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Hey everyone.  My name is Carol, math and science teacher in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

I am looking to find more student-centred ways to teach math and science.  Specifically, I am trying to put together activities for a lesson for factoring trinomials (math).  

So far, I have a lesson on interactive whiteboard and students showing their learning on glogster.  How else can I incorporate another type of technology for activities they can try?

Ideas are much appreciated.  Thanks :)

Greetings to all. Shweta. A grad student of UI. Looking forward to share my knowledge and learn from educators all over the world.

Hello!  My name is Pam.  I am completing my last master's class at U of IL - Curriculum, Technology, and Education Reform.  I co-teach inclusion Pre-Algebra, Algebra, and Geometry - soon to be Math 1 and Math 2. Next fall I will also have a LD Resource Geometry classroom.  I am looking forward to being part of the classroom 2.0 community.

A new project, titled the Movement to Increase Opportunities and Technology (FATİH), which seeks to integrate state-of-the-art computer technology into Turkey's public education system. Smartboards and ipads started to be used in pilot  public schools. I am as a Language teacher a member of IT Group which develops new ideas and projects for the existing. I am eager to learn orijinal applications and projects, web 2.0 for us to use. Please visit our website.... It is just to test our interaction area for now. Thanks.

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My name is Steve Banaszak and I am the Think Through Math Account Coordinator.  We are a 24/7 Web-based Mathematics solution and have been recognized by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) as the best Mathematics Instructional Solution – The CODiE Award .  Think Through Math utilizes Adaptive Content to truly differentiate, Built-in motivation and Live Certified Math Teachers, who are available during the day, evenings and weekends to help students as they are working.

 

I am a former Mathematics Teacher  and have taught HeadStart up to 8th grade in various schools.  I joined this site because education is my passion and can talk all day about school.  Im also a current graduate student studying Educational Administration.

 

Think Through Math has 4 great features!

  • ·         State Standards & Common Core Ready
  • ·         Cost-Effective
  • ·         Supports Your RTI Implementation
  • ·         Bi-lingual text to speech & Live Teachers

 

Nice to meet you all, Bisera Ferrero from San Francisco here. I am working on a teach / leran startup AskOwls.com with two friends. 

Admittedly none of us is an educator, we are engineers and we started our  entry into the education in a bit of a backward yet very  engineer-like  fashion - what can we do with a webcam that's cool and has purpose?

So we created an online learning platform that is based on an idea that anybody could teach something they know to a small live group of 10 students. 

I'm here to get educated from the real educators on how to make an useful tool to help connect people who want to share with those eager to learn. I'm all ears if you care to share! 

Interesting concept. I could see the potential for projecting a class for those who are out sick using tech like this. I could also see you starting a whole cottage industry for the home school crowd by having specialists give weekly classes that the home school parents could tap into for the High School level science and math programs.

Thanks David, you're correct in that home schooling community could use this for specialist classes, and to generally cut down the trips to  meet in person. 

We left this platform (intentionally or rather for lack of specific knowledge of educational philosophy) open to our user's interpretation. I am sure interesting uses will emerge, our intent is to observe and try to improve as we go along to make the platform more useful. 

Our main premise is that learning is a social act and that one learns better when interacting with other humans.  There are fantastic online resources for learning but most of them revolve around interaction with computer and pre-recorded content. We believe that live human interaction needs to be incorporated in the process. 

Pretty interesting. I like it and the layout is simple which is helpful. Do you have a monetary offering with any of these classes or is it so far collaborative free to learn and teach? Is this your day job?

Thanks Scott,  will enable the payment system shorty with intent to let teacher / instructor / organizer decide  if and how much they would charge for the class. This still allows for free classes and ability to have work sessions, promotional classes, ...

We're also assuming that the group setting would benefit both the teacher and the students (if the teacher decides to charge the class) : the teacher could charge a higher rate than for an 1-on-1 instruction and the group participants would pay less than for 1-on-1 instructions. 

My name is John Bouchard.  I work in a credit recovery program with at risk high school seniors. We just finished our year by assisting over 50 seniors to graduation.  Additionally, more than 40 dropouts will have earned the GED.

Hello all. David Baylor here from Pewaukee Wisconsin (Milwaukee suburb). Just started teaching as a second career at the age of 44. Been in the IT business for the last 17 years and hope to marry the two together.

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