In my efforts to get more teachers (especially maths and lit teachers) to blog, twitter and embrace 21st century learning tools, I am having a free ONLINE (jip you can do it from anywhere provided you have internet access) un-workshop during the whole of August.
For more info and to register (20 people max) go here http://learnwithmaggie.ning.com/page/blogtwit-workshop-4-august-3
For reasons and examples on why you should be dabbling with social media tools in the classroom, see my Amesa conference slideshare here: http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/maggiev-220100-social-media-mathematics-class-teacher-school-classroom-socialmedia-amesa2009-july-education-ppt-powerpoint/ (Ps you can download it from there as well and go through it like a tutorial)
The aim of the workshop is for teachers to create and maintain a
focussed blog while supporting one another using twitter. We
will use twitter as our main communication channel and explore how
it can help us to do advocacy for our blog, get quick ideas and
discover the learning magic! This way we should be able to get into
the habit of “blog-twitting” and also explore how we can use it in
all aspects of our lifes, organisations,schools. The blog can be a
personal blog, school blog, class blog or a organisational blog! I
will endeavour to facilitate your journey through little steps in a
supported way, helping you over the nitty gritty little thingies of
blogging, widgets, gadgets and twittering. Hopefully we will evolve
as strong learning partners with functional blogs!! The first week
will be dedicated to twitter-ing and getting comfortable with the
notion of blogging.
Level: Beginner blogger/twit
Skills needed: Basic computer skills (you can type (even if it
is with 1 finger) e-mail, cut and paste and navigate your way
around the internet!
Important skill: Perserverence and a longing to learn and
Number of participants: 20 max
Tools to use: Twitter, WordPress/edublogs, various other
widgets form photosharing sites, polls, google docs….
To make a commitment and register for this workshop, go and complete the form here: http://learnwithmaggie.ning.com/page/blogtwit-workshop-4-august-3
Worldometers – real time world statistics -Wooooow
See real-time data on a host of topics important to daily life around the world!!
* world population (e.g., births this year, deaths today, net population growth for today)
* government and economics (daily government spending by category; computers sold)
* society and media (new book titles published, money spent on video games, Google searches)
* environment (forest loss, carbon dioxide emissions, current average temperature)
* food (tons of food produced; people who died of hunger)
* water (water consumed, people with no access to safe drinking water)
* energy (solar energy striking Earth; oil pumped; oil, gas, and coal left)
* health (deaths caused by alcohol, suicides, road traffic accident fatalities)
Worldometers’ algorithm takes the latest statistical data available from the United Nations (UN), the World Health Organization (WHO), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and other institutions, and then processes them together with its estimated progression to compute figures current up to the millisecond.
Available in dozens of languages, this site is part of the Real Time Statistics Project. Read more about that here: http://www.realtimestatistics.org/
ASSESSING MATHS LIT EXAMS – Maths Literacy Teacher’s Network
This is Jackie’s powerpoint regarding assessment form the Amesa 2009 congress.
Why your child should take mathematical literacy (a guide for south african parents)
I created this page and guide to assist parents in helping their children make choices between maths and maths literacy at gr 9 level. It has a powerpoint presentation which can be used for parent evenings (with a cool joke…) Feel free to adapt and improve.
The Interpretation Of Quartiles And Percentiles – Maths Literacy Teacher’s Network
Jackie’s presentation form the Amesa 2009 conference
Does the Iranian election stand up to statistics?
Posted from Diigo. The rest of ML 123 group favorite links are here.
As there are a lot of confusion regarding the interpretation of quartiles and percentiles in the Maths litetacy class, Jackie was on hand at the Amesa conference to guide us with some ideas…
Social media (web 2.0 tools) presents lots of oppotunities for the maths/maths literacy teacher. In this workshop presentation for my workshop on how to use web 2.0 tools in the maths/ mathsliteracy classroom, I explore some of the uses for the classroom. It has been designed as a learning journey with examples and tutorials for those who want to incorporate and learn how other maths teachers are using social media in their classes and for professional development.
The presentation with animation and links can be downloaded from
Here is Jackie’s presentation from the Amesa conference 2009 regarding how we should assess in Maths literacy.
We had lots of fun at the Amesa conference and was treated to a stunning academic programme. There were quite a few maths lit lectures and I am embedding them below.
Vodpod videos no longer available.