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Maine’s News Center 6 Profiles Teacher Supported by Interactive STEM at EDC

With support from the Interactive STEM team at EDC, a major partner in the NSF-funded Research + Practice Collaboratory, mathematics coach Lisa Coburn at Washburn Elementary School in Auburn has been studying students’ one-to-one use of iPads and apps like Explain Everything. On February 23, 2016, WCSH’s News Center 6 profiled her in its Inspiring Educators series.

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February 26, 2016   No Comments

Maine Teacher Learns Through Doing: A Grade 2 Mathematics Lesson with iPads

Auburn K–6 mathematics instructional coach Amber Eliason says that her work with the Research + Practice Collaboratory and Interactive STEM team at EDC has helped her to notice where students are on a learning progression and to ask the right questions to bring their problem-solving to a higher level.

In the Grade 2 classroom in these videos, iPads further allow her to use a differentiated approach to instruction in the lesson “Getting to 399.” Auburn teachers like Amber are also working with the Interactive STEM team and Maine researchers to investigate how interactive mobile technologies support mathematics learning among young students and evolve a set of guidelines for their use.

Part 1: Setting up the Problem

Part 2: Preparing to Work Independently with iPads

Part 3: Group Review of Student Work

February 22, 2016   No Comments