Mathematics Instructional Learning Community
Mathematics Instructional Learning Community
The Mathematics Instructional Learning Community (MILC) Project is an alliance among Fayette County Public Schools (FCPS) math teachers focusing on:
  • Increasing the pedagogy and content knowledge of math teachers;
  • Integrating technology tools into everyday math instruction; and
  • Developing, implementing and revising units of study.
Questions regarding MILC? Contact: Natalee Mauney Feese, Fayette County Public Schools, MILC Project Director
Questions regarding technical website issues? Contact: Pete Koutoulas, Fayette County Public Schools, IST Team Leader
Search | Statistics | User listing Forums | Calendars | Final Units |
You are NOT logged in. If you are a MILC participant, please logon by clicking here --> logon |  Not a member? register )


"A Mathematician is a machine for turning coffee into theorems." (Paul Erdös)
CPS system
Moderators:

Jump to page : 1
Now viewing page 1 [25 messages per page]
   Archived Forums (Read only - No new posting)-> Lafayette Discussion areaMessage format
 
ncrawfor
Posted 11/30/2006 12:00 PM (#1385)
Subject: CPS system


Math

Posts: 155
1002525
Location: Lafayette
Hey all. I have been reading what they are talking about at HC and PLD. They both use the CPS system. Jason Reed says it is 1/100th the set up. Can we check into getting one for the math department? Who should we check with at LHS abiout maybe borrowing one to see if we like using it?

scole
Posted 11/30/2006 12:35 PM (#1387 - in reply to #1385)
Subject: RE: CPS system
Math

Posts: 50
2525
Location: Tates Creek
Hi, Nancy. Actually, every high school got a CPS system last year (they were donated), so your school should already have one. Also - at the Teacher Resource Center behind LHS they have 2 sets of CPS systems you can check out. We use them here at TCHS as well & they really do work well with (as Jason said) very little set up involved.
ncrawfor
Posted 12/1/2006 10:26 AM (#1393 - in reply to #1387)
Subject: RE: CPS system


Math

Posts: 155
1002525
Location: Lafayette
Thanks, Shannon. I am going to see if I can get my hands on a set here and try using it. Sounds like a great way to get all students engaged in the lesson.
cwaespe
Posted 12/3/2006 5:51 PM (#1401 - in reply to #1393)
Subject: RE: CPS system
Math

Posts: 31
25
Location: Lafayette
Hey, Nancy:

Have you had any luck checking into this? When is it we got one of these?
slucas
Posted 12/12/2006 3:32 PM (#1438 - in reply to #1385)
Subject: RE: CPS system


Math

Posts: 82
252525
Location: Lafayette
I know Mary Kay uses them a lot, so that would be a good place to start the scavenger hunt.
ncrawfor
Posted 12/14/2006 1:27 PM (#1444 - in reply to #1438)
Subject: RE: CPS system


Math

Posts: 155
1002525
Location: Lafayette
I have the CPS in my room and I am trying to figure out how it works. I'll keep you posted....
nfeese
Posted 12/19/2006 3:14 PM (#1455 - in reply to #1444)
Subject: RE: CPS system
Math

100100100252525
Location: IAKSS
So, did you get the system up and running or is this going to be a great project for January??!!
ncrawfor
Posted 1/4/2007 12:06 PM (#1467 - in reply to #1455)
Subject: RE: CPS system


Math

Posts: 155
1002525
Location: Lafayette
I got it to work; now I just have to get the activities ready to use with it.
ncrawfor
Posted 1/8/2007 11:15 AM (#1473 - in reply to #1455)
Subject: RE: CPS system


Math

Posts: 155
1002525
Location: Lafayette
I used the CPS today in computer programming and it seemed to go OK. The hardest part was the set up and just getting in there and figuring out how it all works.
ncrawfor
Posted 1/19/2007 11:05 AM (#1479 - in reply to #1473)
Subject: RE: CPS system


Math

Posts: 155
1002525
Location: Lafayette
I am using the CPS system again today. I like it for computer programming. I am going to try and use it with part 2 and make up some multiple choice questions for them.
nfeese
Posted 1/19/2007 1:35 PM (#1481 - in reply to #1479)
Subject: RE: CPS system
Math

100100100252525
Location: IAKSS
Thanks for your updates, Nancy.

Do you think more CPS systems would be a good addition for MILC for next year? or just too soon to tell....
ncrawfor
Posted 1/23/2007 8:48 AM (#1484 - in reply to #1481)
Subject: RE: CPS system


