Tools for your Toolbox




There are many tools available for use in the math classroom. This session will overview the use of Google Docs, VoiceThread and other tools for use in a high school math classroom and relate them to Information and Technology Communication (ICT) Literacy.



Resources


Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Literacy Maps

Geometry VoiceThreads

Videos in the Math Classroom


Google Forms: How To?


You can create a form from any spreadsheet. Just follow these instructions:
  1. Open a new spreadsheet.
  2. Save the spreadsheet.
  3. Click the Share tab.
  4. Under 'Invite people:' choose the radio button to fill out a form.
  5. Click Start editing your form... In the form template that opens, you can add any questions and options you'd like.
  6. Click the Next, choose recipients tab. Here, you can add email addresses, a custom confirmation message, and choose whether you want people to see the responses.
  7. When you're finished, click Send.
Here are some additional tips:
  • If you've edited a form and need to send it again, click the Edit and resend button in the lower-left corner of the Share tab.
  • To see the results of a form, open the original spreadsheet. It's a good idea to use the same name for the form as your spreadsheet, so it's easier to find.
  • To turn off a form, go to the Share tab of your spreadsheet and click Turn off form in the lower-right corner.
  • Remember, the spreadsheet row, cell and column limits apply to the spreadsheets attached to your forms too.

Survey


Google Sketchup

Google SketchUp 6 is a 3D modeling software tool that’s easy to learn, simple to use, and lets you place your models in Google Earth. Are you remodeling a kitchen, landscaping your back yard or adding a deck to your home? Google SketchUp makes it faster, easier and a lot more fun. From simple to complex, from conceptual to realistic, Google SketchUp helps you see your vision before you build it. Competition for Higher Ed: http://contest.sketchup.com/intl/en/

Google Docs Video



No Student Email (workaround)

The work around sends all the invitations to the teacher email address(gmail) so he/she can accept them.

It is YourName+studentName@gmail.com. You need to have an account at gmail, so the mail goes to your in-box.

A teacher entered klinediane+sbaker@gmail.com ; Where the teacher is klinediane and the student is sbaker.