June 30th Necc
What a busy, non-stop day today! The day began with an 8:30 session on using the handheld GPS in the classroom. This session sounded interesting to me because it was connected to real-world activities. I think I was a little confused on what a handheld GPS tool really was. Basically, I learned that a GPS has many tools. For instance, it has a satellite, map, pointer, and menu. Since I arrived a little late (my fault), I wasn't able to work directly with one during the session. While at this session I picked up some great websites that may come in handy if you're interested:
After this session, I spent an hour or so in the 6E ballroom. I picked up a great deal of information and resources that will be helpful in the classroom. The ballroom was set up with many mini-stations, so there was an abundant amount of informative info! Some dealt with teaching of diversity, making webquests, technology integration, etc.
Cool websites I picked up:
There were lots of freebies in the exhibit hall! Yeah, for the giveaways!
I visited the "Integration of Educational Technology with Middle-Level Mathematics" session. I have done extensive amounts of research in this area, so I didn't find this session as helpful as the others. I was hoping there would be some examples of how technology was implemented in the classroom, but this wasn't mentioned.
That's what brought me to my last session for the day, "Ways to use Excel in the Math Classroom". This session was interesting and will be useful in my own classroom.
This is a great website and contains premade excel sites to use in the classroom. There are also assessment rubrics for each activity. What more can I ask for...