Common Core and Math

Common Core is a set of standards that was launched in 2009 in an effort to make learning a uniform and relatively universal experience regardless of where in the US you live. The main plus side to having standards like this is exactly the same as the reason they were put in place. These standards…

Teaching Every Child

Every child should have the right to the same education. The text describes the Equity Principle as every child’s right to appropriate tools and opportunities to learn mathematics. This is difficult because not all children are going to require the same materials or environment. One way we can attempt to teach to all learners is…

Math Made Easy

I’ve spent all week trying to think of a math lesson that I enjoyed in the past. Unfortunately, I couldn’t think of anything. I don’t think that I’ve had only poor math lessons, but I do think that even if there were some good ones I probably wasn’t paying attention. For the purpose of this…

Abstract or Concrete

“Abstraction is only a sort of trickery and deflection of the mind if it doesn’t constitute the crowning stage of a series of previously concrete actions. The real cause of failure in formal education is therefore essentially the fact that one begins with language instead of beginning with real and material action.” -Jean Piaget, 1976 I…

Math Attitude

  Throughout the years I have had my share of good and bad experiences with math. When I think about math, I get quite a bit of anxiety. I would say that I had some good math teachers over the years but, most of them were predominantly awful. Having so many bad math teachers really…

Last Blog!

. I came into this course thinking I knew a lot about technology. I was quickly proved wrong. This course has taught me quite a lot.I feel that I have learned some very useful teaching strategies throughout this course as well. Before this course I had no idea how much technology can help in the…

Copyright Laws

Before this unit I was pretty much completely ignorant to most copyright laws seeing as how I have always tried to pretend they don’t exist. When I heard the amount of unreasonable and potentially insatiable laws that exist regarding creative content I was a bit discouraged. The amount of laws that we have surrounded ourselves…

Social Media and School

Social media is a rapidly changing form of collaboration which can be extremely useful amongst teachers and students. I personally use social media for a wide range of reasons. The main reason I use social media is as a creative outlet. I am the annoying person who posts pictures of my food on instagram, but…

Technological Tools

The tool I chose for this assignment was Quizlet. On the Quizlet website you are able to do a number of things including creating flashcards. Creating flashcards on Quizlet is quick and easy especially if you have the Quizlet App. I feel that in the future this site and many like it may become increasingly popular…

Cloudware

Cloudware is a vastly growing form of technology that allows users to store things on a remote server and download them to various devices. Cloudware also allows for an enormous amount of collaboration between users. Cloudware is an all-encompassing  term for various different forms of software available to the public. In our current class we…

PBL

PBL: Project Based Learning Project based learning is a unique style of teaching that is very interactive. PBL is different from most traditional style of learning because rather than memorizing information through listening to lectures, students have a hands-on experience while creating projects and having discussions. When I was in elementary school is when this…

Cyber Education

First of all I want to apologize for not publishing this blog sooner, there are just not enough hours in the day. My initial response to Mitra’s experiment was that I was very surprised. I was shocked and how much and how quickly children will learn if something actually interests them. I liked what Mitra’s…