Happy leap day everybody!
Over the last month, I've stumbled across a number of online articles and blogs about iPad integration in the classroom. The contexts and specifics vary widely: Yesterday I read about McAllen Independent School District and their plan to provide an iPad to each of their 25,000 students in grades K–12. A couple of … Continue Reading ››
Nothing like your back going out to make you feel old. Happens to me every few years, and comes out of the blue. Last time it was when I was brushing my teeth. This time it was tying my shoes. Anyway, after a hospital visit I was told to take a couple of days … Continue Reading ››
It's our first time at the TCEA (Texas Computer Education Association) conference here in Austin, TX. Elizabeth DeCarli, Andres Marti, and I have been really impressed with the teachers who have stopped by the booth to play with Sketchpad, TinkerPlots, and Fathom.
Andres pointed out that we have had a lot of conversations with middle school teachers … Continue Reading ››
The other week Dan Meyer sent out this tweet.
While we appreciate the compliment (and the resulting increase in traffic), it's the first part of that sentence … Continue Reading ››
In my own personal quest to read and learn about educational changes and share these with teachers in hopes they can enhance their students learning, I have come across some amazing educators. These educators provide insight and ideas about education and student learning that I think goes a long way in improving this "space between … Continue Reading ››
A few weeks ago I attended the Virtual School Symposium, which is organized by iNACOL
(the International Association for K-12 Online Learning) in Indianapolis. As mentioned by Susan Patrick, President and CEO of i
NACOL, this conference has grown rapidly, from about 160 attendees five years ago to 1,910 attendees this year.
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After last week's regional NCTM conference in Atlantic City, I decided to visit New York City for the weekend before flying back home to the west coast. I love that city and, as usual, had an exceedingly good time.
On Sunday, I decided to visit Occupy Wall Street, both out of curiosity and support. From what … Continue Reading ››
I am here at the regional NCTM math conference in Atlantic City, so just wanted to share some things I have noted while talking with teachers at our booth today. Thanks to all of you who stopped by to play with Sketchpad, Fathom
, or TinkerPlots
on the computers, whiteboard, or even … Continue Reading ››
I travel a lot for work and therefore spend quite a bit of time looking out airplane windows. I always think of model trains with the little miniature villages, people, cars, etc. as the planes are taking off or landing. I also find it fascinating to see all the geometric shapes that are so apparent … Continue Reading ››
Why is 6 scared of 7? Because 7, 8, 9. A silly little play on numbers I know, but this was the response from my younger daughter when I asked her for some “fun math inspiration” for writing this article. Surprisingly, I was
inspired. I started thinking about number and logic puzzles and asking myself why … Continue Reading ››