Technology Use in UMD Education Department


Please would you use this wiki to share examples of how our candidates, faculty and staff are using technology (computers and peripherals) in the Education Department. Click on the "Edit" button to edit, and then add your suggestions under the relevant sections below. When you are done with your additions, click the "save" button. Thank you!!
The Education Dept Technology Committee

Candidate (i.e. UMD Education Dept students) Use


In class: (Please include the name of the class, and then a brief description of the technology and how it is being used)

  • EdSe 4222 Teaching Mathematics in Grades 5-12: Watch and analyze web-based videos on mathematics teaching. Videos sources include Annenberg Media and Teacher Tube. Work with mathematics-based applets in order to examine the mathematics and to determine how the applets can be used in teaching. Applet sources include www.nctm.org, http://nlvm.usu.edu, and www.shodor.org/interactivate. Examine the appropriate use of graphing calculators in the mathematics education classroom.
  • Educ 4226 Geometry for Teachers in Grades 5-8: Geometer's Sketchpad (on the computer cart): Experience the process of exploring geometry topics with Geometer's Sketchpad
  • Educ 4228 Teaching Mathematics with Technology: The whole course is based on examining the teaching and learning of mathematics topics through the use of technology. The technology used in this course includes the following: Geometer's Sketchpad (getting at the non-geometry uses of Sketchpad); TI-Navigator (on the computer cart), TinkerPlots (on the computer cart), LOGO (on the computer cart), graphing calculators including the programming feature, and excel spreadsheets (on the computer cart).
  • Ech 3021 Teaching Mathematics: Birth-Age 8: Watch and analyze videos on mathematics teaching. Video sources include Thinking Mathematically: Integrating Arithmetic and Algebra in Elementary School, Marilyn Burns videos, and PBS Mathline. Work with LOGO to examine geometry topics. Work with mathematics-based applets in order to examine the mathematics and to determine how the applets can be used in teaching. Applet sources include www.nctm.org, http://nlvm.usu.edu, and www.shodor.org/interactivate. Examine the appropriate use of calculators in the mathematics education classroom.


Outside of class (for educational purposes):

  • EdSe 4222 Teaching Mathematics in Grades 5-12: Watch and analyze web-based videos on mathematics teaching. Videos sources include Annenberg Media and Teacher Tube. Work with mathematics-based applets in order to examine the mathematics and to determine how the applets can be used in teaching. Applet sources include www.nctm.org, http://nlvm.usu.edu, and www.shodor.org/interactivate. Candidates are student members of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and they use one of the electronic journals (either Mathematics Teacher or Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School) for class readings and teaching resources.
  • Educ 4227 Number Theory for Teachers in Grades 5-12: Candidates are student members of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and use the electronic version of Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School journal as a resource of open-ended problems.
  • Educ 4228 Teaching Mathematics with Technology: Candidates are expected to work with Geometer's Sketchpad and TinkerPlots in the full-access computer labs on campus.

Faculty Use:


Use of technology for teaching:

  • In general, any of the technology that is referenced above, I work with the technology outside of class to prepare for class and use it as part of my instruction to model the teaching of mathematics.

Use of technology for research:



Use of technology for service and outreach:



Other?



Staff Use: