Monday, July 27, 2009

I've been having tablet issues lately... it seems that my mousepad doesn't want to work. It's funny - when I first got the tablet I didn't like the mousepad and always used the pen as my mouse. Over the past couple of years, though, I've adjusted and now hardly ever use the pen (unless I'm playing Bejeweled Blitz!) so it's been a pain to have to go back to it again! A computer tech-y friend of mine took a look at it and couldn't figure out what's wrong. It looks like I'll have to take it in to school and see if the tech people there can figure it out.

A recent assignment from my web 2.0 class was to create a voicecast or screencast. I wasn't quite sure what to do with that, so I ended up using Jing to create a screencast of me solving a cubic equation (it's quite magical, I assure you! :) ). Here's the link.

I taught Honors Algebra I a couple of years ago - here's a link of them singing the Quadratic Formula song.

If you haven't used Jing (and you have a tablet!) I'd highly recommend it. What's nice is that it creates a link for you, so it's not just storing something on your computer.

3 comments:

wmssixthgrade said...

Kristen,

I really liked your Screencast. I think your students would enjoy accessing it at home if they found themselves confused and needing a reminder or refresher.

Andrea

tech guy said...

Super job! I have you have a great school year!

Mark

math teacher said...

Thanks, Andrea. I may do this more often with problems I know the kids will struggle with... or review problems for a test.

Thanks to you, too, Mark!