning outcomes are measurable and comparable.  This is not just learning information to regurgitate; it is learning information and using it to learn more.  It's about teaching students to be creative and to be responsible for their own learning.

 

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Math Teachers at Play #62

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Do you enjoy math? I hope so! If not, browsing this post just may change your mind. Welcome to the Math Teachers At Play blog carnival --- a smorgasbord of ideas for learning, teaching, and playing...

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William Emeny's curator insight, May 15, 2013 1:52 PM

Another collection of superb maths teaching articles from the Let's Play Math blog

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Interactive Math Websites

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There is some great material here - very useful.  Thank you.

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Dolores Adame's curator insight, June 2, 2013 10:20 PM

Todos los días aprendemos y estos espacios nos muestran elementos que permiten una medición pedagógica más dinámica

Lee Hall's curator insight, June 3, 2013 2:19 PM

I know mathematically this isn't an infinite list, but it may be close. :)

Anne Matheson's curator insight, June 3, 2013 11:22 PM

Looks like a fantastic website and resource.

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OPINION: Maths equation now adds up to problems - Newcastle Herald

OPINION: Maths equation now adds up to problems - Newcastle Herald | Make Maths engaging! | Scoop.it
OPINION: Maths equation now adds up to problems Newcastle Herald There is consensus that fewer young people taking the higher end mathematics means that we will have increasing shortages of key science, technology, engineering and mathematics...
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This person makes a lot of sense.  Schools need to revise what maths is being taught and how it is being taught.  The comment 'our increasingly technological world requires everyone to have higher levels of numeracy than ever before.' is valid.  We need to teach in such a way that students want to engage in their learning and then use that learning throughout their lives.

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Adults 'reliant on calculators' in their daily lives - Telegraph.co.uk

Adults 'reliant on calculators' in their daily lives - Telegraph.co.uk | Make Maths engaging! | Scoop.it
Telegraph.co.uk Adults 'reliant on calculators' in their daily lives Telegraph.co.uk Last year the Telegraph's Make Britain Count campaign highlighted this country's poor performance in maths, pointing out for example that 17 million 16 to...
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This is a valid point - we need maths in our everyday lives.

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Tech Talk Tuesdays: Edmodo for Learning | On an e-Journey with ...

Tech Talk Tuesdays: Edmodo for Learning | On an e-Journey with ... | Make Maths engaging! | Scoop.it
Immersing technology in the classroom and beyond into the globe! Skip to content ... how it works. About our Presenter: Rick Kayler-Thomson is a primary teacher in Geelong, Victoria, Australia with his feet firmly planted in ICT ...
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This is typical of the sites out there - keen to help teachers who don't know how or where to start.

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Digital impact on learning 'incredible' - The Press

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Digital impact on learning 'incredible'
The Press
A new way of teaching using technology is transforming the way hundreds of pupils in Christchurch's east learn.
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DUNCAN BARKES: Knit and natter – it's what the cool kids do - Chichester Observer

DUNCAN BARKES: Knit and natter – it's what the cool kids do - Chichester Observer | Make Maths engaging! | Scoop.it
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DUNCAN BARKES: Knit and natter – it's what the cool kids do
Chichester Observer
Having started a lunchtime knitting club, Worth Primary, near Deal, discovered that it improved pupil's behaviour.
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Maybe this is not as silly as it first sounds.  Worth a go, do you think?

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Belinda Cremin's comment, June 10, 2013 11:46 PM
This is a great idea! It is done at my children's primary school and both boys and girls join in. It is also a great way to involve the community.
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ECB brings cricket to the classroom - ECB.co.uk

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ECB brings cricket to the classroom
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ECB today announced the launch of the Ashes School Challenge - a free interactive educational programme which will be aimed at primary schools nationwide ahead of this summer's Investec Ashes Test Series.
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I think this would appeal to students because it's relevant, it's going on throughout half the year at least, and it can be intergrated into other subjects.

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Skwirk

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Skwirk covers the core subjects studied in Australian primary and secondary schools including Maths, Science, Technology, English, History, Geography, Commerce, SOSE and HSIE.


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Although this is a commercial advertisement, it is interesting to hear the students appreciate the animations for their clarity, brightness and helpful teaching.  These types of resources could be motivating, empowering and engaging.

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Rachel Gaskell's curator insight, February 27, 2014 7:04 PM

Skwirk is an online education tool that has been specifically designed to align with the current Australian Curriculum.  It can assist visual learners and accommodates P-12 students.  The interactive resources and videos can be viewed on interactive whiteboards, laptops or tablets and provide for both whole class and individual learning.   Each unit of work can be manipulated by the teacher to meet the needs of their students.  Personal or online images, YouTube videos and outside resources can be inserted into individualised lessons.  The animated videos attached to the lessons would work well in the introduction phase of a lesson to engage students and get their knowledge ready.  The assessment tasks allow  teachers to access student understanding and decide whether further investigation is needed.   The search option is designed for teachers to input the National Curriculum codes (e.g. (ACTDEK001)) or subject name (Skwirk online, 2013).   Mcguire (2012) asserts that as a teaching tool, Skwirk provides "a rich, real and relevant curriculum". 

