published by David Wees on Mon, 12/02/2013 - 17:27
My son went to a full day session to meet up with some other children around his age who are being homeschooled. During this time he had a class on engineering with Lego, and a lot of free time with which to play and socialize with the other children.
Interestingly enough, the kids decide to play the Game of School. They found a chalkboard and took turns pretending to be the teacher and explaining things to the other students. My son decided to be the math teacher, and according to him, this is what he tried to explain.
published by David Wees on Tue, 11/26/2013 - 03:09
I recently facilitated a workshop on social media for a school. I created two short videos to act as discussion starters, and then I created a workshop structure around the video clips that the school could use to facilitate the discussion with their students.
Outline of a workshop for students on social media:
published by David Wees on Mon, 11/18/2013 - 18:15
As I watched my son over the past few days learn about shape, I am struck by not only how much we need to learn to make sense of the world, but also by how even simple things cannot be taken granted as known by children.
published by David Wees on Wed, 11/06/2013 - 13:21
I'm currently working on creating a sample sequence of lessons for teachers to use for a geometry unit. At this stage, students will have been exposed to (but will not necessarily have learned all of) geometric transformations, constructions, and some review on geometric vocabulary.
My objective is to create a sequence of lessons which include:
published by David Wees on Fri, 10/25/2013 - 20:59
published by David Wees on Fri, 10/25/2013 - 20:30
When I was 8, my father gave me my first computer. There were two things I could do on this computer; program or write. I found programming to be much more interesting! So with a little bit of support from my father, and a copy of the Wang BASIC reference manual, I began the long process of teaching myself how to program.
Here is basically what you need to learn how to program:
published by David Wees on Fri, 10/25/2013 - 19:21
My wife and I decided a couple of weeks ago to withdraw our son from our local community school and homeschool him. We realized that the constraints on the school, and the choices made at the school were going to prevent him from getting the exercise, play, and intellectual stimulation he needs to remain healthy in body and mind.