Digital Tools in the Maths Classroom

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As a Google Certified Trainer, I get to visit schools and work with teachers to integrate G Suite for Education, Google’s set of collaborative cloud-based tools. I got into this line of work thanks to a Gmail account I set up in 2011 to get lesson feedback from my classes via a Google form. These were my maths classes, having taught the subject from 2004 to 2017. My use of digital tools in maths came from wanting to move from the practice to the application more efficiently.

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Read&Write for Google Chrome for the Win!

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This guest blog was originally posted on Jen's personal website, Virtual Giff.

My son, who is in the third grade, hates homework. His biggest anxiety in returning to school this year was that he would get a lot of homework. I also hate homework, especially in primary. So last night, when we had to sit down to write a 2-4 minute script for an All About Me project, I was dreading it. Then I realised, I could make this so much easier on him. I spent all this time training teachers on Google tools, why not train my own kid?
 

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Ease First Day Jitters: Kick Off the Year with Learning Profiles

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This week we have another guest blog post from Andrea Ferrero the co-founder of Pockets Change.

Kids don’t learn from people they don’t like.” It’s a strong statement from one of my education heroes, Rita Pierson. She understood deeply what many of us do, that relationship building is crucial for powerful learning to happen. As we head back to school, our kids are navigating new routines, new subjects, and new friendships. We can ease back to school blues and first day jitters with ice-breakers and get to know you games, but these activities also present a unique opportunity to begin building learning profiles with our students.

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Hit the beach with these tech tools for back to school!

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This week we have another guest blog post from Andrea Ferrero the co-founder of Pockets Change.

Summer is in full swing! Finding space for reflection and professional growth can seem like one more task to squeeze into busy, warm days before heading back to school. That’s where tech can help, offering bite-sized personal PD for you to explore at your leisure.  Whether you’re traveling or staying in to recharge, tech tools offer an easy way to find new ideas and connect to vibrant communities. Check out some new ways to inspire playful and creative professional exploration!

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Kid-Friendly Tips to Prevent the Summer Slide

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This week we have another guest blog post from Kristine Scharaldi, an education consultant and instructional coach with a specialization in the fields of educational technology, Mind-Brain-Education, Universal Design for Learning (UDL), and 21st Century Skills/Global Education.

Summertime learning does not have to look like school learning to be valuable. Instead of working through a packet of worksheets, kids can spend time doing activities that they are interested in while developing literacy in authentic ways. The freedom and flexibility that summer brings opens up added possibilities for informal, exploratory, and playful learning. Here are suggestions to encourage students to continue reading and writing while in “summer mode”.

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How to Create a Dynamic Reading Experience

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This week we have a guest post from Kasey Bell from ShakeUpLearning.com. Kasey Bell is an award-winning digital learning consultant, speaker and blogger with a passion for technology and learning. Kasey offers engaging staff development for all levels of educators, specializing in training, presentations, keynote speaking engagements, and consulting.

Dynamic Learning is all about going BEYOND the traditional bounds of the classroom and the class day. Going "Beyond the Tools" is one of the five characteristics of the Dynamic Learning Framework.

Think beyond using digital tools to complete only traditional assignments such as papers and reports, or simply reading a digital version of an article. Use digital tools to do NEW THINGS, things that are not possible without technology.

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