Naomi W's curator insight, April 1, 2014 4:27 AM

It's not always easy to find different types of technology to use with Maths. Although I haven't used it yet, these are the reasons why I would like to investigate further why I want to use it:

 

Based on National Curriculum

Access from 4 levels: student, school, teacher, parent

Caters to different learning styles

Has different types of activites and tech: animations, videos, images, podcasts, activities and quizzes, etc. 

Students can learn in their own pace

 

It reminds me of the Universal Design Learning - there are multiple ways students can gain the knowledge (multiple entrances), practise the knowledge (multiple paths), and check for comprehension as well (multiple exits). 

Thomas Allan's curator insight, November 12, 2014 9:49 PM

Seems to be great for differentiated work programs for kids who need some alternatives.

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Online Maths Sites

These are the sites introduced to Leopold Staff on the Curriculum Day on the 31st August 2012.
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This very useful list of sites came from a teacher in Victoria who is clearly quite passionate about teaching and learning.

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12 Of The Best Math iPad Apps Of 2012

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12 Of The Best Math iPad Apps Of 2012: math, apps, ipad, common core

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This is very useful to be able to preview a number of apps at one time.

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Moving at the Speed of Creativity | 5 Hours of Professional Development Podcasts from Yukon Today

Moving at the Speed of Creativity | 5 Hours of Professional Development Podcasts from Yukon Today | Make Maths engaging! | Scoop.it

ContentsMobile Apps & Curriculum for Your ClassCreating Narrated SlideShows and ScreencastsMeet Wolfram Alpha: Your New Best Math FriendIntroduction to ScratchGetting Started with Interactive Digital Writing

Today I shared five different presentations for teachers in Yukon Public Schools in the district’s annual professional development conference. I recorded audio for each session and published them to my secondary podcast channel, “Fuel for Educational Change Agents.” Here are the session titles, descriptions, resource links, and podcast audio links. Of these five sessions, the only “brand new one” (which I’d never presented before) was the third session on Wolfram Alpha. If you’re just going to listen to one of these, that’s the one I’d recommend! Wolfram Alpha is MINDBLOWINGLY powerful and amazing. As co-founder Theodore Gray said in October at the Educause Conference in Denver, Wolfram Alpha has the potential to fundamentally change our relationship to computation and mathematics in the same way Google has (and continues to) change our relationship with information access.


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Very interesting, especially the sophisticated Wolfram Alpha.  These tools will continue to evolve and change very rapidly which is why it's so important to teach children HOW to learn rather than WHAT to learn.

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New Padagogy Wheel Helps You Integrate Technology Using SAMR Model - Edudemic

New Padagogy Wheel Helps You Integrate Technology Using SAMR Model - Edudemic | Make Maths engaging! | Scoop.it
The new Padagogy Wheel features another band focusing on the SAMR Model and on helping teachers (and admins) effectively integrate education technology.

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This could be very helpful as a checklist, if you like.  It is wonderful that people are willing (eager even) to share their time, knowledge and experience for novices.  Thank you.

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Technological, Pedagogical and Content Knowledge - Mark Anderson's Blog

Technological, Pedagogical and Content Knowledge - Mark Anderson's Blog | Make Maths engaging! | Scoop.it

"In my work, I’ve been trying to apply these three things in order to bring about use of technology in lessons that doesn’t dictate that technology is at the heart of everything we do but there as something which will enhance the PCK (Pedagogical Content Knowledge) based learning that is happening. The TPACK model has certainly been giving me plenty of food for thought. I’ve been looking at it and pondering it for some time. Part of my methodology for thinking behind how it might fit in a classroom was to re-create the classic TPACK Venn model so that I could make sense of it in my own head. Reproduced below with kind permission of the publisher, © 2012 by tpack.org with the addition of the 7 different elements of TPACK is my version:"Technological, Pedagogical and Content Knowledge model - ideas, framework and practical applications."


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BuzzMath Middle School: Review - Smart Apps For Kids

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Bottom Line: a whopping 2800 common core aligned middle school math problems presented in a variety of formats for Free. You won't need any number sense to figure out the absolute value of this deal.


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Anne Matheson's curator insight, June 2, 2013 9:51 PM

Looks like a great app, for free and keeps track of kids work. Seems to be for ipad 2,3,4 and not ipad so I might not be able to check it out for a while.

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This looks like a very useful resource for the classroom.
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The Simple Things I Do To Promote Brain-Based Learning In My Classroom

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You don't have to be a neuroscientist to promote brain-based learning in your classroom. In fact, it's really quite simple.

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How wonderfully interesting, simple and useful.  Thank you.

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William Emeny's curator insight, June 1, 2013 5:05 PM

Brain-based learning? I'd love to know what non-brain-based learning looks like!!!

 

Despite the slightly odd title, this is an absolutely brilliant article about making kids aware of what is going on in their brains when they learn. I really like the booklet that is linked to that explains in layman's terms about the 'filters' the brain uses to decide whether information gets to the learning centre in the brain. It reinforces the work of people like Shaun Achor who says learning won't happen if the kids aren't happy...

 

A must-read...

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Top Ten: Maths apps and tools for the younger generation ...

Top Ten: Maths apps and tools for the younger generation ... | Make Maths engaging! | Scoop.it
OffByHeart.co.uk (ages Reception – Year 6) Heavily connected to the UK National Primary Curriculum, OffByHeart brings together some of the web's best maths resources in one tidy place. ...
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These are the perfect suggestions I need to investigate in my quest to make maths engaging!  Making maths engaging is not the end of the story - it is the beginning.

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All Saints embrace the age of the iPad - The Ulster Herald

All Saints embrace the age of the iPad - The Ulster Herald | Make Maths engaging! | Scoop.it
The Ulster Herald
All Saints embrace the age of the iPad
The Ulster Herald
WITH the philosophy that, 'you are never too young to learn,' All Saints Primary School Tattysallagh has embraced the technological age and purchased 25 new iPads.
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The last sentence says it all:  '..we are preparing the students for the world they are going to be working in.'

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STEM Outreach News Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths ...

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Computing in Primary Schools – Robotics Trial: The Royal Academy of Engineering is piloting a programme of Computing in Primary Schools, one element of which is a low-cost programmable robot. This is based around a ...
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While this may be unusual now, this type of learning will be commonplace in the forseeable future.

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Taking STEPS to an economy in STEM is the way forward - Belfast Newsletter

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Taking STEPS to an economy in STEM is the way forward
Belfast Newsletter
What a brilliant exhibition of young people's achievement in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths or STEM, as we have come to call it.
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The explanation given about the need for STEM and STEPS is an important reminder to everyone interested in education.

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The Benefits of Educational Blogging | Primary Tech

The Benefits of Educational Blogging | Primary Tech | Make Maths engaging! | Scoop.it
Maths: While using blogging as an avenue for teaching and learning literacy may be more obvious, blogs can also be used for maths. ... I teach Grade Four at Leopold Primary School near Geelong in Victoria, Australia.
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Reading this has been quite inspirational, Mrs Morris.  Thank you.  I like the simplicity, the logic and the evidence of the learning outcomes.

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Learning Clip Maths Assessment for Learning

http://www.learningclip.co.uk Primary Maths Assessment for Learning using technology. School using online maths resources with student handheld devices to re...

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The idea of almost instant assessment and tracking of students' progress is important, time-saving and has obvious appeal for both teacher and students, which is attainable only with the use of hand-held technology.  This digital technology does seem to be more engaging for the students.

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Apps in Education: Cool Maths apps for kids

Apps in Education: Cool Maths apps for kids | Make Maths engaging! | Scoop.it

Maths Apps are the ones most frequently searched for on this site. I sometimes think that if I had some of these apps I would have taken a greater interest in Maths as a kid. It was not that I was disinterested I just missed some of the basics. With some of these game based apps at least students can be engaged long enough to discovery some of the basic maths concepts.


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Sites like this take the hard work out of looking for appropriate apps to use - very helpful.  Thank you.

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Felix Jacomino's curator insight, January 15, 2013 10:10 PM

Thanks Greg!

Kellie Beddoe's curator insight, March 9, 2013 10:55 PM

A collection of great Maths Apps to engage younger learners with some basic maths skills.

Tashibear Laz's curator insight, June 10, 2013 10:39 AM

A list of Maths apps for kids. These maths games incorportate the the mathematical strands in a fun and engaging way. 

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The Twenty Best Apps for Children

The Twenty Best Apps for Children


Via Cyndi Danner-Kuhn
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I love this one!  A very important and valuable list.  Works well as a reminder to keep the search for appropriate apps broad.  Life is not all about digital technology.

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Teaching Children About Digital Footprints | Primary Tech

Teaching Children About Digital Footprints | Primary Tech | Make Maths engaging! | Scoop.it
I am completing my final year of BEd Primary through USQ. As part of our assessment we are to curate a publicly accessible collection of online resources relevant to the classroom implementation of technology education in ...
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This website is very practical and positive with great resources.

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