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Tim Fahlberg - May 2, 2008 Green Lake Math Conference

Mathcasts, Wikis and Blogs (Oh my!): Thinking, Doing, and Sharing Mathematics Out Loud


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Mathcasts, Wikis, and Blogs (Oh my!):                         WMC Annual Math Conference

    Thinking, Doing, and Sharing Mathematics Out Loud       

5/2/08: Kern-Hanson: 2:30–3:30 PM


 Presenter: Tim Fahlberg, tim.fahlberg@mathcasts.org   Site: www.math247.pbwiki.com





   What are they? 

        1. Screencasts that record thinking and reasoning out loud about math


        2. What does this mean? Mathcasts By Students

   Why create them?

        1. Why Should Students create mathcasts

        2. Why should teachers create mathcasts

        3. Why do parents value mathcasts


   How do you create them?

      Mouse, graphics tablet, Tablet PC or Interactive Whiteboard Board


      VoiceThread, Jing, SMART Recorder, InterWrite Recorder, Camtasia Studio


      Handwritten questions, typed questions, ExamView dynamic questions


   How much is all of this going to cost (and how can I afford it)?

       Some very good news - Not that much!


   Resources:  www.math247.pbwiki.com


1.     Mathcasts by students and educators, methods for creating, & recommended tools.


2.    Free dynamic ExamView questions & tutorials (books and screencasts).


3.    GeoGebra activities & tutorials

   GeoGebra is similar to Geometer’s Sketchpad but is free and does more with algebra.


4.    Article: “Whiteboard Math Movies” in Teaching Mathematics and Its Applications (http://tinyurl.com/5w7jf2)  by Tim Fahlberg, Dr. Linda Fahlberg-Stojanovska, Rev. Graeme MacNeil


Wikis, Blogs, and Screencasting


    Book:  Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms“ by Will Richardson


   Wiki (e.g. Wikipedia):  Collaborative tool for sharing ideas, materials, mathcasts, etc

        with many other teachers and students.


        Best wiki tool for educators: PBwiki: www.pbwiki.com (Free and $)


   Blog:  A website, usually maintained by an individual, with regular entries of commentary, descriptions               

         of events, or other material such as graphics or video (definition taken from Wikipedia)


         Best blogging tools: Blogger (by Google – free), WordPress


   Screencast:  Screen recording typically with voice. 


         Best screencasting tools (www.TechSmith.com): Jing (free), Camtasia Studio ($$), and

         Screencast.com ($ - hosting service)



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