I often get asked the question when doing webinars, workshops, or professional development training, "is there a quick way to do that
" with Sketchpad
? For example, last week we had a webinar on functions, and the question came up about whether Sketchpad had a … Continue Reading ››
My daughter went to senior orientation today, a sure sign summer is almost over. When I was in the classroom, I remember getting both sad and excited around this time. Sad because my holiday was coming to an end, but excited because I was revving up to start over and try some new things in … Continue Reading ››
Like other enthusiasts of mathematics, I’m captivated by the way that mathematical ideas can explain things in the physical world around me, and by the way that I can carry out mathematical thought experiments in my mind and then apply the results to control my external physical environment.
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I had the honor of being part of the annual Super Saturday STEM Expo in New York City last Saturday at the Harlem Armory in Harlem, NY. This event was presented by School Community District 5, Abyssinian Development Corporation, and Morningside Area Alliance and was … Continue Reading ››
It’s time for the NCTM Annual Meeting!
For the past two and a half years, my colleague Scott Steketee and I have been collaborating with elementary teachers in New York and Philadelphia as they field test curriculum materials for the Dynamic Number
project. We’ll be showcasing our work at three sessions during the upcoming … Continue Reading ››
I am so tired of the question "why should we buy your product when we can get the same thing for free?"
No, you can't.
I get it, I really do. I was a teacher for a long time, wanting to improve my classroom with limited funds, and I was constantly on the hunt for "free"— free … 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 ››