Using the Compass Points framework, discuss the following: My professional growth plan for teaching with technology begins with ___________________Compass Points Framework
- E --What excites you about this idea?
- W --What worries you about this idea?
- N --What do I need to know?
- S --Stance or suggestions for moving forward
Professional Growth - Technology
My personal growth plan for teaching with technology starts with Desmos. I really like that you can interact with the different variables within the program. It is easy to follow with regards to inputting the function and changing the variable value etc. Also, I like how through the program, it allows for comparing functions easily. One can hide the functions and ask what they look like and be able to show the original and how it got transformed to the new function. This is useful in a variety of grade levels and curriculum outcomes. My worries are few, but one is that students will not follow along like most technology allows for. It may be distracting and allow for students to stray from the end result and do their own thing in the program. As every technology is useful, it is also complicated to somebody. If we were to use this technology in a younger classroom, they would not be able to grasp the concepts as fast because maybe the technology is too complicated for a younger classroom. One thing that one must know is how to use the sliders for the unknowns in the function. It is important because it can show many things with regards to the function (ex. restricting the domain) but if the teacher does not know how to do that then using the program with functions is the same as using a graphing calculator. I would use this when first introducing functions and also in the higher level math. They both are useful in teaching how the functions look and how they will look if they are changed and manipulated. I especially would use this in 30-1 in the transformations and relations unit because they can see the original right beside the transformed graph and can visually see what happens when the x stretches or if the y is moved up or down