You mean, besides taking the common core state tests online? You can use it as a graphing calculators if you don't have a class set of graphing calculator by now. If your textbooks are in form of e-books, that's another good use since some textbook companies are selling their wares as electronic copies or as hardcopies. It's good to take pictures of student work samples for your use and their own use. How have you been using them with your students?
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Nearpod.com is a great resource. Convert PowerPoint presentations into interactive instruction, having every kid with iPad engaged.
There are a lot of good algebra apps out there too! A quick google search of popular algebra apps will give you a lot of good options, like this for example:
Hi Laurie! If you have not checked out Desmos, you must! Www.desmos.com. Such great math activity- building and student interfaces that you will be addicted!
Knowledge Hook is a fun way for you to collect daily formative assessment data from your students. The multiple choice items allow students to upload work and you can view this from your teacher computer and/or share that work with the rest of the class.
I love using technology in my classroom. Kristin Gray's suggestion about Desmos is a good one. I frequently use Desmos for my algebra class. It's practically an interactive worksheet that can do many things!
If you're teaching algebra, I'm sure you also have heard of algebra tiles. There are many apps for algebra tiles, just pick a free one and try it out! Algebra tiles are useful in teaching how to combine like terms, solving equations, or factor simple polynomials.
Here is a list of must have apps for secondary schools. It's exhaustive, but pick one that interests you and explore the fun possibilities.
Hey Laurie! My high school gives every student and iPad so we have had to be creative in how we use them.
(1) ScreenChomp: free iPad whiteboard. This has CHANGED my teaching! Students aren't afraid to write things they know they can erase and it saves paper.
(2) IXL: math homework but it does cost money but maybe your school will purchase it. Ours did and it has been helpful
(3) Explain Everything: Lets me record myself (only my voice) along with a whiteboard. Great for when I know I need a sub or if I want to give my students a project.
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