The Integrated Math students shared some great projects this year, in which they connected a passion to an area of mathematics that they learned this year. Some pictures of the presentations are below. Head over to the InMo section underneath the Authentic Assessments tab to see videos and final reflections.
Its that time of year again for InMo (Intrinsic Motivation or Passion) projects. Students in the Integrated Math class have begun work on Phase 1: Identifying passions and Phase 2: Connection (to an area of mathematics learned this year). Below are some photos of their work.
Students in the integrated math class had the privilege to listen to and ask questions to Dr. Hoffling about the Zika virus. Dr. Hoffling is a professor of infectology at UNICAMP, one of the best universities in Brazil. Below is the video of the discussion.
The students in the 10th grade Integrated Math class are using their knowledge about exponential and logarithmic functions to work on a collaborative research project with students from the International School of Prague. They are using Google Trends and Desmos to model the H1N1 virus in order to extrapolate information to predict the spread of the Zika virus. Below are the some pictures of their work this week.
The Integrated Math 10 and IB Math HL Y1 students had the privilege to listen and interact with Mr. Weil, a head automation engineer at Proctor and Gamble. He discussed the importance e of" Learning for Life." Below is a link to his presentation and photos from the discussions.
I am going to be collaborating with some fellow IB Math HL teachers and start adding content to the IB Vodcasting site this month. This is a great IB math resource for both students and teachers so click the link below to take a look. Also, I have included another beneficial link with additional IB related resources, but you will have to sign up for this one. Enjoy.
Happy new year everyone. This year is shaping up to be supper packed and filled with many firsts. I am in the process of writing my first book 52n52, publishing my first APP (Spin It), and sharing weekly tech advice. More news to come but find more information about my progress at:
52 tech tips: The eLearning tab under my website here.
Check out how you can use Google Hangouts to facilitate distance learning in your schools.
Well, Google is pretty amazing. The Apps for education can do some incredible things now and provide more efficient and creative ways to approach learning. From Gmail, Drive Apps (Doc, Calendars, Spreadsheets, Drawings, Forms, Scripts) Sites, Classroom, and Google+ learning can truly come alive and engage all members of the learning community. It is a little daunting to take in all the information, but it is worth it to explore the Google Apps For Education at your school if you are a Google platform school. Lastly, the skill of SEARCH needs to be taught at all levels. The problem is no longer the access of information, but how to FILTER it.
I took the course through Eduro Learning and highly recommend the course for any one looking into a great self-paced course to learn about the Apps.
I have had some great learnings from the first year of using the flipped model in my classes and I know that I will have to continue to evolve to prepare 21st learners. At the 2014 AASSA conference I learned a great deal from Jeff Utecht, Lee Crocket, and Dr. Jason Ohler about the benefits of incorporating technology, improving the skill of SEARCH, building learning networks, and guiding students to become ACTIVE members in their education. The conference was amazing and I feel inspired to try new ideas in my class next week. One of the biggest learnings I had was that the flipped model is a step in the right direction, but true learning occurs and higher levels of Blooms taxonomy are reached through Blended Learning. But what is Blended Learning? It is the process of students actively searching, analyzing, and learning content outside of class and using class time to collaborate and create products that bring context to the content. It starts with a shift in mindset, then some genuine hard work, but we owe it to our students to prepare them to cope with the challenges of the future. So off to blended learning we go!