Math

Posts: 155
1002525
Location: Lafayette
I don't know. I think I need to use it a little more before I can say if it is worth it. It is lots easier to use than navigator.
slucas
Posted 12/13/2007 12:57 PM (#1857 - in reply to #1385)
Subject: RE: CPS system


Math

Posts: 82
252525
Location: Lafayette
Has anyone tried to use the game screen on the CPS? I think that is my favorite option. But I still feel like it takes a very long time for the set up and to enter in the questions. I think I need 36 hours in the day.
cwaespe
Posted 12/13/2007 4:58 PM (#1867 - in reply to #1385)
Subject: RE: CPS system
Math

Posts: 31
25
Location: Lafayette
Hey, Nancy:

I'm replying to your e-mail from last year!! We've got 2 at Lafayette Math now and I think there's a third in the building somewhere. We all need to try it.
ncrawfor
Posted 12/14/2007 3:00 PM (#1885 - in reply to #1867)
Subject: RE: CPS system


Math

Posts: 155
1002525
Location: Lafayette
It really is lots easier to set up than the navigator. You just have have your questions/problems ready to go before hand. I haven't used it this year. Maybe I will try and work that in during 2nd semester.
slucas
Posted 12/18/2007 2:30 PM (#1906 - in reply to #1385)
Subject: RE: CPS system


Math

Posts: 82
252525
Location: Lafayette
Is there any place to find already set up question for the CPS, like there is for the navigator? That is what I find is the most time consuming.
ncrawfor
Posted 12/18/2007 3:06 PM (#1917 - in reply to #1906)
Subject: RE: CPS system


Math

Posts: 155
1002525
Location: Lafayette
That would be really nice - to have a bank of questions to go with the CPS. I would like that for computer programming as well please!!

Maybe we can get PD to write questions for algebra 1 or geometry....What do you think?
nfeese
Posted 12/18/2007 3:08 PM (#1918 - in reply to #1917)
Subject: RE: CPS system
Math

100100100252525
Location: IAKSS
There is a bank of questions on a CD (that cost $1000) and we purchased with MILC money for each school. Wonder who has the school CD? This would be SO helpful for you!!
cwaespe
Posted 12/18/2007 3:10 PM (#1919 - in reply to #1906)
Subject: RE: CPS system
Math

Posts: 31
25
Location: Lafayette
Where are the already set-up questions for the Navigator?
cwaespe
Posted 12/18/2007 3:11 PM (#1920 - in reply to #1917)
Subject: RE: CPS system
Math

Posts: 31
25
Location: Lafayette
Sarah and I have the new CPS systems so we'll look for that CD. Probably one of us has it. Sorry that we've been so slow to get moving on this stuff.
ncrawfor
Posted 12/18/2007 3:35 PM (#1923 - in reply to #1918)
Subject: RE: CPS system


Math

Posts: 155
1002525
Location: Lafayette
It is algebra and geometry questions??
slucas
Posted 12/18/2007 3:48 PM (#1924 - in reply to #1385)
Subject: RE: CPS system


Math

Posts: 82
252525
Location: Lafayette
I have the CDs of questions, but I have not been able to navigate it very well. It is very difficult to find questions as you want them. Has any one else had trouble with that? Do you think we can save activites on our K: drive or is there going to be a programing error?
nfeese
Posted 12/18/2007 4:14 PM (#1925 - in reply to #1385)
Subject: RE: CPS system
Math

100100100252525
Location: IAKSS
If you save on an external drive, it will work okay. Everytime it will give you a warning that if the server goes down...you won't be able to access. It will want you to save on a Flash drive? (something locally). But you won't get an error that it wouldn't work properly.

The only other thing I can think of is if 2 people wanted to use at the same time...this might cause issues, maybe?

Tech support number is 888-333-4988 and that will be handy for you to use!

Bottom line...it should work on the external drive.
ncrawfor
Posted 12/19/2007 11:51 AM (#1935 - in reply to #1925)
Subject: RE: CPS system


Math

Posts: 155
1002525
Location: Lafayette
Sarah, I can take a look at that CD and see if I can find a better way to navigate/save the questions.
slucas
Posted 12/19/2007 3:38 PM (#1936 - in reply to #1385)
Subject: RE: CPS system


Math

Posts: 82
252525
Location: Lafayette
Sure, Nancy! You might want to load the newer software on your computer too. That way you can also share the CPS. The software is not that hard to load. It is much easier than the flight attendant.
Jump to page : 1
Now viewing page 1 [25 messages per page]
Printer friendly version
E-mail a link to this topic
Jump to forum :


Running MegaBBS ASP Forum Software v2.0
© 2003 PD9 Software