TECHY TIPS FOR MATHS TEACHERS
Post on 22-Mar-2016
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BY MARCELA RAMOS
The web appeals very much to the way our students
now prefer to learn. They relate to computers in ways
that buffle adults. They play, are entertained by and
learn with computers. They also thrive on interacting
with the divice.
All imaginable kinds of information and data can be
found , the quality and value of which varies
tremendously; information that is instantly available,
often very up-to date , worldwide in scope and
presented is a more motivating format for students to
In the hands of able teachers, the web can play a
prominent role in fostering development of the skills
required by the new global economy in students.There
is a natural match between the web and the
development of these skills.
How are educators actually using the Web? Many of
these uses are merely extensions of what is already
being done with more established media. This is not
surprising because with a new technology we tend to
think it in terms of the frame of reference with which
we are most familiar . No doubt further research and
development on the applications of the Web to
teaching and learning is needed. Nonetheless, in the
meantime, it merits serious consideration as we
search for ways to revitalize and enhance what we do
in our classrooms. (Ronald Owston-York University)
The aim of this work is to present a collection of
presentations which offer a number of ideas for
engaging lesson activities using software and online
Go to www.wordle.net
Go to www.puzzlefast.com
You can create mindmaps that others can
view and where they can add ideas.
Save your mindmaps as pdf.
Great for visual learners.
Set homework and summarise topics.
Go to www.mind42.com/index.xhtml
Go to www.contentgenerator.net
Download the free Fling the teacher
Create interactive quizzes on your subject.
Even though some of the options they offer
are under construction, it is a site that is
and give it a try.
Try this amazing interactive number square
It has lots of different options ,including
decimals and negative numbers.
Youcan change the number range and
highlight individual numbers using colours
to show patterns.
TeacherLed.com has some wonderful and
free teaching tools. They cover a wide
range of concepts and can be used by
students of different ages.
There are lots of downloadable , interactive
games and teaching resources at
SUBTANGENT. Review mathematical
vocabulary or solve the broken calculator
SKOOOL offers highly innovative ,
interactive and exciting learning resources,
via cutting edge technologies and devices.
It provides learners and teachers with all
they need to support their understanding of
Science and Maths.
Go to: http://lgfl.skoool.co.uk
XP Math and Games offers a wide range of
games which integrate maths and
technology to be used in the classroom
Go to www.xpmath.com/forums/arcade.php
The sites provide bitesized interactive
learning content, including Flash activities,
video and audio summaries, quizzes,
games and mock exams.
Let us remember that technology is only as powerful as the people who harness it. Let us never embrace technology solely to make learning cool when we have failed to first make learning work without it.