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, firstname.lastname@example.org
What are they?
|•||Screencasts that record thinking and reasoning out loud about math.|
|•||What does this mean? Mathcasts By Students.|
Why create them?
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!|
|•||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)