Feb 26, 2021
Using Technology to Engage Students
This is the final Snippet from math consultant Janet Greene! Don't forget, you can catch ALL Saturday Snippets in this archive. Throughout March Erikka Vosmek and Laura Musser will cover blended learning topics for administrative audiences AND educators who work with gifted students.
It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of using a new tech tool. We have to remind ourselves that Blended & Personalized Learning isn’t designed around technology; the starting point is identifying what students need to know and be able to do. Technology can support that learning when it is used with intentionality. Jackson Best outlines meaningful ways to use technology in Eight Ways to Engage Students with Technology.
This website houses resources to help teachers design high-quality learning experiences. Educators can browse the following useful resources and more. Here are a few shortcuts:
- Rich mathematics tasks are listed in Algebra I resources.
- The KNP Intervention Guide for K-3rd is a repository of activities for math instruction or intervention.
- Resources to support in-person or virtual instruction are found in the Math Tools, PIMSER Printables, and Virtual Math Instruction Resources.
- Number Talk Resources provide ideas to strengthen your math talks.
- Fact fluency ideas are in the Math Fact Fluency Companion Website to Bay-Williams & Kling’s Math Fact Fluency book.
Keeping a clear focus on the learning outcomes and creating learning experiences to support those outcomes with appropriate resources and tools is the goal of Blended & Personalized Learning classrooms.