## Integrating Technology Into Algebra Education

Why integrate technology with algebra? Because you can – and should. Today’s teachers must have the intelligence and skills that are technology based in order to assist their students who may be struggling with technology and its uses. We will help teachers become experts in the math (specifically algebra) curriculum/technological materials combination. Here are some common examples of using technology to support an education in algebra:

- GeoGebra – This is a semi new technology tool for mathematics instructors.
- Excel spreadsheets – With this, you can do fun things such as teach a student how to measure each person’s smile using graphs and data.

- Web 2.0 tools – There are many applications which can be included in this overall tool, but math specific items include Quizlet-flashcard application, Graphsketch, and others.
- Paint (comes with Windows) – With this program, students can make rectangles, squares, and circles, and use color fill to demonstrate decimals and fractions. Images can be saved as needed.

## How Educate LLC Can Help

Your instructors will find it a pleasure to work with our ITC’s (Instructional Technology Coaches). Your school will begin to use more tech tools, software, and devices before they know it. Because Educate LLC listens to your needs, we will perfectly understand them and gear our approach as indicated by our individualized assessment. Our in-classroom coaching will empower your instructors as to how to best utilize technology independently to support the achievement of their algebra students. Using a three-level program, Educate LLC will provide the following:

*Instructional Technology Coaching for Algebra Classes*

Our ITC’s are highly familiar with teaching techniques which support improved instruction and higher student achievement. Through self-regulated learning techniques coupled with today’s technologies, instructors will improve student engagement and encourage critical thinking. From creating multiple points of entry to differentiating between students’ individual challenges and strengths, we will empower your algebra teachers as to how to evaluate and elevate their educational techniques into the 21^{st}-century.

*Instructional Technology Strategy for Algebra Classes*

As educators, you understand what lies ahead in the struggle to introduce technology to today’s teaching staff, and we are here to assist your school in the management of the smallest details to the entire, overarching strategy. The newest tools of technology are powerful, but you may not be sure which ones to choose in order to best implement your algebra classes. We will help you set appropriate benchmarks and goals as to what’s appropriate. Soon you will understand that, though change takes work, the benefits are many.

*Instructional Technology Training for Algebra Classes*

Following each semester, your school and algebra instructors will receive updates on your technological progress and goals. In no time, you will be celebrating the success of every algebra teacher and looking forward to our guidance on how to go about continuing improvement. Following a successful introduction to technology enhanced algebra, your algebra and math teachers will be able to utilize technology tools such as TI-Nspire, Plickers, Kahoot, Edmodo, and more.