BYOD Web-based solutions for Maths

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Claire Amos

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Mar 27, 2012, 6:16:14 PM3/27/12
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Hi there,

 

I am trying to help out our Maths Learning Area with ways students can use their own devices rather than our computer labs and the programmes we have loaded on to them.

 

They already use Geogebra, Khan Academy and Myimaths. Do any of you have other recommendations for making the most of BYOD in Maths classes or have someone in your school that I could get our Math teachers to contact.

 

Cheers

 

Claire

 

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Theresa Bosch

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Mar 27, 2012, 6:36:34 PM3/27/12
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Hi there

We use Mathletics http://www.mathletics.co.nz/ at Baradene with our Y7 – 10.  We have signed them all up and integrate it within our teaching and learning practice and instead of a homework book teachers set homework on Mathletics.  When I was at St Kents we used it there too. 

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Gerard MacManus

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Only downside to mathletics is that it requires flash, hopefully in the future they will offer it in html5

Gerard


On 28/03/2012, at 11:36 AM, Theresa Bosch <tbo...@baradene.school.nz> wrote:

Hi there

We use Mathletics http://www.mathletics.co.nz/ at Baradene with our Y7 – 10.  We have signed them all up and integrate it within our teaching and learning practice and instead of a homework book teachers set homework on Mathletics.  When I was at St Kents we used it there too. 

Cheers

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Hi there,

 

I am trying to help out our Maths Learning Area with ways students can use their own devices rather than our computer labs and the programmes we have loaded on to them.

 

They already use Geogebra, Khan Academy and Myimaths. Do any of you have other recommendations for making the most of BYOD in Maths classes or have someone in your school that I could get our Math teachers to contact.

 

Cheers

 

Claire

 

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Blog: www.teachingandelearning.com

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Richard Jones

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The educreations app seems good for iOS and has a library of maths recordings already - it is whiteboard recording software and it is free.  Also ShowMe is a similar product.

Richard Jones
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Hi there,

 

I am trying to help out our Maths Learning Area with ways students can use their own devices rather than our computer labs and the programmes we have loaded on to them.

 

They already use Geogebra, Khan Academy and Myimaths. Do any of you have other recommendations for making the most of BYOD in Maths classes or have someone in your school that I could get our Math teachers to contact.

 

Cheers

 

Claire

 

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Don Christie

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That would be good. The downside with apps and websites is that they
actually seem to take the student quite a bit longer work through than
simply using pencil, paper and a work book.

Much more convenient for the teacher, of course. No marking. And the
immediate feedback to the student is good. But I do wonder if something
has gone missing?

Cheers
Don

On Wed, 2012-03-28 at 11:57 +1300, Gerard MacManus wrote:
> Only downside to mathletics is that it requires flash, hopefully in
> the future they will offer it in html5
>
>
> Gerard
>
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>
> On 28/03/2012, at 11:36 AM, Theresa Bosch <tbo...@baradene.school.nz>
> wrote:
>
>
>
> > Hi there
> >
> > We use Mathletics http://www.mathletics.co.nz/ at Baradene with our
> > Y7 – 10. We have signed them all up and integrate it within our
> > teaching and learning practice and instead of a homework book
> > teachers set homework on Mathletics. When I was at St Kents we used
> > it there too.
> >
> > Cheers
> >
> > T
> >
> > Theresa Bosch
> >
> > DP - Director of Administration
> >
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> >

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> >
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> >
> > B Physical237 Victoria Ave, Remuera, Auckland 1050, New Zealand


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> >
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> >
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> > From: mle-refer...@googlegroups.com
> > [mailto:mle-refer...@googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of Claire
> > Amos
> > Sent: Wednesday, 28 March 2012 11:16 a.m.
> > To: mle-refer...@googlegroups.com
> > Subject: [MLE] BYOD Web-based solutions for Maths
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Hi there,
> >
> >
> >
> > I am trying to help out our Maths Learning Area with ways students
> > can use their own devices rather than our computer labs and the
> > programmes we have loaded on to them.
> >
> >
> >
> > They already use Geogebra, Khan Academy and Myimaths. Do any of you
> > have other recommendations for making the most of BYOD in Maths
> > classes or have someone in your school that I could get our Math
> > teachers to contact.
> >
> >
> >
> > Cheers
> >
> >
> >
> > Claire
> >
> >
> >
> > Claire Amos
> >
> > Director of e-learning
> >

> > T +64 99706 821

> >
> > Blog:www.teachingandelearning.com
> >
> > _____________________________________________
> >
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> >
> >
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> > T +64 9 630 5963 F +64 9 638 9143
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Tara Taylor-Jorgensen

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Hi Claire,

Sumdog is a 'free' alternative to matheletics that provides sign-in passwords etc.  It may not be suitable for secondary school level, but could suit some of your juniors.  This wiki has a lot of ideas too http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/Maths.

