What if You only had three students in your class How would you organize your teaching?
Our Survey Said Teacher Would: Have a plan for each student Monitor closely how each student was doing Intervene where appropriate to help each student Re-plan lessons to meet the true needs of the student
A Teaching Utopia? Most teachers recognize this is an ideal It is impossible with regular class sizes Why? –Because the workload is too much
Your Helping Hand MathAmigo Manager is a tool that will help you achieve the ideal MathAmigo philosophy is that the teacher is at the heart of the process One purpose of technology is to support the teacher - Save you time - Give you time to teach
Saving Time It helps organize students into –Classes –Groups with similar teaching needs Plan lessons to meet class and group needs This includes –Organizing activities to meet these needs –Making sure the work met the standards Assess students performance –Highlighting strengths and weaknesses of their performance –Produce reports for stakeholders e.g. Students/Parents Create improvement plans designed to help the student raise their performance
Manager: Activity Feature Activity Info Create Differentiated Activities
Manager: Organize Students Create class structures This includes special classes –Gifted –Special needs –Study groups of any kind Import or type in student data Organize students into classes and study groups within a class
Manager: Planning Feature Organize Activities around Teaching Plans Create or Edit Plans –Match to curriculum and standards –Match scope and sequence of your textbook
Manager: Data Transfer Feature The process of handing out assignments to students and collecting results back for assessment
Manager: Assessment Feature Formative Assessment Individual student reports Overview reports for classes, groups, etc. Basic Data –With the Facility to Export data to other assessment systems
If you press the info button you will see the local text help, telling you about the Manager features in front of you You can also press the video button to see video help on the local feature Normal Electronic Help Files are also available Manager Help You can also join our regular web conference training sessions and ask specific questions or Simply call our help lines
Getting Started Press the Getting Started tab This lists what you need to do: 1. Create Classroom Structure You can add gifted or special needs classes
Getting Started 1. Create Classroom Structure 2. Import or type in student info 3.Add students to classes - Then sort them into 1 of 3 groups 4. Assign each new class a teaching plan
MathAmigo Manager Helps you help the students Saves you time in: –Preparing Lessons –Organizing Students –Assessment
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