**Chris Kennedy** is a public school superintendent in West Vancouver, **Grant Wiggins** is famous for co-developing "Understanding by Design", **Keith Devlin** has written many books which should be relevant to the math education community, and **Larry Cuban** has challenged (and therefore improved or negated) education reforms for decades, and as it turns out, I happen to have replies from all four of them in my Wordpress inbox right now.

If you look above, you might feel like I'm dropping names. I don't intend this picture to convey this, rather what I want to observe is that blogging matters. Can you imagine, in the world before blogs, someone like me, a school teacher, being able to discuss ideas with the people who are driving educational change? This is not an isolated incident either. If I had chosen to capture a screen-shot of my inbox on a different day, you might see **Sylvia Martinez**'s or **Diane Ravitch**'s names instead.

I believe that blogging and other social media are breaking down some of our social barriers and hierarchies, but I never had quite as definitive proof until this morning.

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David is a Formative Assessment Specialist for Mathematics at **New Visions for Public Schools** in NYC. He has been teaching since 2002, and has worked in Brooklyn, London, Bangkok, and Vancouver before moving back to the United States. He has his **Masters degree in Educational Technology from UBC**, and is the **co-author of a mathematics textbook**. He has been published in **ISTE's Leading and Learning**, **Educational Technology Solutions**, **The Software Developers Journal**, **The Bangkok Post** and **Edutopia**. He blogs with the **Cooperative Catalyst**, and is the **Assessment group facilitator for Edutopia**. He has also helped organize the first **Edcamp in Canada**, and **TEDxKIDS@BC**.

- Creating a WiiMote interactive white board at my school for under $50.
- 20 reasons not to use a one to one laptop program in your school (and some solutions)
- For whom are Interactive White boards Interactive?
- What is Edcamp?
- Forget the future: Here's the textbook I want now
- Mathematics education blogs
- There are no aha moments
- Why educators should blog: A helpful flowchart
- Eight Videos to Help Teachers Get Started Using Twitter
- 15 things kids can do instead of homework
- Paper use in schools
- Online Geogebra training
- What is The Effect of Technology Training for Teachers on Student Achievement?
- Using Google forms for a "Choose your own adventure" style story
- The difference between instrumental and relational understanding
- Ways to use technology in math class
- Reflection of our course discussion about the use of technology in the classroom
- I don't know how to use a fax machine
- Why teach math?
- A Restitution Guide to Classroom Management
- Free tools for math education
- 25 Myths About Homework
- The Role of Immediacy of Feedback in Student Learning
- Migrating away from Google Reader
- A Fundamental Flaw in Math Education

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