Barbara's seminar was great. She's all about just good solid math teaching that centers around problem solving and questioning. She encourages teachers to avoid "being the source of the truth or answers." Instead she recommends asking genuine interest questions. (She provided lists of question starters to help with this.) In her words, "Be a guide, on the side." I catch myself leading my kids too much sometimes. I'm working on setting up learning situations that will allow my students to make math discoveries. Barbara is a master at differentiation through questioning. Something I'm working on.
During her presentation she used a document camera to model her lessons. I recently purchased on with grade level funds. This one was only $113.00 through Office Depot. It works great through my smartboard. It had software that includes lots of tools like highlighters and pens and such. I'm still playing with it to figure it out but love it. (oops...probably shouldn't have that diet coke right beside all my tech equipment! Can't get through my pm slump without it!)