NHSTE ~ Tech Teachers/Integrators SIG Post-Workshop Wiki

Effectively Integrating Technology into K-8 Math
Technology Integration Workshop
SERESC, Bedford, NH
Wednesday, January 20, 2010

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Creating Grade Level Math Assessments with Accommodations
presented by Gerry Ryder, Elementary Technology Integration Teacher (gryder@shaker.k12.nh.us) & Terry Minogue, 4th grade teacher (tminogue@shaker.k12.nh.us) ~ Shaker Regional School District
Join Gerry and Terry as they demonstrate how they use Performance Pathway’s Assessment Builder, Performance Tracker’s Content Library, Adobe Acrobat 9 Professional, and Audacity to create a fourth grade math assessment with accommodations for students with reading disabilities.
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Empowering Teachers to Integrate Technology into K-8 Math ~ Jackie Scheibel, Technology Coordinator,jscheibel1@verizon.net & Pam Marston, Instructional Technology Specialist, pam.marston@gmail.com
Discover a variety of math content based interactive web sites to use in conjunction with software to support technology integration into the math curriculum. The software and web sites can be used for introducing, reviewing, and assessing content. They also provide ideas and tools for input, feedback, and help with learning and practicing appropriate curriculum that align with standards and benchmarks.
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Fun & Formative: Using CRS to Engage & Improve Instruction ~ Mary Wilson, Grade 6/7 Math Teacher, Barrington Middle School ~ mwilson@barrington.k12.nh.us
Engage your students and increase class participation in completing class work! Presenters use a classroom response system (CRS) as formative assessments, summative assessments, and a tool to use for reviewing skills with students. When combined with game software the CRS also encourages cooperation and collaboration. Although the presentation is geared for middle school mathematics, it is easily adapted to all subjects. Participants have hands-on experience with CRS by playing student in a formative assessment, a summative assessment, and a math game. CRS, when used with AccelTest software, automatically scores tests and quizzes, giving educators the valuable gift of time. Come see what CRS can do for you and your students.
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Counting on Robots: Using Robots to Ignite Mathematical Thinking in the Classroom ~ Bill Glass, President, Terrapin ~ bill@terrapinlogo.com
Come see the new Bee-Bot and Pro-Bot robots in action and how they motivate students to develop their reasoning and improve their math skills. These durable, easy to use robots can be used in a variety of settings to develop estimation, planning, and calculation skills. Try them out and see how Bee-Bot and Pro-Bot make learning fun.
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Instantly Turn Your Classroom Dry-erase Board into an Interactive White Board ~ Brian O’Mara, Manager, mimeo ~ brian.omara@mimio.com
The new award-winning mimio technology makes it easy for teachers to create and present compelling lessons that engage more students and help them learn every day. Turn learning into a vivid sensory experience with music, sounds, images, and flash animation. Transform your existing PowerPoint, Word, and PDF lessons into dynamic lesson plans by importing them into mimio studio notebook. mimio is easy to use directly out of the box, takes minutes to install, and is so portable that you can carry it from class to class throughout the school day.
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Math & Technology: Bringing Research to Practice ~ Kathleen McClaskey, President, EdTech Associates ~ khm@edtech-associates.com
What are the eight learning areas in mathematics? What evidenced-based instructional interventions can be employed to support the continuum of learner differences in these eight areas? In this presentation, participants are invited to learn how to apply interactive simulations and online tools to what evidenced-based research indicates are the most effective interventions in math. Using two of the recommendations made by the Institute of Education Sciences, participants learn how online math simulations and tools can support math instruction and intervention and improve student learning. This session includes a demonstration and a handout of the interactive websites that support these evidenced-based interventions in math.
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Math & Scratch ~ Can They Co-exist? ~ Linda George, Technology Integrator, Dondero Elementary School, Portsmouth ~ lgeorge@portsmouth.k12.nh.us
When your students use the free programming application Scratch, math sneaks in all the time! Students are often surprised to discover the various skills they have acquired when they thought they were just having fun creating projects! Explore some basic Scratch lessons and then discuss the math tie-in. If you'd like to follow along with the presenter, bring a laptop with Scratch already installed and you can start playing right then and there! Scratch can be downloaded at: http://info.scratch.mit.edu/Scratch_1.4_Download. Further information can be found at:http://scratch.mit.edu/.
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http://tech4kids.wordpress.com/math/

