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The Power of ClustrMaps | Primary Tech

The Power of ClustrMaps | Primary Tech | Using technology in the Maths classroom | Scoop.it
This post marks another milestone on this blog A huge thank you for all your support! More than two years later, I am still enjoying writing this blog more
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In EDMT6008, we were talking about how to introduce a class blog into primary school classrooms and then we went and had a look at lots of different examples. I saw on many of the pages ClustrMaps but I never reaslised how good a teaching point it could be, especially in the Maths and HSIE classrooms.

 

ClustrMaps tracks how many visitors you have had and where they are from. Kathleen Morris has a classroom blog for her classroom and uses its results to springboard the class into Maths questions ("how many more visitors will we need to get to 8000?) and uses it to make predictions and graphs.

 

I think that ClustrMaps are a really engaging way to link your classroom blog into another facet of the classroom.

 

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MathsKit - Quick links to resources for Maths teachers.

MathsKit - Quick links to resources for Maths teachers. | Using technology in the Maths classroom | Scoop.it
Quick links to resources for Maths teachers.
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Maths Kit is a subsection of MathsLinks network. Maths Kit contains dozens of links to different Maths ersources that could be used in the classroom. While there are many options for prints out (worksheets, graph paper etc.) there are a lot of digital resources which would be useful in the classroom.

 

There is a section for Maths videos, IWB lessons and activities and also a really helpful pages that lists many links to Maths teacher blogs which could be helpful in terms of finding tried and true ideas or networking and enabling like minded to teachers to communicate.

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Online Maths Activities | Primary Tech

Online Maths Activities | Primary Tech | Using technology in the Maths classroom | Scoop.it
We had a numeracy curriculum day at my school today and I was asked to present a workshop on online maths sites. The audience was diverse with teachers from all
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This short and sweet articles on how to use online maths activities in the classroom and a few Maths resources to use in all four stages of the class period - warm up, introduction, main task and reflection. This article is aimed at the primary school age.

 

The main blog, written by Kathleen Morris has lots of articles and resources on how to use technology in the general classroom - it's good for a bit of a browse!

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Winning Equation: How Technology Can Help Save Math Education

Winning Equation: How Technology Can Help Save Math Education | Using technology in the Maths classroom | Scoop.it
Math education in the United States is a broken system. So says a national panel of experts convened by President Bush, which warned of the disastrous effects this run-down system will have on individ
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Okay, so maybe the fact that this was based off American studies and that it is aimed at the high school Maths classroom seems to make this article irrelevant, in my opinion I think a lot of what this article has to say rings true here in the Australian primary classrooms. Maths has been, and always will be a struggle for many many of our students. There are a bucketload of reasons why but sometimes students just don't get it. This article is arguing for the increase of use of technology in the classroom.

 

While people are worried that students will begin to use technology as a "crutch" and not think for themselves it argues that technology can be used as an aid, especially when trying to make abstract Maths ideas more accessible.

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OCSD Interactive Games

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This resource is very cool, not only does it have a long list of interactive Maths games it also has a few "blank templates" where teachers can create their own interactive games as well which means a teacher can tailor those games to any class topic - it doesn't have to be Maths related if necessary. These games are all engineered towards primary school students.

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