(Sept. 25-Oct. 1): Technology for Math and Science
Gain an understanding of technology for supporting mathematics and science
Things To Do
1. Read: Assistive Technology for Mathematics
This chapter describes a process selecting assistive technology for mathematics. In this chapter, you will see how they use the SETT framework to assess and select AT devices for students (pp.1-10). You will learn more about SETT framework in week 14. Read the whole chapter, but more focus on (pp.11-28) to learn various resources. Explore some of the resources you are interested in.
This article explains (a) what VM is and (b) potential benefits and challenges of using VM for students with disabilities, and provides (c) a list of example VMs.
This short article describes technology tools for virtual experiments/instrumentation and simulation beneficial for science classes. Explore some of the resources you are interested in.
This article introduces a variety of digital pens and describes how teachers can use a digital pen (Livescribe Echo pen) to support mathematics learning of secondary students with learning disabilities. The Echo pen can be a valuable instructional tool for teaching both mathematics and science. Read “Smart Pens (pp.3)” and “Case 2: Mathematics Class (pp. 5-6)”
Also, watch the video showing how to record and share a Livescribe math pencast.
5. Review Web page: Low Technology & Online Tools for Mathematics and Science
This web page introduces some low technology options for teaching mathematics and science. Also explore online tech tools including (a) Math dictionaries with pictures, (b) CAST science writer, (c) Study Jams! and (d) TechMatrix in the web page.
6. Activity: Explore the National Library of Virtual Manipulatives
In this activity, you will explore one of the most popular virtual manipulatives, the NLVM. Download the directions for the activity and follow the steps.
7. Optional: Read the chapter 5: Technology Tools to Support the Teaching of Math (Assistive Technology in the Classroom by Dell, Newton, & Petroff)
Assignments & Important Dates
|Complete week 6 questions in the Weekly Reflection #2 (based on this week’s assignments)
Keep working on DIY#2, Digital Photo Story assignment. All the details about this assignment can be found on the Digital Photo Story Assignment website. It is due by October 8 (Sun), 11:55 PM.
The Weekly Reflection #2 is due on Oct 22 (Sun) by 11:55 PM