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 […]
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 […]
Going down memory lane and working to solve the world’s problems through education.
A key skill for any student is the ability to find information on a topic. Google Education provides this infographic with 12 tips or “gentle reminders” to use when conducting an advanced search.
Best-Ever Algorithm Found for Huge Streams of Data Interesting article about number crunching and mathematics. To efficiently analyze a firehose of data, scientists first have to break big numbers into bits. Link to article.
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 […]
From Thoughts, a Flipboard magazine by Lisa Max We give up too easily. With a simple change of attitude, what seems like extreme adversity can become a… Read it on inc.com
The Future Of Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs) From Mobile Learning & Technology in Education, a Flipboard magazine by Arshad Saiyed Photo credit: JEFF PACHOUD/AFP/Getty Images What according to you is the future of MOOCs? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share… Read it on Flipboard Read it on forbes.com –Dictated with a resonate, well-modulated voiceG. Andrew Page Gandrewpage.net
It’s that time of year to reflect on the “Best” books, movies, etc. and in this case “Best Teaching & Learning Articles of 2016” as ranked by Faculty Focus, an excellent resource for the teaching professor. Each article is approximately 700 words. The ranking is based on a combination of factors, including e-newsletter open and click rates, social shares, reader comments, web traffic, reprint requests, and other reader engagement metrics. 11. Why Are We So Slow to Change the Way We Teach? 10. Backward Design, Forward Progress 9. The Ugly Consequences of Complaining about ‘Students 8. Three Focusing Activities to […]
It happens to all of us: you unsubscribe from an unwanted marketing email, and a few days later another message from the same company pops up in your inbox. Comedian James Veitch turned this frustration into whimsy when a local supermarket refused to take no for an answer. Hijinks ensued.