Teachers’ Tech Toolbox for Math and Beyond

Dive into using digital tools to increase student engagement in the math classroom! The workshop is math focused, but the tools covered are applicable to all curriculum areas. Participants will learn how to use free digital tools that support equations, graphs and handwriting – all the things that math teachers need to create successful lessons. Participants will also learn how to adapt other tech tools to make them more math-friendly. Build your tech toolbox for math and beyond in just four weeks! 

Note: Non-math teachers are welcome! Margaret will work with you to tailor the tools to your subject area as needed. 


Course Details

Audience All
Level Beginner/Intermediate
Instructor Margaret Peixoto
Dates April 27, 2020 – May 29, 2020
Earn 16 hours of certificate of participation
Location Online
MassCUE Member Cost $150
Non-Member Cost $190
Limit 20 Participants
Graduate Credit (pending)  At the first class, participants may choose to register for 1 graduate credit through Worcester State University for an additional fee of $125. All participants, including those who do not opt for graduate credit, will receive a certificate documenting the number of course hours attended.

Margaret Peixoto

Margaret Peixoto taught high school math for six years at Bishop Feehan High School. She is currently the Learning Commons Director at BFHS and teaches AP Seminar and online SAT Prep. Margaret earned her undergraduate degree in Mathematics from Villanova University and her Master’s Degree in Secondary Education from Providence College.  She holds her Innovative Educator Certificate, Leading Edge Certification for Online and Blended Learning and loves learning new things to improve her work in the classroom.  She provides professional development for Bishop Feehan High School, MassCUE and Framingham State University.  Margaret is enthusiastic about helping teachers reflect on their teaching and integrate technology into their classrooms.




Weekly Outline:

Our four sessions will be organized by intended use for the tech tool in a math classroom, but all of the tools can be used for many different things.   

Online Session 1: Digital tools for formative assessments 

Online Session 2: Digital tools for engaging class activities 

Online Session 3: Digital tools for instruction + flipped lessons + critical thinking 

Online Session 4: Digital tools for meaningful feedback 

This course supports the following Massachusetts Digital Literacy and Computer Science standards:  

K-2.DTC.b.1 Collaboratively use digital tools and media resources to communicate key ideas and details in a way that informs, persuades, and/or entertains. 

K-2.DTC.b.2 Use a variety of digital tools to exchange information and feedback with teachers.  

K-2.DTC.b.3 Use a variety of digital tools to present information to others.  

3-5.DTC.a.3 Use digital tools (local and online) to manipulate and publish multimedia artifacts. 

3-5.DTC.b.1 Communicate key ideas and details individually or collaboratively in a way that informs, persuades, and/or entertains using digital tools and media-rich resources.  

3-5.DTC.b.2 Collaborate through online digital tools under teacher supervision. 

3-5.CT.b.2 Recognize that different solutions exist for the same problem (or sub-problem). 

6-8.DTC.a.1 Identify and explain the strengths, weaknesses, and capabilities of a variety of digital tools. 

6-8.DTC.a.3 Integrate information from multiple file formats into a single artifact.  

6-8.DTC.a.4 Individually and collaboratively, use advanced tools to design and create online content (e.g., digital portfolio, multimedia, blog, webpage).  

6-8.DTC.a.5 Individually and collaboratively, develop and conduct an online survey. 

6-8.DTC.b.1 Communicate and publish key ideas and details individually or collaboratively in a way that informs, persuades, and/or entertains using a variety of digital tools and media-rich resources. 

6-8.DTC.b.2 Collaborate synchronously and asynchronously through online digital tools.  

6-8.DTC.b.3 Demonstrate ability to communicate appropriately through various online tools (e.g., email, social media, texting, blog comments). 

9-12.CAS.c.6 Cultivate a positive web presence (e.g., digital resume, portfolio, social media).  

9-12.CAS.c.7 Identify ways to use technology to support lifelong learning. 

9-12.DTC.a.1 Use digital tools to design and develop a significant digital artifact (e.g., multipage website, online portfolio, simulation). 

9-12.DTC.a.2 Select digital tools or resources based on their efficiency and effectiveness to use for a project or assignment, and justify the selection. 

9-12.DTC.b.1 Communicate and publish key ideas and details to a variety of audiences using digital tools and media-rich resources. 

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Teachers’ Tech Toolbox for Math and Beyond April 27, 2020 – May 29, 2020 Four online weekly sessions

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