Sunday, April 12, 2020

Global Math Task Tech Challenge #remotelearning Resources

Global Math Task 
Tech Challenge 
Shared Resources
for #remotelearning opportunities

Tap the link above to go to our shared google doc for resources...

Hello and welcome to the Global Math Task Tech Challenge
page of resources. Beverly and I thought it might be useful
to have one page where you could find links to our weekly
challenges as well as some extra resources to share with
your students during this time of #remotelearning. We would
love to help you as you plan for distance learning opportunities.
Please feel free to reach out to us if you have suggestions
or need ideas. The easiest way to contact us is through
Twitter. Simply put @swampfrogfirst at the beginning of your tweet.
Stay Strong,
Heidi and Beverly

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Calling All Podcast Listeners...

Are you a Podcast listener?
Heidi has several that she listens to while walking Winston 
each morning...

One of my favorite podcasts to listen to is 
TLC Ninja (a podcast for teachers)

Recently, Heidi was honored to be able to share
about the Global Math Task Tech Challenge 
on this podcast venue.

You can download and listen to the recording here:

Don't forget to sign up to connect
using the spreadsheet

Connect with us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

Enjoy your day!

Friday, June 21, 2019

Join us for a Twitter Chat about Making Connections

Follow @globalmathtask on Twitter
@gmttc on Instagram 
to join in the fun.
Connect your class to #sharethelearing

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Twitter Chat for EdChange Global

Have you signed up for the EdChange Global online event coming June 28th and June 29th?
You can find out more information about the sessions here:

Beverly and Heidi will be hosting a Twitter Chat to share ways to #sharethelearning with Global Math Task Tech Challenge this year!

Join in the Twitter Chat on Saturday, June 29th at 7am CST.

Friday, April 19, 2019

Look what's NEW at Global Math Task!

Beverly and I have been working on some NEW updates for our fifth year connecting classes and teachers to share the learning in the Global Math Task Twitter Challenge...

We'll be spreading the connections from Twitter to include: Facebook and Instagram!
So we felt like a new name with the same hashtag would be appropriate...

Enter the new look on this blog! We've also given our Facebook page and our Twitter page an updated look as well!

Be on the look out for some new ways to connect using a Facebook Group as well as Instagram!

We're hard at work on creating a spreadsheet for sign ups to make connections and share tasks on social media for the 2019-20 school year!

We've got some webinars and podcast shows lined up to share the goodness! 
If you've ever connected with us before, we'd love to have you join us for the new year!

Stay tuned!
We're looking forward to connecting with you soon!

Enjoy your day!
Heidi and Beverly

PS...we're still connecting with Twitter shares through the end of this year! Just look for the hashtag #gmttc...see you there!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

What IS #gmttc and How do I Particiate?

It's a NEW year for making Connections!

Welcome to 2018-2019 Global Math Task Twitter Challenge! 
We're excited to start a new adventure dedicated to connecting 
classrooms and students to share the learning!

Break down the walls of your classroom and
connect your students to share the learning!

Spreadsheet Sign Up HERE

Dear Gmttc (past and present),

Happy summer! Thanks to all of you Global Math Task is beginning its 4th year of connecting over 3,000 classes around the global to share the learning with math tasks!

We have some exciting updates for the Global Math Task Twitter Challenge this year that we wanted to share with you.

We are no longer requiring classes to sign up to tweet task. We want you to tweet tasks when it it feasible for you.

We have set up a spreadsheet for you to sign up by grade level (1st-8th grade) to build connections and collaborate with others across the globe.

When Heidi and I (Beverly) first started on this journey, we collaborated on skills our students were studying and struggling with at the time. Our classes alternated tweeting so we knew which days/weeks what class was doing what. This made it easier to know what to expect and helped us plan tasks and solutions. The students always looked forward to tweeting or getting that reply to their math task by tweet.

It was through our class collaborations that our students formed a connection with each other. Sharing math tasks became a meaningful way to share strategies for our students. We want the same collaboration opportunities for you and your students.

The spreadsheet for you to sign up is here:  

By signing up in the spreadsheet we hope you are able to make connections, collaborate and see your students grow in the ability to complete math tasks. We have seen our own students grow in their practice of ‘critiquing the reasoning of others’ as we participated in the different challenges throughout the years.

We are now on Seesaw! We have a “student” setup for each grade level to connect and post math tasks as well as solutions. There are folders for each strand of the math standards to help in your search for tasks. There is even a student set up for solutions for GMTTC24! Check out our Seesaw Global Math Task Class by scanning this Seesaw Class Code:

Lastly, just because we are edtech junkies (and believe in student engagement), we are on Flipgrid! We love putting their learning in the hands of students. We would love to hear your students voice how they found the solutions as well.

There are many ways your class can connect to share the learning this year. Remember mystery number skypes, padlets and Twitter polls are all ways to connect as well. We will be posting ways to connect on twitter throughout the year as well. Look for the #gmttc24 numbers to be tweeted each week! We hope you’ll share back solutions with us.

When you post something make sure to tag @globalmathtask and #gmttc so we can see it and share it. Don’t forget to add the grade level to your #gmttc hashtag so that teachers can find your task as they search using the Twitter search bar.

One more thing, if you haven’t already make sure to sign up for our Remind Class (@gmathc) to receive important announcements and reminders. Here’s the link to join:

Be sure to hop over to the blog and check out resources and ideas shared there as well!

Thanks to all of you for making @globalmathtask so special for students around the world! It’s going to be another amazing year. Let Heidi or I (Beverly) know if you need anything!

We are always open to ideas and feedback. If you have any questions or need help in any way, please contact Beverly Ladd (@BevLadd) or Heidi Samuelson (@swampfrogfirst). We’ll be happy to help you as much as we can.

#gmttc Badges and Headers for Twitter

Snag a Badge or Header for your Class Twitter Account to let others know you're a 
Global Math Task Twitter Challenge Participant.

Click HERE for access to the google drive folder with the different badge options.

Download a header image and edit your Twitter headers 
by uploading the new image in your settings.

After you download the Header Image you on edit profile.
Then upload the new photo to your "change your header photo" section.
Click apply and save changes.

You can also add a badge to your Twitter profile picture.
Just download the badge you want to add to you picture.
Add it to your profile picture in google draw or power point.
Save your new picture as a jpeg.
And edit your profile to add your new picture.

We look forward to learning from our 
#gmttc efriends in 2017!

Sign up to tweet out tasks for January - May 
The new spreadsheet is available HERE.

Thanks for all you do!
Beverly and Heidi