Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Just visualize

La Aritmética como principio fundamental del éxito de los estudiantes en el área de Matemáticas

La matemática es una ciencia exacta cuyo estudio se divide en subareas interdependientes que deben aprenderse y entenderse como áreas separadas del gran sistema de las matemáticas. Aritmética, geometría, algebra, calculo, análisis matemático, probabilidad y estadística, topología.
¿Que es la Aritmética?
La aritmética estudia la estructura de los conjuntos numéricos y sus operaciones.
En los primeros grados de escuela cuando hablamos del sentido numérico y operaciones esperamos que los niños logren entender conceptos como contar objetos, la representación gráfica de un número, la correspondencia uno a uno, el concepto de cantidad, la relación existente entre números,  símbolos que representan cantidad, las diferentes maneras de representar números. Con la enseñanza equivocada de estos conceptos que son bastantes difusivos para el niño debido  a su inmadurez académica, tenemos niños en grados intermedios con  gran habilidad para recitar números y hacer conteos uno a uno hacia adelante y hacia atrás , pero sin embargo sin idea clara de la relación entre números, lo cual le acarreara en los siguientes grados muchos problemas en la articulación de la aritmética, cuando tenga que resolver patrones aritméticos o geométricos y peor aun cuando se enfrente a raciocinios mayores en pre-algebra y algebra. 

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Dear 3rd, 4th, and 5th teachers, it is the video that I wanted to use for "differentiated math using work stations" training. 

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Illuminations: Ten Frame

Illuminations: Ten Frame

It is amazing to use with our kindergarten and first grade students to increase their understanding of the number sense. Our students could use it as a workstation.

Saturday, July 23, 2011


One of my favorites and useful tools is Google Doc. I used it this summer with a Go Green at TFE project and it facilitated and supported my work with the teachers and summer coordinator, Also, in this new role as a I- Coach this tool will continue supporting my work with the HBE staff, parents, students, and another I-Coaches.

Now, I have more clearly thoughts in how to incorporate technology in the process learning. the 11 tools was an amazing online experience to increase my knowledge in using them and the  technology devices to support the student academic achievement. Through this new school year I will go back to check the tools to maximize the use of them.

I was  surprised of the ton of  tools that we can use and the time consumed exploring them (I will need more time ) to be master in the use of them. However, now I feel more confident and knowledgeable about what kind of tools and which devices to integrate in the lessons plan or staff development. 

10. Digital Citizenship

I want to make sure that the students understand Digital  Literacy, understanding the process of teaching technology and learning about technology and how to use it. Digital Communication, understanding how to make appropiate decisions when using the communication devices and what kind of information must not share with anyone online.Self-protection,understanding electronic precautions to guarantee safety with a purpose.

One of the resources to use instructionally with the young kids is cCyber(Smart). It gives a lot of essencial tips to be a good digital citizenship. Also, BrainPop is really good to teach any subject, it supports the students learning using a lot of real world applications to facilitate the comprehension of the topic taught and brings a fast quiz to check the students understanding.

I want to teach my students that digital citizenship is more than learning  tools, it is about how to use technology appropiate to have the oppotunity to create relationship online collaborating with other students around the world in school projects in productive and safety environment.

I plan to share the idea of digital citizenship with the parents first giving them  a KWL Chart. After that I would like to introduce the iSAFE site showing them the most relevant information trying to respoinse the questions regarding what they want to learn. At the ending, they  will have 10 minutes more to explore the web page and compare what they new before of  the presentation and what they know after of the presentation.. 

9. Classroom-Based devices as tools for learning

Before to incorporate technology in our lesson, we need to know what we want the students to learn (Content Objective). Also, if we are working with ELL students we need to know how the content will be comprehensible  to them while developing academic language skills (Language Objective). Therefore, if we do not tie the technology with the objective, it will be used as a entertainment instead as a learning tool.

The accountability piece is very important in the learning process with or without use of technology. During workstations or centers the students should ask to show what they learned. The students need to have clear expectations from the teacher about why they are using the tools assigned  in the workstations, how they should use them, and what is the final product that they need to create to show what they learned. This helps students to be focused in their task assigned and avoid bad  behaivior problems during the stations/centers time.

I liked the most  Thinkinity and Studyladder, both provided with a lot of interactive resources for math, science, vocabulary, spelling, social studies, reading, etc. To hold students accountable is important the students understand the objective, purpose and expectations to use this resources. The teacher should differentiate the task according with the students needs in order to help them to be academic succesful.

Also, for center we can use Diigo offline reader, First of all the teacher needs to create an account. The teacher can select a piece of reading according with the lesson. After reading, the students should complete a graphic organizer gave by the teachers or use their reading journal to answer comprehension questions, summarize, write main ideas and supporting details, or just paraphrase the reading.
 In Math, for  Addition/ Multiplication Math Facts, the students can use DiaMath instead to use the traditionally worksheets. You can decide to use iPod or iPad for these stations.