Module 7 – screencast-0-matic

Oh my goodness!  I didn’t think I could do it!  I am loving screencast-o-matic just as much as “Explain Everything” on the iPad.  I love that I could show the instructions on how to get some place like the on-line textbook for my students or have the smartboard showing and record problems that we worked out in class.  I am so excited that I learned how to do this, I really didn’t think I had it in me!


Module 5, Twitter, ugh, what could I possibly have to say?

I have been stumped on module 5….I set up a twitter account, @vmurphymath, I also found several people to follow, or some rather were companies/programs, and I had no problem re-tweeting…but then I got stuck.  Here is my retweet!


After that, well, now I need help or time.  I’m not sure or maybe I’m intimidated to tweet anything else out!

I did finally respond to someone, my nephew, who is traveling….


and the ease of this made it more fun…but again, I think it will take me a bit to make up my own tweets.  I do though understand how.

I love this for getting new ideas.  It can be addictive, I think, as you find more people or companies to follow, but I am finding videos to watch and another group must be doing something like what we are doing because they are making sorting activities and sharing them.  So this could be a lot of fun and certainly informative.  I will keep reading and connecting and see how it goes.

Module 4, Slide Share

Again, I am liking Slide Share and I spent a lot of time looking for a presentation that had ideas for me to use more technology into my classroom.  I actually like this one because it had a lot of great ideas about using virtual manipulative sites.  I use one in particular, National Library of Virtual Manipulatives, but this presentation had a few other websites to go to that I didn’t know about.  I also like how easy it has been to embed these formats/presentations into blog posts!

Module 4, Vimeo

So, like so many other sites, Vimeo has teaching videos, for math topics, which I like.  I also use Kahn Academy and Learnzillion which are also user friendly.  I can see how I might also look here to find just what I want.  Usually though, I make my own video on the app I have on my iPad that I can’t think of the name of right now!  I have left videos though for subs to show and this would be another place to look quickly, especially on those mornings that I just don’t feel well and can’t really make my own.

How to order fractions, decimals and percents from Polina Sadovenko on Vimeo.


I do like how this video is pasted into my blog and credit was given by embedding the code.

Module 4, Thinglink

At the moment,  I think I could use Thinglink to have students  show an equation or a problem being solved and then they create a button to each “part” or vocabulary word.  For example, in a long-division problem, identify the dividend, divisor, and quotient, why they could stop (zero, add a decimal and no more digits, reached a remainder), or even the smaller products they get along the way and the differences in the steps.  In an algebraic expression or equation, they could identify the coefficients, variable(s), and constants, and even when showing steps to solving, they could identify the properties used.  Below I have attached a Thinglink I found that shows different apps that are used in mathematical teaching and their uses in the classroom!  I will be referring to this while planning.

This Thinglink entitled “Math App Examples” was created by: