Digital Learners and Guided Math: A way to reach them
The students we teach are called Generation Z. Prensky has named them the “digital natives” (http://www.marcprensky.com/writing/). Here are 3 ways to tap into your students enthusiasm digitally when teaching math.
1. http://mathtrain.tv/ – A very interesting website with math videos, podcasts, screencasts and more that teach math concepts – often made by the students. These are great instructional aids. They also are great examples so students can make their own videos.
2. http://edu.glogster.com/ – YOU MUST CHECK THIS OUT! This has great instructional potential as well as group project potential. Look under the category of math to see relevant examples….i.e. http://qvmsmathgirl.edu.glogster.com/properties/
You can make these and then show them to your class as well as post on your class blog or website.
3. Harvey’s Homepage. This is a great website for anybody who has a Smartboard. Harvey is the man to know! He can get you where you need to go! His material is standards based, rigorous and totally engaging.
Please write me back and let me know how you like the websites and how you are using them in your classrooms. I’d love to hear from you! Also, be sure to send us great websites that you come across in your travels on the internet:)