Rather than burning class time for presentations, the business & marketing teacher had students record their product presentations using Photo Booth. This weekend, the students will watch And evaluate themselves using a form on Moodle.
Dan Meyer writes about Unnatural Currents. Here’s an example from the Geo textbook I “use”.
“The saddest part of all this “reform” are the attempts to “make math interesting” and “relevant to kids’ lives.” You don’t need to make math interesting— it’s already more interesting than we can handle! And the glory of it is its complete irrelevance to our lives. That’s why it’s so fun!”
Even though the school’s Wifi network was upgraded last summer, service is still inconsistent. The band-aid fix has been to use the school’s wired network.
Only problem is the school’s wall outlets were only wired so that the left jack works. The right side does nothing. I found that out the hard (and annoying) way.
I’ve been more intentional about students’ note-taking than I have been in the past. Working with mostly high school freshmen, it behoves me to teach some organizational skills.
I think there might be pedagogical/mathematical reasons to encourage organized notes. Euclid put propositions in order. I don’t deign to be Euclid, but as a teacher of mathematics (Geometry in particular), I want my students to experience the myriad connections among concepts within the course.