This is my first serious foray in blogging. Another member of the ILT Consulting team (@gkyfranzen) has been encouraging me to blog my 2015-2016 teaching year. I have enjoyed reading a following other educational bloggers. I am not sure what I will bring to blogging but I do know that for reflection and goal setting I feel that it will help me.
Next school year I will be teaching two grade 10 academic math classes and a grade 11 university chemistry class. I hope to:
- use Mindomo in a variety of ways. Dave Kay from the SMCDSB shared with me some great ways to use mindmapping as a metacognitive tool for students. I hope to bring this and other uses of mindmaps into my SCH3U class.
- use desmos and geogebra in my MPM2D classes to help students understanding and comprehension and to help them explore mathematical concepts. I have started to play with geogebra to make an activity.
- explore and play with 3-act math and other problem based questions in math. Maybe I will even make my own activity or two?
- use the GAFE tools effectively in my classes and not just as a flashy gimmick.
- continue to tweet
- start blogging.