The Coordimate looks like a great idea, currently 80% funded:
This screencast follows on from the previous Mathematical Symbols in Word for Mac.
In this screencast, I show a fast method for typing mathematical expressions involving basic symbols (like × and ÷). This method doesn't require the mouse to navigate a menu nor does it require an Equation to be inserted.
Increasingly I am consuming media on my desktop computer rather than my TV when at home.
Numberphile, for example, publishes one or two videos a week that I want to watch. However, I've always found watching in the browser annoying. Two ways to improve the YouTube viewing experience are:
Cheap prices on self-inking stamps landed me these:
As I said in an earlier post...
2012 is looking like a year of quiet reflection (i.e. maybe not much on this blog), contemplation and trial and error.
Here is some recent thinking, please comment.
On MathsStarters, I have added a Frequency Distribution Table tool. The tool lets you have 3 to 10 scores, you tally as you go and the frequency and total are calculated.
You could use this on a projector/IWB (the buttons for incrementing the tally are sized for an IWB). Or, students could use this to record data on their own laptop as they collect it – paperless!
Reading blogs and networking on Twitter seem an obvious part of being a teacher. Yet when I take in to school a shiny new resource that I’ve received through one of these means, I usually get asked “where did you find this?”. The person behind the question is often thinking that I spend copious hours sitting at home in front of a computer “web surfing” or trying endless combinations of search terms in Google.
As I mentioned, the DER roll-out hit my classroom as we were in the midst of Algebra. Due to a tight program and exams shortly, I had to stick with a couple of topics which don’t really allow for “play” on the laptops as much as I would have liked.
A lot of the Algebra taught at the Stage 4 level is technique, and so matching activities work particularly well to practise and review skills.
Here’s a review of some of the ways I’ve found to make matching activities for use on the laptops.
Not really maths related, but handy if you’re looking at a web-site that will be used on a Netbook.
This article is not a “how-to” but rather some thinking about using GeoGebra (a discussion starter maybe).
I’ve found that teaching is one of those jobs where you end up making “to-do” lists. Years ago, I was determined to do away with paper-based to-do lists chasing me around. I started using Backpack described as an “information organiser” — Gather your ideas, to-dos, notes, photos & files online.
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