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**Integrating Internet and Technology Tools into the Secondary**Mathematics Classroom Steve Spengler sspengler@ciu20.org Coordinator of Educational Technology Colonial Intermediate Unit 20**A Little Humor First…**A wise school teacher sends this note to all parents on the first day of school: "If you promise not to believe everything your child says happens at school, I'll promise not to believe everything he says happens at home." Little Johnny had finished his summer vacation and gone back to school. Two days later his teacher phoned his mother to tell her that he was misbehaving. "Wait a minute," she said. "I had Johnny with me for three months and I never called you once when he misbehaved." Teacher: Where is your homework? Pupil: I lost it fighting this kid who said you weren't the best teacher in the school**Top Ten Excuses for Not Doing Math Homework**#10 - Galileo didn't know calculus; what do I need it for? #9 - "A math addict stole my homework. When they arrested him, they discovered Mr/Miss/Ms/Mrs [fill in the blank] had been his teacher." #8 - I'm taking physics and the homework in there seemed to involve math, so I thought I could just do that instead. #7 - I have the proof, but there isn't room to write it in the margin. #6 - I have a solar powered calculator and it was cloudy. #5 - I was watching the World Series and got tied up trying to prove that it converged. #4 - I could only get arbitrarily close to my textbook. I couldn't actually reach it. (I reached half way, and then half of that, and then ...) #3 - I couldn't figure out whether i am the square root of negative one or i is the square root of negative one. #2 - It was Einstein's birthday and pi day and we had this big celebration! (This only works for March 14) #1 - I accidentally divided by zero and my paper burst into flames.**Riddle, Larry (1996). Dusa McDuff. Retrieved August 7, 2006,**from Women in Mathematics Web site: http://www.agnesscott.edu/Lriddle/women/mcduff.htm Online Automatic Citations http://citationmachine.net**Evaluating Online Resources Exercise**• Go to http://www.novemberlearning.com/ • Click on “Archive of Articles” • Select “Teaching Zach to Think.” • Read the article. Feel free to click any link to outside sources including Professor Butz’s original document. • Share your thoughts • Cyberguide for Content Evaluation**Topics**• Internet-based learning applications • Strategies for Internet integration in the secondary classroom • Putting it all together “Working the Web for Education” and “What’s on the Web” by Tom March “The Internet Connection: Exploring the Power of the Web as a Teaching Tool”by Educational Research Corporation**Learning Applications**• Enrichments/Remediation • Lessons/online Tutorials • Tools • Reference resources • Information resources • Projects • Activities**Enrichments**• Use media from the Internet as springboards to further discussion or lesson integration • Similar to cartoon on the overhead or beginning a lesson with a story • Discussion/lesson starters • Math prompts [PSSA]**What fraction of the cake would you rather eat? Why?**www.unitedstreaming.com**UnitedStreaming.comwww.unitedstreaming.com**Math – Quadratic Functions – Grades 9 - 12**UnitedStreaming.comwww.unitedstreaming.com**Math – Circumference and Diameter of a Circle – Grades 9 - 12**UnitedStreaming.com – Thematic**Focuswww.unitedstreaming.com Differentiated Math Focus – Grades 2 - 12**UnitedStreaming.comwww.unitedstreaming.com**Basics of Using UnitedStreaming • Go to www.unitedstreaming.com • Enter “iu20teacher” as both the username and password – unless you know your own. • Passcodes – allow you to create an account on your own • Search via all different means! • Stream or Download**Feline Reactions to Bearded**Menhttp://www.improb.com/archives/classical/cat/cat/html**Feline Reactions to Bearded Men**(UPDATED)http://www.improb.com/archives/classical/cat/cat/html**Joan Berger’s**Scenarioshttp://users.adelphia.net/~jberger5/Activitiesindex.html Are We Martians? (Space Science, Astronomy) The Big Apple (Geography, History, Art, Social Science, Cartography) The Cassini Mission (Space Science, Astronomy) Faster Than a Speeding Bullet (Neuroscience, Recording and Analyzing Data) How Far Is Far (Maps and Distances) Intergalactic Explorers (Astronomy, Space Studies) Lights! Camera! Action! (History, Technology, Science) Rescue At Sea (Geography, Meteorology, Astronomy, Mathematics) Stories in Stone (Mayan Culture, Language, Mathematics, Archaeology) Touchy! Touchy! (Neuroscience, Recording and Analyzing Data)**Find a springboard for you!**• Use www.UnitedStreaming.com (if you don’t know your username/password – use iu20teacher/iu20teacher) • An image that can be used as a lesson starter • Scenario that can be used to kick-off your lesson • Either print it out or save it in your bookmarks**Enrichments/Remediation**• Develop self-discipline and independence related to learning • Have the intrinsic motivation to succeed in their classes • Target academic problems on their own • Develop skills to fully engage in the content • Overcome academic anxiety**NY Regents Exam Prep Center**http://regentsprep.org/Regents/math/math-a.cfm#1**Culturally-Situated Math Design**Toolshttp://www.rpi.edu/~eglash/csdt.html**Enigma and the Code**Breakershttp://www.iwm.org.uk/upload/package/10/enigma/index.htm**Lessons/Online Tutorials**• Target specific learner outcomes • Guide a user through instructional steps • May have feedback or checkpoints • Technically hard to create • Newer technologies allow for more**Interactive Mathematics Miscellany and**Puzzleshttp://www.cut-the-knot.org/index.shtml**Math in Daily Lifehttp://www.learner.org/exhibits/dailymath/****Escape from Knab – The**Adventurehttp://www.escapefromknab.com/**Challenge of the 7**Cupshttp://www.learningwave.com/abmath/7cups/index.html**Discovery’s Brain**Boostershttp://school.discovery.com/brainboosters/**The Story of Elizabeth Whitney Williams**http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/facts_for_features/**Teachers.Net Lesson**Bankhttp://teachers.net/lessons/browse.html**A to Z Teacher**Stuffhttp://www.atozteacherstuff.com/Lesson_Plans/Mathematics/index.shtml**Ask Eric Lesson**Planshttp://www.eduref.org/cgi-bin/lessons.cgi/Mathematics**Math Forum Lesson**Planshttp://mathforum.org/teachers/high/lessons-individual.html**What types of tutorials or lessons are you looking for?**• Go to www.nettrekker.com • Do a search for a keyword • Filter it down via • Lesson Plans • Learning Exercises • Learning Games • Print them out or save them in your bookmarks