Gerard if you download the app Rover you can do mathletics on an ipad.  A bit slow for live maths but okay for general task stuff.

Don - don't be fooled by that rhetoric. A great deal of data is produced by sites such as sumdog/mathletics which requires a different kind of teacher input.  E.g. analysis vs ticking and crossing.  

I have also had situations where the kids work in teams with mini white-boards writing and negotiating strategies and answers with each other before inputting the data.  Good teachers don't use online tools as baby-sitting devices.

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Julian Davison

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Mar 27, 2012, 8:56:16 PM3/27/12
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On 28/03/2012 1:42 p.m., Tara Taylor-Jorgensen wrote:
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> Good teachers don't use online tools as baby-sitting devices.
[snip]

It seemed like such a good point it should be made again :)
An endless debate I have with my partner (actually about computers for,
say, under 5s) which ultimately boils down to an objection to learners
who use technology instead of thinking, rather than as a tool to
encourage and facilitate thinking. All too many people believe only the
former occurs - unfortunately often based on bitter experience suffered
at the hands of others who are actually lazy, or who have never had the
opportunity to learn effective ways to use the new tools.


J,

Ray Tolley

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Mar 28, 2012, 6:48:59 AM3/28/12
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No problem with Flash – so why the rush for HTML5?

 

Have you tried Photon?

 

Flash CAN BE viewed on the iPad! There are several browsers that can be puchased in the app store which enable this.  Also, there is a free app called ROVER that allows educational sites using Flash to work on iPad.  

My personal preference is 'Photon'. Here's a video of a Flash lesson running on an iPad: http://www.suddenlysmart.com/smartbuilder-1/e-learning-software-tools/Flash+on+the+iPad+using+Photon+%28and+a+neat+video+example+to+boot%21%29/losaltjl50000000000090 (This lesson also demonstrates the video capabilities of SmartBuilder to create video timeline presentations.)

 

 

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Paul Seiler

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Tara and Claire. Sumdog was one service that a number of schools asked the Ministry to work with on single sign on (SSO) support, as it was deemed good educationally and good value. A quick phone call to England and they agreed, but I have lost track of developments since leaving the Ministry. Maybe somebody from the (ex) MLE team could provide this group with a progress update for the Sumdog SSO, and indeed an update for all the service listed at http://www.iam.school.nz/overview-for-schools/services-that-are-supported.

Paul.

Don Christie

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Mar 28, 2012, 4:22:50 PM3/28/12
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On Wed, 2012-03-28 at 11:48 +0100, Ray Tolley wrote:
> No problem with Flash – so why the rush for HTML5?

Because Flash is a plugin controlled by one company, Adobe. You rely on
that company to provide support for whatever platform you chose
(Android, Apple, Windows, Linux etc).

HTML is a standard and anyone who wants an HTML application to run on
their platform simply needs to support that standard. They don't have to
wait for Adobe to decide they are important enough.

The control points are different.

There are other differences as well, such as the fact that Flash
completely side steps the security and privacy settings in your browser.

Cheers
Don

Tabitha

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Mar 29, 2012, 5:10:41 AM3/29/12
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On Mar 28, 11:16 am, "Claire Amos" <a...@eggs.school.nz> wrote:

> I am trying to help out our Maths Learning Area with ways students can
> use their own devices rather than our computer labs and the programmes
> we have loaded on to them.

At Unitec one of our Faculty eLearning Development Advisors put
together what she has called "DIY Maths" and it is open to anyone to
use. Her aim when she developed it was to find the best existing
resources on the web and create a user-friendly site to help people
learn math.

http://libguides.unitec.ac.nz/DIYmaths

So far she has done these topics:
* Numbers
* Measurement
* Data and Statistics
* Algebra
* Trigonometry

It is intended for tertiary use but you may find it appropriate for
some of your students.

Tabitha
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