Today is Now Available

I ordered David Gilmour‘s new album “Rattle That Lock” which is due out September 18th. My wife is a bigger Gilmour fan than I am, but I like his music and we’re lucky enough to have tickets to his April show in Madison Square Garden. iTunes has been releasing singles …

Meet Me At My Best

I play a game on my phone and ipad called Ball Jump. It’s a lot of stressful fun (see video) You pretty much jump from block formation to block formation, as the block formations change shape and orientation right under you. I have a math activity in progress involving this …

Transformations Activity using Logos

The activity for this post was made using Smart Notebook and I’ve uploaded it to Smart Exchange for you here: Transformations using Logos Do you remember the Logo Quiz Game hysteria of mid October 2010? I sure do! In case you don’t, the Logos Quiz game was released as an …

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 …