them. Along the way, we’ll explore how we can teach math using real
-world topics and engage our students to think about the worlddifferently.
Increasing Intrinsic Motivation Using the Ideas in Dan Pink's, Drive: TheSurprising Truth About What Motivates Us
This will be a roundtable discussion to share ideas about increasingintrinsic motivation in the math classroom using ideas found in Dan Pink'sbook, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us.I'll share what I have learned about implementing Pink's three pillars of intrinsic motivation (autonomy, mastery, and purpose) to developclassroom activities/lessons that get kids engaged.
Transforming Your Classroom with Google Documents - Organization,Collaboration, and Creativity- Glenn Waddell / Julie Reulbach
Glenn will show how to use Google Documents to manage groups,emails, and push and receive documents. In addition, he will demonstratetricks like uploading a whole year's worth of calendar dates to gcal atonce and other types of life simplifying activities.
Julie will then detail how to use the different Google Document softwareplatforms for project work and collaboration in the mathematicsclassroom. Participants will learn how technology based projects canencourage students to be creative and allow students to differentiatetheir own learning. Participants will learn how these student createdprojects can be turned into innovative curriculum for their future classes.
Welcome to Our World (or, Come to the Dark Side)
The idea of creating a simple, sleek website to introduce math teachersinto our online world has been bandied about on twitter for a while... butas of yet, nothing has come of it. I would like this short session to be agathering of those who have ideas about how this site could be designedto be effective. Already, we have had the idea of filming of videotestimonials of what blogging/tweeting has done for our practices. We'vetalked about providing simple instructions for newbies to lurk andcomment. And we have talked about providing advice for those whowant to jump right in by blogging or tweeting.I'd like for this to be a gathering of those interested in creating a website-- a simple site whose sole purpose is to inspire math teachers to join inwhat we do (collaborate, analyze, question, commiserate, support, etc.)while making it easier for them to do so.