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Math, Physics, Languages: Minecraft is the Teachers’ Ultimate Multi-Tool | MindShift

Math, Physics, Languages: Minecraft is the Teachers’ Ultimate Multi-Tool  | MindShift | Middle School Math | Scoop.it

"Need more convincing that Minecraft can be a powerful tool for learning? Check out this fun video from PBS Idea Channel's Mike Rugnetta, who specifically (and very quickly) lists a number of ways the video game can and has been used to learn everything from physics to history."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 17, 2013 9:36 PM

Check out this video that discusses why you might use Minecraft to teach physics to history. Gamification anyone?

davidconover's curator insight, March 18, 2013 6:28 PM

Gamification taught right here in North Austin!

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Middle School Math: Technology, Policy, and… Equity?

Middle School Math: Technology, Policy, and… Equity? | Middle School Math | Scoop.it
Last Thursday my colleague Andres Marti and I were invited to present at the Middle Grades Math: Why Algebra Matters & How Technology Can Help conference at Stanford University.

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Helping math teachers succeed through song-based lessons

Helping math teachers succeed through song-based lessons | Middle School Math | Scoop.it
The math teachers at my school -- Castle Park Middle in Chula Vista, Calif. -- face the same challenges moving students to math excellence and mastery as s

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How implementing Common Core Standards has changed my math classroom

How implementing Common Core Standards has changed my math classroom | Middle School Math | Scoop.it

by Cicely Woodard, 8th grade math & Honors Algebra I teacher 

 

"Since implementing Common Core State Standards in my middle school mathematics classroom, my role as teacher has changed.  No longer am I the ultimate source of knowledge in the classroom.  Instead I am a facilitator of student-centered, student-led learning.  No longer am I helping students to choose the right answer.  Now I am helping them to develop deep understanding of mathematics that has meaning to their lives.  My expectations are high, and everyday my students are rising to meet those expectations."


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Integrating Technology into the Middle School Math Classroom

Integrating Technology into the Middle School Math Classroom | Middle School Math | Scoop.it
Aligning instruction to meet the Common Core State Standards is the new norm for educators across most of the United States. In the middle school math classroom, technology can be used to help studen

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Mel Riddile's curator insight, September 5, 2013 2:07 PM

Resources identified include:

  • The Khan Academy
  • Geometry Pad
  • Educreations
  • ScreenChomp
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Jorge Calderon's curator insight, September 8, 2013 1:24 PM

It is new challenge for middle school teachers, technology might play a big role in this new adventure.

Bobbi Miller's curator insight, April 27, 2015 10:59 PM

Just a few tools. Some I already know.

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Common Core Impacts Classroom Practices for Middle School Math Teachers

Common Core Impacts Classroom Practices for Middle School Math Teachers | Middle School Math | Scoop.it

"This survey, titled “Middle School Teachers’ Perceptions of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and Related Assessment and Teacher Evaluation Systems,” is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and builds on a previous survey, “Common Core State Standards for Mathematics: Middle School Mathematics Teachers’ Perceptions,” conducted in February 2013 and released earlier this summer."


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10 Reasons Why Edmodo is an Excellent Digital Learning Platform

10 Reasons Why Edmodo is an Excellent Digital Learning Platform | Middle School Math | Scoop.it
Edmodo is a Premier Online Learning Tool for K-12, for Good Reason. Do you Know Edmodo? I've been aware of Edmodo and respected its capabilities and popularity

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Susan's curator insight, January 2, 2014 9:21 AM

Edmodo, a great VLE for both students and teachers!

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MATHCOUNTS | Fun Math Competition and Club Programs for Middle School Students

MATHCOUNTS | Fun Math Competition and Club Programs for Middle School Students | Middle School Math | Scoop.it
MATHCOUNTS offers fun and engaging programs that get middle school students excited about math. These programs include the MATHCOUNTS Competition Program, the MATHCOUNTS Club Program, and the MATHCOUNTS Reel Math Challenge.

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UW Leads Project to Use Gaming and Robotics to Boost Math Learning | News | University of Wyoming

UW Leads Project to Use Gaming and Robotics to Boost Math Learning | News | University of Wyoming | Middle School Math | Scoop.it

Can gaming and robotics be used to teach computational thinking skills to middle school students in culturally sensitive ways?

 

A multidisciplinary University of Wyoming research team will explore that and related questions with the support of a three-year, $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) program.

 

UW’s project will engage middle schools in at least 10 Wyoming school districts. UW Science and Mathematics Teaching Center (SMTC) Director Jacqueline Leonard has drawn together a multidisciplinary team from the UW Colleges of Education, Engineering, and Arts and Sciences to research a question that has been part of her research agenda for several years.

 

During the multiphase project, team members will train teachers to develop mathematical and scientific lessons that are culturally relevant to their students. Leonard says they will support educators as they implement those lessons. They will work with the teachers to analyze the impact on students’ overall learning. Finally, the research team will work with participants interested in becoming peer trainers, extending the project’s reach after the grant period ends.

 

The path to funding hasn’t been an easy one, Leonard says, noting that eight rejected versions, from three different NSF programs, preceded the successful UW proposal.

 

“It took nine iterations, in all of those different programs, to really flesh those ideas out,” Leonard says.

 

That long path led Leonard to UW and, ultimately, the environment with the biggest potential impact.

 

“It would not look the way it looks, it would not have the team that it has, it wouldn’t be in the place where I think it can make the most difference, if this hadn’t been the journey that I took,” she says. “I think it’s absolutely the right time, the right place and the right people.”

 

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10 Ways Literacy Can Promote A Deeper Understanding Of Math

10 Ways Literacy Can Promote A Deeper Understanding Of Math | Middle School Math | Scoop.it

by Linda Kardamis, Teach4TheHeart.com

 

"As a middle school math teacher, I loved incorporating writing and speaking into my classroom. I found that requiring my students to provide verbal or written explanations not only helped their understanding but also made class a lot more interesting and fun."


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Math: Moving Beyond Answer-getting in Middle School

Math: Moving Beyond Answer-getting in Middle School | Middle School Math | Scoop.it

"There is nothing "wrong" with focusing on the solution of a math problem. But we found that we shared a concern about the truly haphazard approaches among students we often witness. One colleague referred to this as "mashing numbers.""


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Geometry Pad - free app for iPad

Get Geometry Pad on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.

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