In this course you will find resources for teaching math and science using both student and teacher technology. Although much of the content is geared specificly for a K-8 environment, there is still plenty of stuff to interest secondary teachers as well. Although we are aware that many schools have content curriclum that they must follow, these resources are designed to compliment and enrich your core curriculum. As always, your professional judgement as an educator is the most valuable resources that you have at your diposal. Thanks again for participating in this course!
Every good teacher begins preparation for instruction by designing lessons that fit the needs of his or her individual students. Here are some helpful document that should assist you with integrating technology into your planning.
Building Background Knowledge"Do the math" isn't just a throwaway phrase, it's a way of understanding the world. If we want our students to be successful in math (and in life) we have to provide them with the background knowledge to gain a basic understanding of essential math concepts. This is the first step in quality instruction.The following resources can be used to provide core content information and guided practice for your students. To see a more extensive list of math curriculum resources, click on this link to the SUSD Coaching Resources website.
Demonstrating UnderstandingHaving students demonstrate an understanding of math and science concepts in a collaborative context is one of the most effective ways of enriching and extending student understanding as well as developing critical 21st Century communication skills.The following links to math project ideas will allow your students to both demonstrate their own understand and help others to grasp math learning objectives via peer collaboration. You can see a more extensive list of project and collaborative resource ideas by clicking on this link to the SUSD Coaching Resource page.
Independent Practice and AssessmentCognitive research has demonstrated that students forget as much as 66% of what is covered in an average class within 24 hours of leaving your room. Unless we are providing our students with plenty of opportunities to practice and apply what they have learned, it is unlikely that this knowledge will last long.The following web resources will provide your students with opportunities to apply their learning and for you to assess what they've learned. You can also see additional practice and assessment resources by clicking on this link to the SUSD Technology Coaching Resources page.