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Re: What is Allowed for Regents Exams? and iPads
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Jun 1, 2011 9:55 PM



Regarding ipads...one of the teachers in my school loaded a free clinometer app and used it outside to measure the height of the building...apparently also available for cell phones, I think. Liz Waite
Original Message From: TKENYON <TKENYON@crcs.wnyric.org> To: nyshsmath <nyshsmath@mathforum.org> Sent: Tue, May 31, 2011 4:32 pm Subject: RE: What is Allowed for Regents Exams? and iPads
Worth noting to those without the press to test calculators (TI 83+): some students are more tech savvy than teachers. There are programs out there that will simulate that the memory has been cleared. i.e. You cannot just give students instructions to clear their memory, then walk up and down the rows of students and check that their screen says it has been cleared. They can run a program to make the screen say whatever they want it to say, including the same thing you see after the memory has allegedly been erased. You must manually clear the memories yourself (or, of course with the use of other trained proctors.) Also, you need to know how to clear ALL memory; I've run into students who knew how to archive things into their memory so that a few clicks later during the test & it was back. I've found it easiest to have all the calculators in my possession a day before the exam then I clear all the memories as well as replace any batteries of calculators that say that the batteries are low. If I had to clear 150 calculators at the beginning of an exam, it'd take me at least 1520 minutes to do it manually. (I'm assuming the student:proctor ratio is better than 150:1 in even the worst situations though.) Also, speaking of graphing calculators, other than covering one standard indicator  solution to a quadratic/linear system of equations graphically  how have many of you used graphing calculators to enhance instruction in Geometry? I used so many other resources with a Promethean board that the graphing calculators took a back seat, except for the 15 minutes or so spent reviewing those systems of equations from last year. *** Also, next year, I'm going to be piloting a program where my students will be working with iPads in the classroom; moodling; that sort of stuff. Anyone have any experience in using iPads with Geometry? And any feedback on how well it worked/resources you might have found, etc? I'd hate to reinvent the wheel (particularly since I'll be teaching 4 different wheels and have to develop a lot of things for all four of them.) And, if people had bad experiences using iPads as a teaching tool, I'd love to know what to beware of. ***
Tom Kenyon CRCS Mathematics/Physics tkenyon@crcs.wnyric.org
ownernyshsmath@mathforum.org wrote:  To: <nyshsmath@mathforum.org> From: "Westendorf, Neal" Sent by: ownernyshsmath@mathforum.org Date: 05/31/2011 02:36PM Subject: RE: What is Allowed for Regents Exams?
It is our understanding, however, that SED is requiring us to make the OS change. TI at least made a partial change that I understand does not look or function particularly different for the kids. It does however meet the functionality requirements. I have not made the change yet but it is on this week's list so they get some time with the updated look. Then I'll have to load the completely updated version for next year but it doesn?t have to be done now. A necessary nuisance and extra work to satisfy someone who doesn?t have any idea what we do everyday...
Neal
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Yes, provide the calculators.   VivMathGirl <viv_mcnickle@hotmail.com> wrote: > Perfect, thanks! From other educators out there who've had to update > the OS for all their school's calculators, do you have any thoughts on > making this process a little less overwhelming? Lots going on and > want to get this checked off the list Viv > ******************************************************************* > * To unsubscribe from this mailing list, email the message > * "unsubscribe nyshsmath" to majordomo@mathforum.org > * > * Read prior posts and download attachments from the web archives at > * http://mathforum.org/kb/forum.jspa?forumID=671 > ******************************************************************* ******************************************************************* * To unsubscribe from this mailing list, email the message * "unsubscribe nyshsmath" to majordomo@mathforum.org * * Read prior posts and download attachments from the web archives at * http://mathforum.org/kb/forum.jspa?forumID=671 ******************************************************************* ******************************************************************* * To unsubscribe from this mailing list, email the message * "unsubscribe nyshsmath" to majordomo@mathforum.org * * Read prior posts and download attachments from the web archives at * http://mathforum.org/kb/forum.jspa?forumID=671 *******************************************************************
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