New Technology called “Electromyography” or EMG has INCREDIBLE Implications

Mind over matter! Controlling the physical aspect of technology through the mental has enormous implications. In this short video demonstration produced by NPR (National Public Radio), New York-based CTRL-labs created an armband that gives you telekinesis powers similar to the Force. You know, the Force from Star Wars, the force that lets you move objects with your mind? This armband is a neural interface that reads mental intention so users can negotiate objects in digital — and physical — space. If mental intention is all it takes to control our tech devices, then our current interfaces, like typing on keyboards or tapping on smartphone screens, could become a thing of the past. Imagine what people with physical disabilities can do when they leverage this technology. LINK: May the force be with you! ELECTROMYOGRAPHY or EMG Neural Technology

Spring 2019 Graduation

Lauren Elizabeth Page graduated with honors on May 11, 2019 from the College of Education at the University of Georgia. Twenty years ago in August of 1999, at the age of 3, Lauren began her formal education at Athens Montessori School where the motto is appropriately entitled: “Education for a Lifetime”. ~One Proud Father

Education Today

AR can enhance the real world in real time by adding virtual objects such as a medical visualisation of the human body for an anatomy course, augmenting the visual acuity for learners with poor vision, and has grown to encompass all subjects. Simply reading about topics such as Geometry and Anatomy can help a learner become cognisant of a topic. AR allows for learners to see and manipulate 3-D solids (tetrahedron, icosahedron etc) or to perform a virtual dissection of the human body. The AR experience can be displayed through handheld devices such as a smartphone, a head mounted display (HMD), or even with an augmented reality headset. Here’s a example of me showing AR e-Book that was created by my wife’s students in Anchorage, Alaska.

Dancing in the Classroom

It’s funny and also embarrassing, and, Ross and I have laughed about the fact that I seriously doubted him and his thesis topic after our first initial, awkward meeting on the phone.  I have since reconciled and have “outted” myself admitting to Ross I doubted him and questioned his authenticity as a scholar. You see, I am an ardent pacifist who had minimal respect for those who choose to serve in the military. This was my worldview, once upon a time, early in my teaching career, and actually before my epistemic transformation via my student Major Ross F. Lowe. I HAD always disliked being in close proximity to military types. My younger brother served with distinction in the United States Marine Corps. The USMC provided him with a strong foundation for life and, despite the opposite mindset, we wholeheartedly respect and love each other. I must shamefully admit while I […]

My Life Policy

I was considering deleting the MATH RESOURCES corner of my website. After 10 years of teaching math, teaching faculty how to teach math, training employees at corporations how to thinking mathematically, logically, and solve problems, I had reached the point in life when it was time for another challenge. I no longer needed this web resource and after scrutinizing the website analytics, the MATH RESOURCES, a free and open resource, was on the chopping block. If you are not familiar with the “Creative Commons” I would urge you to consider adding this “copyleft” approach to your work. It has been my policy to “pay it forward” when I am the recipient of another human’s kindness and benevolence. I call it my “life policy”. On February 14, 2018, I received an email generated via the “Contact Me!” form on my website. I was glad that it was a legitimate correspondence and not […]

There’s a teaching method tech billionaires love — here’s how teachers are learning it

From DIGITAL LEARNING TODAY, a Flipboard magazine by Jonathan Wylie    Over the past few years, Bill Gates, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and Netflix CEO Reed Hastings have all endorsed a teaching method known as “personalized learning.” It involves students guiding their own lessons with the help of technology, while teachers take on more of a coaching role if problems emerge. For its apparent benefits in getting kids up to speed in reading and math, advocates have claimed it could — and should — become the future of US education. But personalized learning is so new, many teachers still need to learn how it works. Starting this academic year, one of the largest school networks using personalized learning, Summit Public Schools, is hosting a residency program to address that skills gap. Across eight locations in California, 24 teachers will spend one year learning the skills to personalize students’ education in […]