Slipping Away

“Anything can turn into a blog post” – Jon Harper @jonharper70bd I was fortunate to be a presenter at the Evolving Educators: Tomorrow’s Classrooms Today conference in Philadelphia yesterday (6/26/15). I talked about chrombebooks and google chrome to a group of exciting educators. The method I used for choosing which …

11 Places To Find Desmos Activities For Your Classroom

We like the number 11 in our house. It’s common in birthdays, lucky numbers, etc… So As you finish the 2014-2015 school year, here are 11 places you can investigate to find lessons and activities for 2015-16. 1. Teacher Desmos: https://teacher.desmos.com/ First and foremost, Desmos itself works do develop high quality …

Interview Season: My Favorite Question

[youtube=http://youtu.be/TkP1NL9FhIs] It’s May, which means that school districts across the country are seeing a shift in their staff. Some teachers are retiring or resigning, some new positions are being created and filled, and in unfortunate situations, other positions are being eliminated.  As a Supervisor of Mathematics for a high school …

Educational Tessitura

I was talking with my wife the other day. This is something I get to do occasionally when my kids aren’t within 40 feet of us.  Any closer and there’s no way we can hear each other.  I’m fully convinced that the emotional closeness of a married couple is inversely …

Lather, Rinse, Repeat. Always Repeat

I love The Simpsons.  They’ve been delivering quality social commentary for over 20 years coupled with an equal amount of ridiculousness.  This image popped up to me after seeing this tweet recently from @DonWettrick, retweeted by @ZywickiR “ @DonWettrick: "It doesn't matter if you teach for 20 years. Just don't …

What is Technology?

I’m writing this on a chromebook, over wifi, while engaging in a twitter chat with other adminstrators on the importance of maker spaces in schools. Technology is important. But technology is not the materials we use, it’s a concept. It’s the concept that whatever we’re using, it is enhancing our …

Flipped Teaching

As is usually the case, someone says/posts/tweets something that sends me down a road that ends here. Today it was this: What is Flipped Learning? via @bashaierk https://t.co/d7KRoK17dv#edchat #sunchat #satchat #LTHEchat — Bashaer Kilani M.Ed (@bashaierk) March 5, 2015 I clicked on the link and read the article, which is …

Interdisciplinary Life

Yesterday I was tagged in a tweet by a colleague, Steve Figurelli.   #PLN Any tools 2 help kids see the math&science behind music? Love @hooktheory, others? Thx! @MathEdisonHSNJ@TeacherCast#stem@Bec_Chirps — Steve Figurelli (@mrfigurelli) February 23, 2015   He probably brought me in because I’m the math guy in district who’s …

The Only Winning Move is Not To Play, unless…

My morning started with an edchat on Twitter.  I’m @MathEdisonHSNJ.  I spent the morning creating an unholy Ed-Pile of motivational quotes with other educators. It was exactly as awesome as it sounds, and my quote reservoir has been refilled substantially. Check it out here. But as I went back to my …