published by David Wees on Thu, 02/17/2011 - 12:25
My colleague just shared an interesting analogy to describe the relationship between students and teachers. I've heard this analogy before, but she said it so eloquently, I just thought I'd share.
"Our students are like seeds we've planted. We water them, we give them fertilizer, we make sure they have the right amount of sunlight, but at some point you just have to sit back and watch them grow."
published by David Wees on Tue, 02/15/2011 - 16:01
The Mathematics and Multimedia Blog Carnival is now accepting articles for the next issue which I will be hosting at the end of February. Although any math article might be accepted, below are the revised criteria for blog carnival selection. The following will be the characteristics of the articles that will be prioritized.
published by David Wees on Sun, 02/13/2011 - 17:08
In the past few years, there has been a push for open source content, and enough resources have been created so that schools can completely do away with the traditional textbook. However, adoption of open source content has been low, and the vast majority of schools are still relying on tradtional textbooks.
published by David Wees on Fri, 02/11/2011 - 15:13
My colleague asked me if I could find a Wheel of Fortune game he could use with his 1st grade students. I looked around for a while and found something which sort of worked here. The problem was, the code was kind of broken and needed a lot of repair. However it was the best thing I could find, so I spent a few hours and tidied it up.
published by David Wees on Tue, 02/08/2011 - 13:44
The Fraser Institute released their annual "report" on the Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA, a standardized exam given to 4th and 7th grade students in British Columbia) results. As usual there have been complaints about the validity of the results, and some interesting side stories.