July 13-15, 2021
Did you know that Desmos can do more than just graphing? In this workshop, we will explore ways to use Desmos Activities to enhance learning in your classroom. We will show how the teacher tools can help guide and promote student engagement, and demonstrate how to edit and improve activities already available. Once we have the basics down, we will explore how to use the Computation Layer to make activities more dynamic and impactful and discuss best practices for creating engaging and effective activities. At the end, we will share some of our favorite activities and invite you to contribute to a shared collection.
Synchronous Workshop Hours (through Zoom)
8:30am - 9:30am
Optional Session - Getting up to Speed!
9:30am - 11:00am
11:00am - 1:30pm
Flex Workshop Time (Lunch as needed)
1:30pm - 3:00pm
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Flex Workshop Time
For More Information
Feel free to email Christine Belledin at firstname.lastname@example.org or Nicholas Koberstein at email@example.com.
Unfortunately, we have reached capacity for the Summer 2021 Workshop. Click here to join the waitlist.
Including Desmos Activities in your classroom can be a very empowering experience for your students. Desmos enables you to step away from the center of the classroom and let students lead the conversation. We will explore how to use teacher tools to facilitate the activity.
Learn how to use the Activity Builder to build dynamic activities that engage your students. We’ll examine design features and learn how small design changes can make huge differences in student learning.
The Computation Layer (CL) is used to connect screens and components in activities, "converting discrete, isolated mathematical moments into a richer, more coherent experience for students." We will see how to use the CL to connect different mathematical representations, to change what students see later based on their earlier work, and to collect data from an entire class of students.