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Conquer Your Math Block With Technology: A Beginner's Guide

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Explore and create : BYOD

Wednesday, June 26, 1:00–2:00 pm
Location: 115A

Alyson Colclough   Amanda Mullen   Courtney Webb  
It's no lie that we can multiply, but sometimes technology in the primary math classroom has us feeling divided. Come learn four easy ways to integrate technology and sum it all up with tools you can implement immediately. If there's a problem, yo, we'll solve it!

Audience: Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Seesaw: The Learning Journal App
nearpod.com / Nearpod App (create a free account)
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Early childhood/elementary
Grade level: PK-2
Subject area: Math
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.
  • Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.
  • Use technology to design and implement a variety of formative and summative assessments that accommodate learner needs, provide timely feedback to students and inform instruction.
Related exhibitors: Kahoot! EDU, Inc. , Seesaw , Nearpod

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Participants will add to their professional toolkit with technology resources to implement in the primary math classroom.

Participants will engage in technology as a student to witness first hand formative and summative assessments with timely feedback.

Participants will use digital tools to create personalized, independent, and collaborative learning opportunities within the primary math classroom.


Introduction and Overview 5 min
Introduction Video
ISTE Standards
Purpose and Objectives

Build Your Toolkit (30 minutes)
-Drawing, polls, link website, quiz, etc

-Matching, gravity, LIVE, social learning


-blind Kahoot!, create your own questions, class creates own questions for review

-Activities, draw, photo, note, link, clone yourself!


ED Tech Camp (25 minutes)
-Collaboration time with grade level bands
-Help Desk: Q & A with presenters

Supporting research

Attard, Catherine. (2017). Technology in the classroom can improve primary athematics. Retrieved from http://theconversation.com/technology-in-the-classroom-can-improve-primary-mathematics-83431.

Strategic use of technology in teaching and learning mathematics - National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. (2011). Retrieved from https://www.nctm.org/Standards-and-Positions/Position-Statements/Strategic-Use-of-Technology-in-Teaching-and-Learning-Mathematics/.

Limit Distraction, Improve Performance with Nearpod Independent research from Dakota State University shows that Nearpod prevents digital distraction and multitasking while learning. (n.d). Retrieved from https://nearpod.com/independent-research-from-dakota-state-university-about-nearpod

Bridging curriculum and technology: How San Francisco Unified School District and Nearpod are changing the way students learn math with the support of the Salesforce.com Foundation. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://news.nearpod.com/pdf/sfusd-saleforce-nearpod-math.pdf

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Alyson Colclough, John Sevier Elementary School
Amanda Mullen, John Sevier Elementary/Maryville City

Amanda Mullen has been teaching for 15 years. She is currently teaching third grade and loves finding ways for her students to perform rigorous tasks in a developmentally appropriate way. She loves to speak and present and has presented twice at ISTE. She has been honored with being the Tennessee Allstar speaker at TETC along with presenting at the conference. She has presented nationally and regionally for many schools and districts and loves sharing with other teachers. Making meaningful connections with her students as they achieve and grow to their top potential remains her focus and keeps her driven for life long learning.

Courtney Webb, Maryville City Schools

Courtney is a 2nd grade teacher at John Sevier Elementary School in Maryville, Tennessee.

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