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Will you be part of my group? – Please!
It always takes a while for my body to get into gear when the students come back full time. Although I have never stopped work over the Easter break, the speed and intensiveness of the work is less and I think, due to having more breaks, I do eat more! Everything is back to almost full speed now and I'm back to my usual cucumber thin throughout the day - if I remember. As I eat it, I often spend my lunch five minutes, checking my feedly and tweeting out articles or collecting stories ready for my live show. It was while looking through my RSS feeds that I came across an article saying how group work actually helps us learn. But how does technology support group work? Well that is the topic of this waffle...
The Many Faces of Wilson Waffling
- Chapter in: Hopkins, D, (2017) Emergency Rations – what’s so important we can’t leave it at home?
- Positive PowerPoint – developing good practice through practitioner research (TEAN Journal)
- iPads in Higher Education Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on the Use of iPads in Higher Education (ihe2014)
- Physical Mathematics (UK Ed chat magazine)
In almost all aspects of teaching there is an important emphasis placed on the use of vocabulary. Within mathematics itself the use of the matematical vocabulary is highighted throughout the frameworks (Mooney et al, 2007).
First I have to say that anything which is written in the post reflects my own personal views and not those of the university or department. That said…as part of the first session in every mathematics module, I concentrate on two things, the importance of discussion in mathematics and people’s personal feelings towards maths. The latter always includes people contributing to the session and talking about the impact of their class teacher and the enjoyment of the lessons and the learning of rules and processes, but also the idea that mathematics is ‘easier’ because it always has right or wrong answers. My question is always..is this true?
After reading the blog post on Evernote I wanted to detail the way I use Evernote for storing the information ready for writing an assignment and creating the reference list.
Initially you may be thinking that this involves creating a video or using some other form of motion capturing. However, you would be wrong. The title refers to visual recording in the sense of a visual mind map or diagram.