SALT – Speaker– Massood Zarrabian – OutStart
My main takeaways:
- DON’T SLOG ALONG OR FOLLOW –>CREATE FOR THE FUTURE. Develop a future concept. Ahead of the curve. Don’t get stuck developing only for older generations. Also it pays to be ahead because you may be rewarded with simply having the reputation for being a visionary or a leader in your field. I would add that this is more than doubly true for any companies that develop content, media or tools for education/educators. I’ve been working in education for sometime and it’s my observation that if any field is slow to adapt, it’s just education,schools, and universities. Just because the teachers in the schools aren’t using a tool or technology… doesn’t mean that you want to avoid it with a hot potato. Instead, look for alternatives, tools or learning experiences that are ‘secure’ but on the cheap. Provide consultation services to school districts and schools that demonstrate or show them the best methods and practices. Engage the teacher and parent community and challenge them to come up with creative uses for the tools and technologies. For those teachers who are trying to engage in using new methods and tools. I say, Ignore those people who might chide you because of jealously or incurable skepticism – do in your heart what you feel is right. The results will speak for themselves.
- MODULAR IS IN. Develop modular content. Or content in modular fashion so that you can easily repurpose and or repackage it later. This speaks to the power of integrating CMS’s with LMS’s. (Content management system = Drupal, LMS=Sakai or Moodle). Don’t develop tools or systems that are hard to take apart or redesign. This can be difficult if you’re working with a vendor to develop your tools.
Mind Map for This Presentation
Published June 24, 2009
Digital Life , Education , eLearning , Math
Tags: classroom, Education, Math, mathematics, Podcasting, rss, Teachers, Teaching, teaching math
I was just trying to think of at least 10 ways to use podcasts to teach math. Can you think of any others. Please post your ideas to this post in the comments. Please note, timeliness is not an issue. I’ll be checking this post in the future.
10 ways to use podcasts (vodcasts) to teach Math?
- Post a monthly puzzler or a brain teaser as an audio recording. Students have to listen carefully to the words and vocabulary used to figure it out.
- Students share their own math stories and problems.
- Broadcast monthly updates to both parents and teachers on the types of math lessons and activities students will be focusing on.
- Create a podcast with your students on math related subjects. Your students act as researchers and reporters who broadcast the stories.
- Share any news or media stories related to math.
- Broadcast homework and major assignment reminders.
- For those who do not have video or multimedia capability. Create math puzzles, problems, and diagrams in PowerPoint then provide audio narration to go with it in the podcast.
- Find, listen to and share math podcasts that you find.
- Students create their own math riddles and share them.
- On a professional level, share your experiences teaching math with other teachers.
I found two interesting sites with math related podcasts/vodcasts:
The Math Factor (brief math converation and puzzle):
Math Train TV (math vodcasts created by middle school students): http://www.mathtrain.tv/
I love Probability with Ben & Jerry!
These students did a fairly good job demonstrating Probability. Click the image below to view the video: