Monthly Archives: March 2008

Sketchpad & Data Tables

I was making a Sketchpad activity and discovered that you can collect measurements in a table. The full instructions on how to do so are here (search for “Tables”). It’s relatively painless. Select the measurements, go to the Graph>Tabulate menu. … Continue reading

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Passion Quilt Meme

Damian tagged me with this one a while ago. Here are the rules, taken directly from his post, Passion Quilt Meme Rules: Think about what you are passionate about teaching your students. Post a picture from a source like FlickrCC … Continue reading

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Spring Break

I’m going out of town for a couple of days for spring break. I wish I could say I’m going to a nice warm, sunny beach somewhere. Alas this is not the case, but… I’m unplugging. Leaving the laptop, the … Continue reading

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Adding Value?

I recently got a Wacom Bamboo Fun Tablet. It is fun. So far the only “educational” use it has gotten has been to write up a solution for a math team problem we couldn’t solve last week. Which was nice. … Continue reading

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Defining Success

I am struggling with how to define success. Not for my students, but for me. Lately, I’ve been brooding. Not unhappy necessarily, but… pensive. In my mind, I keep coming back to Chris Lehmann’s Letter to a Young Teacher. Wonderfully … Continue reading

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Summering… in Uganda

Nope – not me. One of my coworkers is spending six weeks this summer teaching in Uganda. The program is through the non-profit group Invisible Children Inc. (here’s the Wikipedia link). I don’t claim to know much about the organization … Continue reading

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I Blame You All

I was asked to co-present to our staff tomorrow during institute day. An Introduction to Web 2.0. The Academic Technology Coordinator and I met last week and decided to start slowly. We’re not making the Kool-Aid. Baby steps. We decided … Continue reading

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