The purpose of this section is to share web 2.0 tools and resources being used by middle school math teachers and coaches. The section will include such tools as wikis, podcasts, videos, blogs, Google tools, and other resources available on the read/write web.
A. Wikis – A wiki is a page or collection of Web pages designed to enable any user to contribute or modify content
- 7th grade math wiki from Alabama – http://7math.wikispaces.com/
- Mathematical Association information on math: http://www.maa.org/students/middle_high/
- GeoGeBra Wiki – includes Algebra and geometry for middle school : http://www.geogebra.org/en/wiki/index.php/English#Algebra
- Algebra 1 wiki page – http://robertfant.com/PMWiki/pmwiki.php/Algebra1/HomePage
- Question Point homework help – http://wiki.questionpoint.org/Homework+by+Subject
- Mathcasts and ExamView Wiki (Math247) – http://math247.pbwiki.com/
B. Blogs – A blog, short for Web log, is a Web site with entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video in reverse order.
- Reflections of a techie – http://teachingtechie.typepad.com/learning/mathematics_for_my_students/
- Math video blog – http://www.math-videos-online.com/free-math-videos-online-blog.html
- Future of math blogs – http://futureofmath.misterteacher.com/blogs2.html
- A seventh grade math blog – http://verity7math.blogspot.com/
- Homeschool Blog – http://homeschoolmath.blogspot.com/
- Let’s play math – http://letsplaymath.wordpress.com/
- Math Goodies – http://mathgoodies.blogspot.com/
- National Science Digital Library – http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/middle-school-math-science/
- Mathtrain.TV is a free educational “kids teaching kids” project from Mr. Marcos & his students at Lincoln Middle School in Santa Monica, CA. – http://www.mathtrain.tv/
- Screencasts (screen movies of writing with voice) that focus on mathematics. There are a large selection of screencasts organized by topic, type and course. – http://www.mathcasts.org/
D. Social network groups
- Middle school math teacher community – http://www.classroom20.com/group/middleschoolmath
E. Diigo – Digest of Internet Information, Groups and Other stuff. Diigo is both a research and collaborative research tool and a knowledge-sharing community; search for math – http://www.diigo.com/
F. Podcasts – a series of audio or digital media files for which you can subscribe.
- You can go to the iTunes stores and do a search, under podcasts, for middle school math. The podcasts are free. There are many middle school math series.
- The Education Podcast Network is an effort to bring together into one place, the wide range of podcast programming that may be helpful to teachers looking for content to teach with and about, and to explore issues of teaching and learning in the 21st century – http://epnweb.org/
G. Other Web 2.0 resources
- Real World Math – This website is designed for educators who wish to extend the concepts of the math curriculum beyond the pages of the text. Google Earth is the dynamic tool that is used to accomplish this.
- TOOL: WordPress Math publisher – Allows a blogger to publish math equations.
- Bilingual mathematics Dictionary – Diccionario Bilingüe de Mátematicas
This is an English-Spanish dictionary that lists English terms with their corresponding Spanish translations. http://nw.pima.edu/dmeeks/spandict/
- FREE MATH HOMEWORK HELP GRADES K – 12
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Last Updated (Tuesday, 18 May 2010 12:05)