Category Archives: Learning Technology Plan

Issues with digits or HMH A-G-A (Pilot)?

If you are having problems logging into digits or HMH A-G-A (pilot teachers only), or your students are having access issues, please submit a DTS Digital Curriculum Tools work ticket. This is the most efficient way for the HelpDesk to document your issue and get the proper technician to diagnose the problem.

Please be aware that Infinite Campus drives all class rostering and student access. If a student is added to your class in IC, it can take up to 48 hours before the student will appear in your digits or HMH A-G-A class. Please submit a work ticket if new students do not have access to these programs after 48 hours.

Dan Meyer: “Beyond Relevance & Real World: Stronger Strategies for Student Engagement”

Check out Dan Meyer’s latest talk at the April 2016 NCTM Annual Meeting & Exposition in San Francisco, CA, “Beyond Relevance & Real World: Stronger Strategies for Student Engagement.”  This talk focuses on the attempts of textbooks to engage students with “real-world” contexts, career connections, and applications that do not relate to our students’ world & experiences. Dan Meyer offers strategies and tips to redefine what it means to be “real world” and why it’s good to start a fight in your mathematics classroom.  Another visionary talk of how teachers engage students in mathematics, not textbooks.

Dan Meyer: “Fake-World Math: When Mathematical Modeling Goes Wrong and How to Get it Right”

As a natural follow-up to Dan Meyer’s 2010 TED talk “Math class needs a makeover,” he’s back with a new video and blog post from a talk in October 2014 at the NCTM Regional Conference & Exposition in Indianapolis, IN: “Fake-World Math: When Mathematical Modeling Goes Wrong and How to Get it Right.”  Another inspiring talk on how textbooks misguide teachers and students around mathematical reasoning and modeling.