As I shared in my previous blog posts, this blog series, #TechUptheMath, will focus on six applications over the course of the next few weeks that I believe create transformative learning experiences in math.  They take the learning targets and infuse technology in such a way that it does one or more of the following:

How can  Pear Deck #TechUpThe Math?

Flipgrid is truly an amazing technology tool that continues to innovate and add more enhanced features and options all the time. As I talked about in my previous blog series, The 3Cs of Creation, it is a creation superstar. It gives our students so many options to choose from to share their thinking, it allows for collaboration, and it is clickable.  But it is also a VMI superstar, especially when it comes to sharing math thinking.

Seeing The Power of Pear Deck

Pear Deck is not a new program for the teachers at my school. Pear Deck became a game changer when we first went to virtual learning in the fall of 2020 and continued to be an amazing way to #techupthemath

My kindergarten team often uses Pear Deck during math is very creative ways. Check out the gif to the left which shares many of their creative ideas.  Students make numbers, show patterns, determine missing numbers and much more.  If even our littles can do this, we all can!

A  #TechUptheMath Highlight

One great example of why PearDeck #techsupthemath is how Ms. Volpe uses Pear Deck with her first grade students. Ms. Volpe took many of her grade level's math assessments and created alternate assessments in Pear Deck. Using Pear Deck, she gets to see all of her students' thinking and give them feedback. It also allows her students to use the audio feature if needed for the questions to be read aloud. What a great use of Pear Deck!

So how does this #TechUpThe Math and show VMI?

These #TechUptheMath lessons clearly empowered visualizing the math using the digital tools. Students were clearly able to visualize the math concepts that they were learning about the pictures provided as visual scaffolds. In addition, it increased interaction between students and their teacher so that they could see the  students' thinking and provide feedback to the students!

Join me to #TechUptheMath and share your ideas

This post concludes my #techupthemath blog series, but not my commitment to promoting the use of technology in math. Consider adding some of these tech tools into your math classroom. Check their VMI and see how they can transform learning. Post your ideas and successes using the #TechUptheMath and tag me @TannenbaumTech. I can't wait to see what you share! Did you miss Parts 1 ,2, 3, 4, and 5 check them out here: Part 1 , Part 2, Part 3, Part 4. Part 5. and Part 6!