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Use Wordle in a Data Analysis Unit
http://www.ed-tech-4-math.com/
This is an article about using Wordle in many different classroom situations, including
math.

Copy/paste Theorems into Wordle
Here are two examples of theorems copy/pasted into Wordle
Students had to write the theorem out correctly using the words in the Wordle.




Copy/Paste Content from a Chapter into a Wordle
This is content from a chapter on linear equations that has been pasted into a Wordle.
Wordle could be incorporated into a website or blown up into a poster and hung on a
classroom wall.
Use Wordle to Visualize Frequency Distribution
This is from the Math24X7 forum
Reply by MariaD on April 22, 2009 at 9:36pm
Wordle is one of the most beautiful ways to visualize frequency distributions. You can
dump a bunch of numbers and it will find the mode for you. It can also handle
multimodal distributions.


Use Wordle to reinforce vocabulary.
Brainstorm synonyms, definitions, real-word applications. This Wordle includes a
definition of Percent as well as ways percentages are used in everyday life.
Other Web2.0 Tools
Wikis
A wiki is like an online word processor that allows you to add to or edit text, create links,
and upload documents and images to an online workspace. It is a great tool for
collaboration.

PBWorks
http://pbworks.com

Example
Math 12V Outcomes Portfolio
http://acrospire.pbworks.com/
This is an example of a wiki that was used in a math class.

Flickr
http://www.flickr.com
Flickr is an online photo-sharing tool.
Find photos on Flickr that represent vocabulary words or concepts. You could also take
pictures of people, places, or things that represent vocabulary words/concepts and post
them to a Flickr account

Example
Springfield High School Vocabulary Photo Stream
http://www.flickr.com/photos/7334592@N02/
This isn’t math specific, but it is an example of students taking pictures that represent
vocabulary words.

GeoGebra
http://www.geogebra.org
GeoGebra is free online mathematics software

Example
Math and Web2.0—GeoGebra and Flickr activity
http://mathandweb20.blogspot.com/2009/02/activity-2-graphing-quadratic-functions.html
This example combines Flickr and GeoGebra

Videos/Comic Strips/Screencasts
Create and post videos, comic strips, and screencasts explaining a concept or explaining
the steps involved in solving a problem.

School Tube—a free, safe, media sharing website for posting videos
http://www.schooltube.com/


Comic Strip web tools
http://www.pikikids.com/
http://pixton.com/

ScreenCast web tools
http://www.screenjelly.com
http://screentoaster.com

Examples
Springfield High School Math Videos
http://mathvideos.wikispaces.com/

Kids Teach with Mathcasting
http://theinnovativeeducator.blogspot.com/2009/07/kids-teach-kids-with-
mathcasting.html


Bubbl.us
Bubbl.us is a free mind mapping application

Example
Math and Web2.0—Bubbl.us
http://mathandweb20.blogspot.com/2009/11/activity-7-cloud-mapping-relationships.html
Students use mind mapping to solve equations.

Wallwisher
http://www.wallwisher.com
Wallwisher is an online bulletin board where teachers can post questions and students can
answer using “sticky notes.” Good for online discussions

Example
Honors precalculus discussion on what the class should do for a technology project
http://wallwisher.com/wall/hancock

Symbaloo
Symbaloo is a page aggregator. It allows users to link multiple webpages from a single
location. It is similar to iGoogle.

Example
YouTube video—Welcome to my PLE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEls3tq5wIY
This video is narrated by a student who has created a “Personal Learning Environment”
on her computer using Symbaloo. She has many different websites linked from one
location that she can use for her class. Although the video is not math specific, I think
Symbaloo would work well for students with netbooks.

				
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