Social media in the Mathematics class

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How can we use social media in the maths class? An overview of the tools for the connected maths teacher

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Web 2.0 tools in the mathematics classroom Maggie Verster Ict4Champions Amesa 2009 Congress www.school2.co.za

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Do you want to be a lifelong learner yourself ? Do you want to share resources painlessly “on the fly”? Do you want to prepare your learners for life in the 21 st Century? Do you want to spice up your classroom activities and get your learners thinking deeply? Do you want to become a reflective teacher?

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“Every primary school learner and secondary school learner in school this year has lived his or her entire life in the presence of computers, wireless connectivity, television, the world wide web, cell phones, and computer games. They are a hooked up, wired, connected, multi-tasking, parallel processing generation of learners . Isn't it time the education process catered for these characteristics ?” Laurie Burgereit

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Maths/ML Teacher 1.0 Adapted from Courosa.

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Adapted from Courosa. Maths/ML Teacher 2.0

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What is microblogging? Why would I like to know about what you are doing all the time in 140 characters or less? Video: Click here to Play

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Okay tweeple : twitter Go to www.twitter.com Register for an account Follow maggiev Mathslitteacher Twitter your username and include the tag #amesa2009 in your tweet Follow fellow teachers!

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How can I use twitter as a maths teacher? Learners can ask/answer questions using twitter I can connect with other maths teachers I can share…… Resource links Files ( http://filesocial.com ) Photos ( www.twitpic.com ) Events/notices… Have discussions Build learning networks …….. More……..

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Adapted from Courosa. Maths/ML Teacher 2.0 Blogs

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Blog –your own space What is a blog? Reflection Homework Parent info Videos + photos Resources Conversations Advocacy Fun stuff Games Newsletters

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Go to the mathsliteracy blog http://mathsliteracy.wordpress.com Leave a comment  Reflect on the conference What elements do you find there? Resource bookmarks Photo Galleries Tweet stream Parent and learner ML advocacy Newsletters …………. What are your thoughts about the Amesa 2009 conference?

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Wordpress ( www.wordpress.com ) Blogger ( www.blogger.com ) Edublogs ( www.edublogs.org ) Blogging learning pathway Example of maths blogs Get Blogging

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Maths/ML Teacher 2.0 Adapted from Courosa.

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Go to www.mathsliteracy.co.za What can you all do inside a social network ? Share and discuss resources Reflect on your teaching practice Help one another Information Events Notices & newsletters Curriculum notices Jobs Professional development Why would I want to join a social network?

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More SN tools: Facebook ( www.facebook.com ) Linkedin ( www.linkedin.com ) Plaxo ( www.plaxo.com ) Maths online communities: www.mathsliteracy.co.za Stephen’s FET and AP e-mail group www.thutong.org.za Mathematics 24x7

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Maths/ML Teacher 2.0 Adapted from Courosa.

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What is a wiki and how can I use it in the classroom? Collaborative Can be edited by anyone /who has permission / members Examples: http://tr.im/qw6K Wikipedia Saschools wiki

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Maths/ML Teacher 2.0 Adapted from Courosa. Photo Sharing

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Maths/ML Teacher 2.0 Mind mapping

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How can I create my own mind-map? Go to Bubbl.us Pick a maths/ml topic and create a mind-map Tutorial: http://tr.im/qwOU

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Adapted from Courosa. The most effective way to share resources!!!!!! Social Bookmarking 426,000 Maths/ML Teacher 2.0

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Social bookmarking = Sharing resources + database Amesa 2009 Links Mathematics links Maths literacy links Mathematics blogs Mathematics wikis Delicious tutorial

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RSS How on earth do I keep track of everything!!!!!!

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RSS How on earth do I keep track of everything!!!!!! RSS Readers Google Reader Explorer build in reader RSS Widgets

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Depicts 106,000 aluminum cans, the number used in the US every thirty seconds. Presentations Maths/ML Teacher 2.0

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Homework Learners demonstrate their understanding Tutorials Portfolio of work CV Share presentations www.slideshare.net www.authorstream.com Embed in blog/ school sites What good is a presentation?

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Homework Work through the slideshare Enter your details in my online spreadsheet http://tr.im/qGel Please give feedback about the workshop here:

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Depicts 410,000 paper cups, equal to the number of disposable hot-beverage paper cups used in the US every fifteen minutes. See you online!!!! Maggie Verster: maggie@maggie.co.za www.twitter.com /maggiev Blogs: www.school2.co.za http://mathsliteracy.wordpress.com http://saschoollibraries.wordpress.com Networks: www.mathsliteracy.co.za http://learnwithmaggie.ning.com Photo credits: Numbers made visual Chris Jordan ( www.chrisjordan.com )