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Hodges, Charles B.; Hunger, Gail M. – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2011
Communicating and collaborating online are becoming common requirements in education. The specialized notations and symbols necessary for some content areas where mathematical expressions are part of the conversation require that users select appropriate communication tools. The purpose of this article is to describe tools that can be used for…
Descriptors: Symbols (Mathematics), Synchronous Communication, Asynchronous Communication, Mathematics Activities
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Zelkowski, Jeremy – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2011
This article justifies classifying the TI-Nspire CAS Touchpad as a mobile device for grades 8-16 mathematics classrooms equipped with a Navigator system. The 2010 Horizon Report: K-12 indicates virtually every secondary school aged child has some sort of mobile device. Yet, many school policies ban the use of mobile devices, preventing students…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Time on Task, Classroom Techniques
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Avgerinou, Maria D. – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2009
In this article, the author has advanced the view that the world is currently on the threshold of a new status quo--the hegemony of the image. Yet, this seems a mixed blessing, for people, and especially young people, are not equipped with the necessary critical viewing and thinking skills to survive it. Nevertheless, this unfortunate situation…
Descriptors: Definitions, Critical Viewing, Lifelong Learning, Visual Literacy