General Sessions

Using WolframAlpha to Teach Mathematics

Alan Preis, IT Coordinator, Atlanta International School

Wednesday, November 2, 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

WolframAlpha has been described as “Google for Mathematics” and offers a variety of free tools for calculations, graphing, solving equations, and data analysis. In this session, we will share a number of ideas for incorporating WolframAlpha in mathematics teaching. Come discover how to enhance mathematics instruction in your classroom with WolframAlpha.


Take Charge of Your Own Professional Development Using Web 2.0 Tools

Alan Preis, IT Coordinator, Atlanta International School

Friday, November 2, 8:30 am - 9:30 am

Professional development does not always require traveling to a workshop or conference! Many teachers are beginning to use Web 2.0 tools, such as RSS, Twitter, and blogs, to take charge of their own professional development and support ongoing learning. In this session, we will demonstrate use of these tools and share ideas for supporting continuous, dynamic professional development and collaboration for classroom teachers.