Let's look at Bloom's Digital Taxonomy and some digital tools and come up with some ideas on how those tools could be used in a math classroom and what taxonomic level of understanding they support. Each group will post a comment about the tool they have been assigned, ideas on how to integrate it into your classroom (ideas for student AND teacher use), and taxonomic levels the activity might cover.
Teaching and Learning in a Web 2.0 World - http://www.slideshare.net/klightle/teaching-and-learning-in-a-web-2...
Math Education 2.0 Diigo List - http://www.diigo.com/list/klightle/math-education-20 - this bookmark list contains links to all the resources we are going to talk about
Bloom's Digital Taxonomy - http://edorigami.wikispaces.com/Bloom%27s+Digital+Taxonomy
Wiffiti.com - http://wiffiti.com
Ohio Resource Center - http://ohiorc.org
NCTM Illuminations - http://illuminations.nctm.org/ - including Calculation Nation
Glogster - http://www.glogster.com/
Edmodo - http://www.edmodo.com/
PB Works - http://pbworks.com/
Wordpress - http://wordpress.com/
Diigo - http://www.diigo.com/
Slideshare - http://www.slideshare.net
Wordle - http://www.wordle.net/
Wallwisher - http://www.wallwisher.com/
Prezi - http://prezi.com
Animoto - http://animoto.com/
Google Earth - http://www.google.com/earth/index.html
Google Docs - http://www.google.com/google-d-s/intl/en/tour1.html
Twitter - http://twitter.com
VoiceThread - http://voicethread.com/#home
Simple Booklets - http://simplebooklet.com/index.php#
Lovely Charts - http://lovelycharts.com/
Tube Chop - http://www.tubechop.com/
Scratch - http://scratch.mit.edu/
Alice - http://www.alice.org/
Toondoo - http://www.toondoo.com/
Is a website designed to upload and share presentations, documents, and professional videos. It can be used to share publicly with millions of users or privately with colleagues and clients or students. Can find friends or grow your professional network. You can add SlideShare widgets to blogs or websites. It is FREE!
Parents, administrators, and absent students can stay connected to what is going on in the classroom. Teachers can share PowerPoint and videos with each other. Students confused about a math lesson can review the lesson at home if the teacher videotapes the lesson and posts it for their class to watch on SlideShare.
Students will eventually be able to create their own presentations and post them to share with the rest of the class. So this tool allows for very high order thinking skills.
By Shoya and Ali
Ideas - using the 3-d feature of the website, we could have students construct replica buildings to scale, using ratios, measurement, ect. The activity could be extended by having students research building cost and projected revenue of the facilities. The activity addresses the creating level of the revised Bloom's digital taxonomy.
PBworks is a multimedia, interactive work space. Projects and tasks are created, shared, and developed by members within a group and network. The members can be specifically selected and the content they can view and interact with can be restricted. Within each classroom, students will form collaborative groups on this site. Each of these groups will be included in the general classroom network so students can view other groups' products. Our general plan is outlined below:
Students will engage in a community service project designed to apply their math skills to make changes in their communities. Some of the activities they may choose include designing a community park, making plans for waste reduction, repairing public areas areas. All of these projects will involve the integration of several content standards. These projects will be completed on PBworks, and presented to the class with the ability to be shared with the community.
The main levels of Bloom that this project extends to are applying and analyzing (they analyze the effects of their plans on their community by applying their various math knowledge and connecting it with their cultural knowledge). We'd also go as far as to say that they are reaching the 6th level, creating, as they are starting to formulate legitimate designs and present them in a formal way. These projects are not necessarily meant to be enacted or presented to the community, but if it did go that far, they would certainly be in the 6th level.
What is it?
We looked at Animoto. It combines images, music, and video to make movie similar to a movie trailor. You are also able to add text to the project.
Ideas for the math classroom:
*Students could put together projects on an unlimited number of topics.
*Sample idea: watch a animoto video about Time Square and have math students pick out geometric shapes in the movie.
*make digital flash cards on animoto
*paraphrase information on the video
* Presentation, interviews, presentation, demonstrations using animoto
Wordpress blog-- communication tool
We looked at the tool Glogster.com. This tool can be used to create digital posters that include sound, video, pictures, links, etc. We focused specifically on glogsterEDU because we felt it more appropriate for classroom use. Using glogsterEDU we were able to search by subject and found many math posters.
Teachers and students can use glogsterEDU. Teachers can post weekly posters with questions and have the students be responsible for replying with the answers and explanations. Students and teachers can evaluate answers and students can comment on each other's strategies. Students can also create a poster to demonstrate their knowledge of a concept. Teachers and peers can then evaluate their work and provide feedback. These activities incorporate creating, evaluating, applying, comprehending, and analyzing.
Tube Chop - Allows you to edit youtube videos by deleting segments. According to Bloom's Digital Taxonomy, putting the elements into a new pattern or structure through generating, planning, or producing. In a classroom this will allow a teacher to omit inappropriate sections of a video, shorten a video, and or compile segments of videos to make them more culturally relevant. Students can also use tube chop to create videos for a presentation/project.
Pat is now older.
VoiceThread is a conversation tool for students and teachers to put together in one place videos, images, voice recordings, text comments and interact on the thread.
You can use this tool in a math class by making a video of a murder mystery where students could all participate. Each student or group of students would have a screen identity and be able to add their thinking, problem solving strategies and their ideas and comment off one another. The teacher would be able to moderate all the activity and select certain comments to be highlighted as well as being able to respond and guide future conversation posts.
VideoThread uses Bloom's (Digital) Taxonomy by allowing students to create solutions, create problems, create discussions, analyze arguments, and evaluate their own thinking and their classmates in an open environment. It would be the teacher's responsibility to keep the VideoThread an open and safe space for all the students to participate.
-Amy & Laine
Toondoo is a creative tool that allows students and teachers alike to create comics/cartoons using pictures and text.
We would use this tool in math by allowing our students to create a visual aid to a story problem created by the students. They will be able to put life to their story problems. This can be very high on Bloom's taxonomy if used in a creative fashion.
Glogster is kind of like a sheet of notebook paper from a bored tween's notebook. You can add images, sounds, videos, photos and change the colors, borders and backgrounds. At first, it appears to be marketed at girls in the 10-13 age range, but you can edit the backgrounds to look more masculine and Karen and I had fun creating our own glogs.
It would be a great way to get students thinking beyond the text. You could create a movie poster based on a book you've read. I have a bit of a hard time relating it to math, to be honest.
Here's my awesome glog:
Collaborating, Communicating, and Problem Solving in Mathematics Class
From the ORC Homepage
On the Mathematics Educators page
Math2.0 here are some blogs and apps to check out
An online lesson not in the ORC collection
Math Drills Lite free
Math Drills $1.99
Math Magic $0.99