GeoGebra – A powerful tool to transform math class

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I’ve been using a lot of different EdTech tools in my math classroom, but I found no tool which is more powerful than GeoGebra. Some of the reasons, I would love to share with you.

 Great tool for beginners and for experts

First of all, it is incredible easy to use. Is it easy to construct a triangle, a straight line, or a circle.  Even teachers, who consider themselves not very tech-savvy, will have results in a few seconds. Students don’t need a long time to learn how to handle the software. For GeoGebra novices, it is a great opportunity to create easy geometrical constructions.

Folie4 Easily constructed triangle – ready to copy and paste

But simple to use does not imply limited usage. When you start to go deeper in GeoGebra, you will find a plethora of applications to use in math classroom.

Folie6.JPG Applet: Find the correct parabola…

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Does the Device Matter

Teaching in the Primary Years

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Does the Device Matter?

The are many different devices being implemented into classrooms all around the world. With schools using PC’s, Laptops, Macbooks, iPads, Chromebooks, and Netbooks to move further towards 21st Century Contemporary Learning environments I am often asked the question “What devices should my school purchase?” I immediately stop the conversation before any further discussion and ask the question, “What is the purpose of the device?”

Schools need to invest time in developing a vision on “the purpose” of any new device and what it is they would like their students to create and achieve that this new technology will enable. Dialogue needs to be centred around the school’s vision and pedagogy focused on the learner.

Once a clear vision and purpose is established schools can move forward and explore what different devices can achieve and weigh up the pro’s and con’s of each for their school environment…

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Explore the world without leaving your classroom

Teaching in the Primary Years

Article written for Education Today

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Classrooms in the 21st Century should not be confined by its four walls. Technology allows teachers to create learning experiences for their students that enable them to be immersed in locations all over the world, all without leaving their school. These experiences bring learning to life, engaging and motivating our students to inquire and wonder about the world in which we live.

We live in a world that is continuing to be flattened by the accessibility the internet and technology brings. As teachers, we converse with our students about locations and landmarks from all around the world. New technologies now enable teachers to further explore these destinations allowing students to gain a first hand perspective, deepening their understanding and learning.

Google has created a variety of technologies that enhance teaching and learning by allowing students to explore and have experiences all around the world.

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