Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Should have stuck with talking about goalies!

I remember a Euclid Problem that was referred to as "that old chestnut - the goalie problem". This teacher should have stuck to talking about goalies...

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Literacy, Student Engagement, Images and TED

Jesse Brown, host of TVO's Search Engine podcast, spoke at the recent TEDxOntarioEd event in London. It is kind of ironic that I listened to this talk on Rodd Lucier's Clever iPod app, given its heavy reliance on visuals. I did this on the same day that I received word that one of our innovative teachers, Lynda Marshall was awarded a Literacy prize from Nipissing University, in part for her work with graphic novels.

One of my former students, David Kennedy, has been working on Bitstrips as well. Bitstrips for Schools is licensed by the Ministry of Education for Ontario's publicly-funded schools.


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Computation is destined to be the Defining Idea of Our Future

Is Stephen Wolfram a Clive Cussler-esque egomaniac or a visionary? When do we tell students about this - or are we too busy hoping they don't find out that Wolfram Alpha factors trinomials?


Will Richardson mentions this recently.

I have been thinking a lot about how learning objects like CLIPS can be precise and concise at the same time.

Did you get through all that?

Thursday, May 6, 2010

We need more patient problem solvers

Dan Meyer says a mouth-full!

Need more? Spend time in his "What can you with this?" series.

It is not everyday that I re-post something I find at the Kitchen Table Math blog which they recommend!