# Enriching Math Class with Technology

Enriching Math with technology can seem overwhelming. There are many great ways to incorporate web programs, apps and devices in order to enhance student engagement and achievement.

## Formative Assessment

- Use Google Forms to create quick ways to assess student understanding in a quick an efficient manner.
- Use extensions and add-ons in to have the assessments mark themselves
- Super Quiz - Google Sheets add-onSuper Quiz adds brilliant functionality and assessment tools to a quiz made with Google Forms.
- Create or use existing templates in Kahoot to get a snapshot of student learning/understanding
- In order to give good feedback or to guide further student understanding and learning, combining Google Classroom, Doctopus and Goobric make things easy!
## Web Tools that Make doing Math So Easy!

- Make your Google Docs Math friendly. g(Math) helps you easily create formulas to insert into word documents for teacher creation or student work. Currently use the equation editor or speech to text. Coming soon: the ability to use handwriting that converts to a digital equation
- g(Math) - Google Docs add-onCreate graphs (including plotting points) and write complex math directly in your Google Doc. You can even do Speech to Math!
- A graphing calculator that is simple and easy to use anywhere there is internet access.
- Check answers to any type of question, just be careful...you actually need to understand the math in order to know if the answer the sites give you area actually correct. These are great for cross referencing answers and teaching students how to think critically!
- PhotoMathPhotoMath reads and solves mathematical problems by using the camera of your mobile device in real time.
- Wolfram|Alpha: Computational Knowledge EngineWolfram|Alpha is more than a search engine. It gives you access to the world's facts and data and calculates answers across a range of topics, including science ...
## Reference Sites to help Link Math to Everyday Life

- Gapminder: Unveiling the beauty of statistics for a fact based world ...The Facts About Population. Panicking is rarely a good idea. In this one-hour documentary, Hans Rosling shows why the world might not be as bad as you might ...
- 3 Act Math - Tap Into Teen MindsReal World Math Problems & Dan Meyer 3 Acts Math Tasks Shared by Mathematics Teachers and Aligned With the ... Kyle Pearce .... 3 Act Math Tasks by Author.
- Dan Meyer's Videos on VimeoDan Meyer. Here are all of the videos that Dan Meyer has uploaded to Vimeo. Appearances are videos that Dan Meyer has been credited in by others. Follow ...
- 3 Acts Real World Math Tasks By Author | iPad EdTech3 Acts Real World Math Tasks By Author. Learn Educational Technology with me in my iPad Paperless Math Classroom.
## Creation Tools and Collaboration Options

- There are many wonderful tools available for teachers and students to create mathematical content or to demonstrate their learning. My advice is to pick one that looks like would work for you. Then give it an honest shot a few times in order to give time to work out the bugs and to figure out the best way to apply it in your classroom/teachings.
- Have students use google drawings to demonstrate their learning by creating images or demonstrating their learning using images, text, shapes etc. Students can do this from scratch or you could give them a copy of an assignment and they could use the drawing to show their work. Students can also collaborate in Google Drawings to demonstrate learning.
- Use Google Hangouts as a way to create a lesson for students to watch or reference as needed. Google Hangout on Air will then save to YouTube where you can then share to students or groups as needed. Students could also use Google Hangouts in order to collaborate on homework.
- Use Educreations or Explain Everything to create videos for students to reference. They both can also be used by students to demonstrate learning. Similar to Google Hangouts although these are most easily accessed and used with tablets. Students would need to export their videos/creations to Google Drive and then share with the teacher.
- EDpuzzle is a great site that allows you to take existing videos and crop, insert pauses, questions or voiceovers. These inserts allow you as the teacher to control the speed of the lesson and the main points of focus. Using the questions, you can assess and track who watches the videos and how well they appear to understand the content. The process is simple and very user friendly!
- EDpuzzleEnable your students to find the proper video and use EDpuzzle editing tools. Increase creativity and understanding by letting them explain the lesson.
- Video Notes allows you to add in annotations and notes when it makes sense to you.
## Accessing Ready made Math Videos

- Once you find a good YouTube video to use, you can make it cleaner, without the ads and extras by visiting youtubepure.com