Week of 1/22/18
- Who doesn’t LOVE Pinterest nowadays??? I am constantly searching for ways to engage my students in different ways and came across this website that has a great collection of ideas for multiple subjects. Some are STEM related and others just sparked an idea for me. Enjoy! http://creativecleverandclassy.com/free-stem-websites.html
- I showed my students this TED talk video involving Pixar’s use of math when it comes to making movies. It is short but can definitely capture the attention of a class or fill up the last few minutes if needed! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IZMVMf4NQ0
- This shot from the video assigned in class for this week (speech by John Seely Brown called The Global One-Room Schoolhouse (Links to an external site.). This animation is based on a keynote he gave in 2012 at the Digital Media and Learning Conference. )really stood out to me. Connected learning stresses that you simply cannot do it alone. John says, “Just being able to learn as individuals is not enough.”
- When I was reading “Critical Literacy and Our Students’ Lives” by Linda Christensen, I found what she said very relatable. The newspaper calling her student’s disadvantaged just didn’t sit right with me. Students cannot choose the area they live in or the families that they are born into. What gives us the right to label them or make them feel inferior.
- I really enjoy reading all of the blog posts from this class! It is reassuring to know that we all go through similar emotions and situations each day. I really related to Katie’s Blog post about Marginal Syllabus. I am much more of a paper annotator as well! Felt good to know I am not alone in this 🙂
- I came across this image for connected learning and thought it was very simple yet direct.
- I found this quote while viewing an article titled ” Strategies for Teaching Middle School Math” by Tim Hudson. I find that as a math teacher, most students are programmed to think that they are not good at math. Here is the quote…”Because many students mistakenly believe that success in mathematics requires remembering countless unrelated facts, they have a tendency to disengage, give up, and assume a fixed mindset in math.”