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2008

Tim Fahlberg - May 2, 2008 Green Lake Math Conference

Mathcasts, Wikis and Blogs (Oh my!): Thinking, Doing, and Sharing Mathematics Out Loud.

 

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Mathcasts, Wikis, and Blogs (Oh my!): Thinking, Doing, and Sharing Mathematics Out Loud.

WMC Annual Math Conference

5/2/08: Kern-Hanson: 2:30–3:30 PM

 

Presenter: Tim Fahlberg, tim.fahlberg@mathcasts.org

Site: www.mathcasts.org

 

 

Mathcasts

 

What are they?

Screencasts that record thinking and reasoning out loud about math.
What does this mean? Mathcasts By Students.

 

Why create them?

Why should students create mathcasts?
Why should teachers create mathcasts?
Why do parents value mathcasts?

 

How do you create them?

Mouse, graphics tablet, Tablet PC or Interactive Whiteboard Board.
VoiceThread, Jing, SMART Recorder, InterWrite Recorder, Camtasia Studio.
Handwritten questions, typed questions, ExamView dynamic questions.

 

How much is all of this going to cost (and how can I afford it)?

Some very good news - Not that much!

 

Resources: www.math247.pbwiki.com

Mathcasts by students and educators, methods for creating, & recommended tools.
Free dynamic ExamView questions & tutorials (books and screencasts).
GeoGebra activities & tutorials.
GeoGebra is similar to Geometer’s Sketchpad but is free and does more with algebra.
Article: “Whiteboard Math Movies” in Teaching Mathematics and Its Applications by Tim Fahlberg, Dr. Linda Fahlberg-Stojanovska, Rev. Graeme MacNeil.

 

 

Wikis, Blogs, and Screencasting

 

Book: “Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms“ by Will Richardson

 

Wiki (e.g. Wikipedia):  Collaborative tool for sharing ideas, materials, mathcasts, etc. with many other teachers and students.

Best wiki tool for educators: PBwiki: www.pbwiki.com (Free and $)

 

Blog:  A website, usually maintained by an individual, with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video (definition taken from Wikipedia)

Best blogging tools: Blogger (by Google – free), WordPress

 

Screencast:  Screen recording typically with voice.

Best screencasting tools (www.TechSmith.com): Jing (free), Camtasia Studio ($$), and Screencast.com ($ - hosting service)

 

 

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