I am a Mathematics and Science teacher at Eisenhower High School. I have enjoy finding new avenues to help me improve the educational environment in my classroom. Most lead to technology! I want to be on the tech-know!
I teach: Mathematics, Science
To ages: 15 to 18
Camstasia is the single most powerful tool for creating great screen capture video. With a minimal learning curve you will find yourself creating and making excellent video captures for YouTube sharing. The interface is intuitive with drag and drop capabilities, line snapping, video themes and transitions it a breeze to make professional level screen recording. A must have for any teacher looking to use a blended or flipped classroom pedagogy.
Wabbit emulator is a great easy way to access any TI-Calculator on any device. It’s quick, easy to install, works on all operating systems (Android, ios, pc, and mac) and is customizable. You provide the TI-ROM of you choice and create that calcultor on you phone or computer. Very hand for any student or teacher. The best of all it’s free, providing you already have the ROM. Must have for any math student
This is a great tool for scanning QR codes and more. My students use this tool to scan the QR code on note packet to take them to my YouTube playlist of support videos created for those notes. However, Google Goggles has a reverse search option where you can take a picture of just about anything and it will identify what, how much, where, etc… the object or item is.
This is a great tool to record a quick lesson or share an example with your class of students. This app allows to import pictures and pdf’s that you can then make notes on and record the whole process. Great for classroom work and even better for sharing the videos with students at home.
All the functionality of the TI-Nspire calculator on an Ipad. This app has every features that can be found on the physical calculator (even CAS) with all the benefits of the larger touch screen of the Ipad. Even better is the price which is drastically cheaper than the actual calculator.
This is a handy little app were student can hand write almost any mathematical operation on to their tablet or phone and find the solution. It “magically” changes the handwriting into text and symbols and instantaneously shows the answers. This is great alternative for students that often make operational errors on standard calculators.
While not free this has the be one of the most effective tools for any teacher, be it either for classroom instruction or flipping the classroom. The TI-83/84 calculator emulator duplicates the calculator on your computer screen with all functionality. The software also provides three additional views including the graphical window, table window, and the key log showing all key strokes. This emulator shines in a classroom full of students learing how to integrate their own TI-calculators but additionally on a screen-cast at home. A must for any secondary math teacher.
This is a great note keeping tool for everyone already using Google’s services. It is a clean and simple to use. It doesn’t have all options as other apps like Wunderlist, but it makes up for it in its easy of cross-platforming ease of use. If your already waste deep in Google products this is a must have.
I believe this to be one of the most powerful tools available for teachers transitioning to blended learning. This app allows teacher with an extensive digital note or activity collection to quickly and easily import their notes into this app (through Dropbox) and then digitally write, mark, draw, demonstrate directly on their own notes. All notes are saved and and be shared. Used in congunction with Apple TV a teacher could easily direct a classroom from any location in the room. Oh and did I mention that it produces some of the best handwriting on the Ipad.