Monday, 21 January 2013 | 0 Comments
Now that we have a National Curriculum in Australia, let’s make 2013 the Year of Sharing.
I would like to put this thought in your head.
If each person (presuming most are teachers) who has registered on the MathsLinks Network contributed one original resource per term in 2013 we would have a collection of 1800* resources mapped to the Australian Curriculum by the end of 2013.
You could share a worksheet, description of an activity or project, assessment task, presentation, interactive made in SMART Notebook, Excel file for exploring a scenario, etc. These can all be easily shared and categorised on MathsFaculty.
Alternatively you could share on a site for specific file types like YouTube, Vimeo, GeoGebraTube, Google Drive, Scribd or on your blog. But, how do others find them? So, if you publish on these sites, they could be linked and categorised through MathsLinks.
Once you’ve used a resource with a class to find and fix any problems, that’s a good time to share.
If teachers were sharing their own original worksheets/activities, over time we would have a collection of resources that replace textbooks, more than that we could create a custom selection of resources best suited to our students.
The money saved could be used by schools/systems to hire developers to create resources that suit their situation. Or spend money saved from purchasing online systems to up skill teachers to develop their own.
* This number is based on 450 who have registered (for free) on the MathsLinks network of sites.
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Simon Job — eleventh year of teaching maths in a public high school in Western Sydney, Australia.
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