Students As Creators – Not Curators – Of Math at #BIT14

ECOO: Bring IT Together 2014 – Session Resources

Friday November 7th, 2014

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ECOO: BIT14 Slide Deck

Download the slides from today’s Students As Creators – Not Curators – Of Math presentation. Note that I load the deck with many options and often times, I don’t get to it all. Feel free to contact me if you have questions about any of the slides we do not get to.

Tasks and Math Resources From This Session:

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Access more 3 act math tasks and tasks related to visualizing math.

Some of the Tech I’m Using In My Classroom


Annotating PDF Files for Lesson Delivery and Digital Learning.

Use GoodNotes PDF Annotation App to Teach With Apple TV

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How to Setup Apple TV for iPad Mirroring

Learn how to setup your Apple TV so you can successfully mirror your iPad screen wirelessly to your classroom projector or television.

Apple TV in the Classroom | Tap Into Teen Minds

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Reflector: Mirroring Your iPad to a PC or Mac Screen

Already have a computer in your classroom and you aren’t interested in paying an additional $100 for an Apple TV? Consider using Reflector or AirServer to mirror your iPad screen to your computer screen. Then, you can project your computer as you normally would!

Reflector - Mirror iPad Without Apple TV in Classroom

Reflector App Allows You to Mirror Your iPad Screen to Your Projector or TV Without the Need for an Apple TV.

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Use Google Calendar As A Course Website

Looking to build a web presence, but unsure where to start? Consider starting small by creating a course calendar using Google Calendar to post homework, links to YouTube videos or solutions to your math problems? Access the full details here!

Using Google Calendar As A Class Website

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Explain Everything

Learn how to use Explain Everything on the iPad to create screencasts. Useful for flipping your classroom, creating tutorial videos to post to YouTube or for your students to communicate their thinking as you triangulate assessment data through conversations, observations and student product.

Explain Everything iPad Video App Review

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Doceri – Download App

Similar to Explain Everything, Doceri is FREE and available on the App Store here.

Doceri Screencasting App for iPad

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Desmos – Download App

Download the Desmos app for FREE. The ultimate graphing calculator is available on the App Store here. Note that I typically run Desmos directly from the Safari (or any) browser on the iPad so we can login with our Google Apps accounts.

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Fluid Math – Download App

Download the Fluid Math 2014 app. Another great graphing calculator that recognizes hand gestures. Available on the App Store here.

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GeoGebra – Download App

Download the GeoGebra app FREE. This app is great for abstract concepts and analytic geometry. Available on the App Store here.

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How to Effectively Use DragonBox in Your Solving Equations Lesson

DragonBox 12+ is a great app that truly defines Gamification. Students play a game that teaches the rules for solving equations without them even knowing it!

Access some great resources that you can bring into your classroom to spice things up.

Gamification of Solving Equations by DragonBox App

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3 Act Math Tasks Sorted By Common Core State Standards

Access a huge bank of real world math problems by Dan Meyer and a group of other great mathematics innovators. Best of all – it’s all sorted by the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the Ontario Provincial Curriculum. Click your grade, course or overall expectation!

Candle Burning 3 Act Math Task

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