Monthly Archives: January 2011

Social Media Experiment: Life-Long Learning

An excerpt from our Best Practices document states “As lifelong learners, we collaborate with students and colleagues to further knowledge and understanding.  We demonstrate a willingness to take risks and an openness to engage new ideas.  We stay current with … Continue reading

Posted in Questions | 3 Comments

Teachnology Musings and Questions

The comments between me and Quantum Progress on my post Maybe we need to think of it as teachnology rather than technology still have me thinking.  Here is the he-said-she-said that I continue to think about: Quantum Progress “I want us … Continue reading

Posted in Questions | 24 Comments

Social Media Experiment: Day 7 – Communication!

Our goals were simple when we started this social media, formative assessment, learning and the brain experiment.  There were four. Apply what we are learning as we study about learning and the brain.  Our learning in the faculty cohort program … Continue reading

Posted in Questions | 1 Comment

Maybe we need to think of it as teachnology rather than technology.

The time with our learners is limited.  We have to make some very important decisions about how to use this time.  We must consider the economics of our decisions based on the resources we have.  Is it cost effective, cognitively, … Continue reading

Posted in Learning, Questions, Technology | 5 Comments

Social Media Experiment: Day 6 – Student Interest

I spent my day with the Faculty Cohort working on understanding more about learning and the brain.  Part of the work of this experiment was developed from one of the practitioners corners from How the Brain Learnings by Dr. David … Continue reading

Posted in Questions | 1 Comment

Social Media Experiment: Day 5 – True Formative Assessment Begins!

Today’s update is all about formative assessment.  If you recall, when we started this experiment we wanted to integrate Dr. Sousa’s research about primacy-recency, formative assessment, and social media for learning. Over the weekend @fnoschese tweeted: We take this a … Continue reading

Posted in Questions | Leave a comment

Is Efficiency Without Understanding Efficient?

Time and meaning. How often do we hear the following? “I don’t have time to _____.”  “I can’t take the time to _____.” “If I do this, I won’t have time to _____.”  “I can’t believe they don’t understand _____.”  … Continue reading

Posted in Algebra, Learning, Questions, Technology, Time | 3 Comments

February is Black History Month. A request…

I aspire to be interdisciplinary, relevant, and informed.  Will you help me learn?  February is Black History Month.  I coach young learners through algebra.  I facilitate experiences for adult learners engaged in conversations concerning pedagogy and technology.  During the Age Estimation lesson on Super Saturday, an idea popped … Continue reading

Posted in Questions | 2 Comments

Super Saturday for Atlanta Public Schools – TI-Nspire Learning

I spent today, Saturday, January 22, 2011 learning with 25 teachers from the Atlanta Public Schools.  Today was Super Saturday.  From the flyer: Atlanta Public Schools High School Mathematics and Professional Learning Super Saturday High School Mathematics teachers are invited to … Continue reading

Posted in Questions | 2 Comments

Social Media Experiment: Day 4 – Integrating Ideas!

“Was initially worried about #20minwms impact on class time/flow, but it has been a big hit.  Love it! Not disruptive at all.” ~ @valerieste How great is that?  @valerieste’s tweet summarizes the initial teacher concern and hesitation.  Her tweet challenges … Continue reading

Posted in Questions | 1 Comment