What it is: PSToM is an online portal for math classes. With PSToM parents can follow their child’s progress and know exactly what their child is learning in math. Students can learn at their own pace, assess their own learning and know how well they are doing in math (and why!). Teachers can recommend math videos, know each students strengths and weaknesses and tailor classroom instruction to get more out of each class. PSToM has built-in math problems with an area to solve them, math videos that can be shared, built-in tests and a place to discuss learning. The site is simple but the learning possibilities are pretty incredible.
How to integrate PSToM into the classroom: PSToM is a fantastic supplement to the math classrooms. PSToM makes it simple to create a blended classroom with online content, discussion and problem solving supporting what is happening in the classroom. As a teacher it is easy to assign math videos and problem sets. All data is collected and shared with students, parents and teachers. PSToM is a great connection between the math classroom and home. The mystery of the math classroom is taken out for both the parents and students. Everyone knows what learning goals are being worked on, the progress and what skills need to be practiced.
Use PSToM as a supplement to your math classroom and to customize math lessons for your students. Give students the opportunity to work on math at their unique learning level in a computer lab setting or as a center on classroom computers.
Tips: Be sure to tell parents about PSToM, it is a great way for students to get some extra practice and opportunity for understanding in at home.
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