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Reflecting the World

Title: Reflecting the World: A Guide to Incorporating Equity in Mathematics Teacher Education

Authors: Mathew D. Felton-Koestler, Ksenija Simic-Muller
2017 | ISBN-10: 1681237679, 1681237687 | 138 pages

Reflecting the World: A Guide to Incorporating Equity in Mathematics Teacher Education

Reflecting the World is a guide for mathematics teacher educators interested in incorporating equity concerns into their teaching. The book draws on the authors’ research and experience integrating issues of equity, diversity, and social justice into their work as mathematics teacher educators of preservice and inservice preK-9 teachers. Reflecting the World includes both a framework for integrating issues of equity into mathematics teacher education courses and professional development and example lessons. The lessons are organized by content area and include guidance for using them effectively. Elementary and middle grades pre-service teachers are often uncomfortable with mathematics, uncertain about their ability to teach it, and unsure of how it connects to the real world. For many preservice teachers a focus on the real world—and in particular on issues of equity, diversity, and social justice—is more engaging than their past experiences with mathematics and can help lessen their mathematical anxieties. Reflecting the World will assist teacher educators in designing and teaching mathematics content and methods courses in ways that support future teachers to see the relevance of mathematics to our world and in becoming critical, questioning citizens in an increasingly mathematical world. The book provides a set of tools for helping future teachers connect mathematics to the lives, interests, and political realities of an increasingly diverse student body, and in doing so it provides a meaningful answer to the question, “when will I ever use this?”

Global Education: Using Technology to Bring the World to Your Students (repost)

 

Title: Global Education: Using Technology to Bring the World to Your Students

Author: Laurence Peters
English | 2009 | ISBN: 1564842584 | 190 pages

Eleventh grade students in Bangladesh exchange video interviews with 10th-grade students in Georgia. High schoolers in Illinois learn Japanese, Hebrew, Latin, Spanish, French, and German using online discussions with counterparts from many different countries.

Students from around the world research endangered animal species from their areas and publish their findings to a shared website. Connecting globally through advances in Internet technology, including Web 2.0 tools, can now be a reality for any student in any classroom.

As our local communities reflect more of the world’s diversity, students need to be prepared to communicate with and relate to individuals from different countries and cultures. Integrating global education into standards-based lessons allows students to connect personally with their peers across geographical boundaries, expand their knowledge and awareness of the world, and increase their interest and curiosity in what they are learning. Global Education is a guide to get you started. It provides an introduction to global networks such as iEarn, Global Schoolhouse, and ePals; an overview of Web 2.0 tools that support global learning, such as wikis, blogs, and podcasts; and hundreds of Web resources. No matter the grade level or subject area, Global Education’s numerous examples, case studies, and lesson plans will provide you with ideas and inspiration for bringing your students the world.

Features:

* A sampling of global education projects from around the world
* A glossary and lists of hundreds of global education resources
* Historical perspectives on global education

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is the trusted source for professional development, knowledge generation, advocacy and leadership for innovation. ISTE is the premier membership association for educators and education leaders engaged in improving teaching and learning by advancing the effective use of technology in PK-12 and teacher education. Home of the National Educational Technology Standards (NETS), the Center for Applied Research in Educational Technology (CARET), and ISTE’s annual conference (formerly known as the National Educational Computing Conference, or NECC), ISTE represents more than 100,000 professionals worldwide. We support our members with information, networking opportunities, and guidance as they face the challenge of transforming education.

Some of the areas in which we publish are:
-Web. 2.0 in the classroom-RSS, podcasts, and more
-National Educational Technology Standards (NETS)
-Professional development for educators and administrators
-Integrating technology into the classroom and curriculum
-Safe practices for the Internet and technology
-Educational technology for parents

Geography · Software · Web Resources

Web Resource – Google Earth

Google Earth ProgoogleEarth_cov is a 3D interactive globe that can be used to aid planning, analysis and decision making. Businesses, governments and professional users from around the world use Google Earth Pro data visualization, site planning and information sharing tools.

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Share with others 
Create videos in Google Earth Pro that can be shared with stakeholders and customers, providing a unique perspective for any location-based project.

Google Earth Pro key features

Get Productive
– Distance Measurements
– Area Measurements
– 3D Measurements

Google Earth Pro Data Layers 
– Better Decision Making
– Parcel data
– Demographic data
– Viewshed Tool
– Traffic count data

Import your own data 
– Polygons, lines & paths
– Images
– Geocoded data
– Data styling

Publish and Share 
– Movie Maker
– Map Maker Tool
– Export Data

Home Page – http://earth.google.com