Tools for Communication and Collaboration
I would like to introduce you to some tools we will use in Advanced Algebra this year for efficient and effective communication and collaboration as an educational community:
Schoology is a premiere Learning Management System, similar to a social networking site but used for educational purposes. I will post assignments and resources for the students to access, and you parents can monitor your student's progress in grades and assignments.
Glogster will allow our class to create interactive posters. We will describe mathematical concepts, document projects, and communicate ideas. Parents, you will be able to access these posters online and observe your student's hard work.
Google Docs allows students to collaborate on the same document either face to face or across the world. Students will work on multiple projects this year requiring them to work together to create written explanations of their work. Docs is a convenient and powerful tool that will allow them to do their best work!