Math and technology educators from across the state of Ohio met together online Monday at the first ever #OhioMathChat via Twitter.
Educators from Pickerington Schools, Cincinnati Public Schools, Liberty Union-Thurston Local Schools, Bay Village Schools and other school districts in Ohio dicussed strategies on engaging students in math using the ST Math program. Educators had great things to say about the game-based learning program, also known as JiJi Math (refering to the personable penguin mascot):
A1: Ss engage with JiJi as a character. I think JiJi invites Ss to feel safe in trying out math thinking along with JiJi. #OhioMathChat— Char Shryock (@edtechgirl) February 29, 2016
A1: We have students that want to stay in during recess and hide under their covers to play STMath, now that is engaging! #OhioMathChat— Brian Seymour (@SeymourEducate) February 29, 2016
Educators discussed ideas on how to promote JiJi Culture to build a school culture around perseverence, math success, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Near the end of the chat, educators shared math success stories and strategies from their classrooms:
A5: Watching a gr 2 autistic Ss using the interactive board & a stepstool, talking himself through the math alongside JiJi. #OhioMathChat— Char Shryock (@edtechgirl) February 29, 2016
A4: We have found that JiJi & Eureka Math work so well together, we are seeing Ts use ST Math embedded into the regular lesson #OhioMathChat— Brian Seymour (@SeymourEducate) February 29, 2016
Keep on the lookout for the date of the next #OhioMathChat about integrating education technology into curriculum by following @JiJiMath on twitter!
Interested in learning more about JiJi and ST Math?