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Using TI Calculators in Elementary & Middle School Classrooms~ Jim Donatelli, Education Technology Consultant, Texas Instruments ~ jdonatelli@ti.com
Come and explore the TI calculators commonly used in Elementary and Middle School classrooms. Tour the TI Education Technology website and view examples of the free resources available to enhance K-8 mathematics teaching and learning. Following this overview, participants receive demonstration CDs, classroom posters, and overhead transparencies for the TI-10, TI-15, TI-73, TI-30/34 MultiView and TI-Nspire.
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Create a Comprehensive Intervention Plan for Grade 1-8 Students ~ Julie Armitage, Account Rep., Scholastic & Amy Conklin, Senior Territory Manager, TSP ~ Jrarmitage@aol.com & aconklin@tomsnyder.com
Algebra is considered the gatekeeper to advanced mathematics and success in the workplace. How can we prepare students for Algebra and also intervene when students are falling behind? The National Math Panel highlights fluency with whole numbers and fluency with fractions as critical foundations. Come learn about technology programs that address math fact and fraction fluency and problem solving. The presenters highlight a strong Math intervention program by Marilyn Burns and a technology assessment tool that can be used to determine a student's readiness level for learning math skills and concepts. A software raffle immediately follows the session!
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Using NetTrekker throughout the K-8 Math Curriculum
presented by Cyndy Currier ~ NHSTE Software Manager ~ CCurrier@mac.com
See how Hotmath, built into netTrekker, and other great tools can be used to enhance math instruction for your students.
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Excel with Data, Statistics, & Probability ~ Margo Burns, Director of the Language Center, St. Paul’s School ~ mburns@sps.edu
Explore practical classroom examples and reuseable, dynamic templates with Microsoft Excel for all the charts and graphs in the Math GLEs for Data, Statistics and Probability for K-8, covering Tally Sheets, Pictographs, Bar Graphs, Histograms, Line Graphs, Scatter Plots, Lineplots, Box-and-Whisker Plots, and Leaf Plots. No prior experience with Excel is necessary: the session is arranged to build the participants' Excel skills with each new kind of graph.
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Using Technology to Enhance Math Instruction ~ Nancy Sturm, Education Technology Executive & Sean McCann, Regional Area Manager, AVerMedia ~ nancy.sturm@avermedia.com & Sean.McCann@avermedia.com
Join us for a fun, interactive session using AVerMedia Classroom Solution to teach math. Learn how technology can enhance and enrich your math lessons.
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21st Century Middle School Math Classroom ~Erin Halperin, Educational Consultant & Diane Houle, Field Account Executive, RM Education ~ ehalperin@rmeducation.com & dhoule@rmeducation.com
What are successful techniques that engage and motivate students? The session offers ideas and strategies for connecting with and motivating reluctant learners. Tools are suggested for embracing technological advance, changes in student learning characteristics, social challenges and emerging instructional models. Learn how to create engaging, student-centered, technology-rich learning environments. This session offers ideas and strategies for modifying what you are already doing to respond more effectively and efficiently to the increasing diverse learners in your classroom. Practical, ready-to-use strategies are presented that energize and engage! Enhance, expand, and extend classroom learning using tools for 21st century teaching and learning.
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Increasing Technology & Engagement: Interactive Mathematics at PES ~ Danielle Harvey, Math Lead Teacher, Pittsfield Elementary School ~ dharvey@pittsfield.k12.nh.us
Pittsfield Elementary School is currently participating in a Digital Tools Project called Interactive Mathematics. A team of teachers in grades 4-6 is conducting a study to see if the SMARTboards lead to greater engagement and achievement for our students using the Everyday Mathematics Program. A PES teacher who has used the boards this year to teach and assess student learning in the Everyday Mathematics program shares their successful experiences. Presenter shares how the team developed and presented the lessons to students. The session also includes a demonstration of the student response system used during lessons to assess student learning and direct instruction.
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Comments: The main presentation is linked above. I had to remove the video links due to file size. It is in notebook format. If there is interest I can save it as a pdf and upload that. Just email me! ~Danielle

Math Magic on the Web ~ Susan Adams, Education Manager, NHPTV ~ sadams@nhptv.org
Come experience interactive games, videos, lesson plans, and teaching ideas. In this session, explore some great web-based K-8 mathematics resources on the web that can add a little magic to your math instruction.
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Speaking Their Language: Using Technology in the Math Classroom ~ Barbra-Jean O’Dea, 6th Grade Math Teacher ~ barbrajean.odea@timberlane.net & Susan Broadhurst, 8th Grade Math Teacher ~ Susan.Broadhurst@timberlane.net, Timberlane Middle School
Do you want to bring technology into your classroom but are nervous about what that might mean? In 2010, if you are not using technology to enhance the curriculum you quite literally might not be speaking the same language as your students. The following technologies are discussed in this session: distance learning, virtual manipulatives, Gizmo’s, InterWrite Tablet, PowerPoint, Brain Pop, DiscoveryStreaming.com, Thinkport.org, Moodle, and SMART Boards.
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Affordable Technology for Math-THAT WORKS! ~ Anu Jokiene, 2Know Consultant, Renaissance Learning ~ Anu.Jokinen@renlearn.com
Learn how to uncover math misconceptions instantly with the 2Know! Classroom response system. This incredible assessment tool provides immediate feedback, allows you to differentiate instruction and even grades tests and homework! And now, each responder comes with MathFacts in a Flash practice for FREE!
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SMART's New Math Notebook Software for the Classroom (SMART)~ Barry Waldner, Master SMART Trainer – Sales Northern NE, Valley Communications Systems ~ barryw@valleycommunications.com
The SMART Math Notebook session focuses on SMART's NEW Math Software for classroom use. In addition, information on NEW SMART products for the classroom are discussed just days after their worldwide release. This informative session is for K-8 math teachers.
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