Tuesday, May 5: 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM
Workshop Description: Visualizing Numbers
Participants take a statistic and present their data visually in creative ways, helping students connect with otherwise abstract numbers. Free, multi-platform tools will be used in this hands-on session. Given a range of relevant statistical data sets, teachers will use some free and easy to use tools to create mosaics that visually represent the importance of the data found. Participants will share the mosaics and the math behind each in an Internet forum/dropbox created for this event. Link to Google Docs site: http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=dd97jf9d_50hmmn9mdx
Workshop Presenters: Olga LaPlante and Ed Latham
Two highly talented and energetic trainers that have been in the business of rocking teachers’ worlds with fun, exciting and educationally challenging ideas for the last four years. Ed and Olga have been regional trainer/mentors since 2005 working with local schools to help improve teaching strategies using technology.
Recording of workshop: http://stateofmaine.na4.acrobat.com/p61813246/