In all classes, today's technology piece was how to get to their locker, google drive and class page on School Loop. It took very little time as most students already had a google account. Those that didn't made one with some help from me, but more help from their partner. Students know so much about navigating that I learn from them (I LOVE THIS!). I already announced (the first day) that while they would be learning Calculus or Statistics, I too would be learning how to use the technology that we ALL need to know to live in this technological world. It's surprising to find out that as tech savvy as we think they are, there still are lots of things they don't know. I want to help them learn how to use the tech more effectively and efficiently.
In Calc, we finished with web navigation and moved on to back-to-back graphing. I found this activity on Study of Change (by Becky Hart Lyon) and I modified it a bit. I had students facing each other, one looking at the projector screen and the other with their back to the screen. Students who can see the screen have to explain to the other how to draw what they see. They begin easy and get more "math like". Students drew on mini whiteboards and then held them up when they thought the drawing was correct. They switched positions after each drawing. I heard so many great comments! And they were so busy explaining, drawing and switching, the time flew. We would discuss some characteristics about the graphs after everyone got it correct to help them improve their explanations. Will definitely use this next year!