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I'm Dan and this is my blog. I'm a former high school math teacher and current head of teaching at Desmos. More here.

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  1. @Jackie, couldn’t tell you exactly but it was the usual new literacies are necessary for kids who multi-task and learn differently, etc.

  2. Sorry, missed that. I’m too busy curling my eyelashes and calling my fake Italian lover while grabbing Starbucks between classes so that I can be properly emotionally maimed by my meglomaniacal principal in stilettos. This is the REAL world, people.

  3. “It is not enough to be busy. The question is: what are we busy about?”

    — Henry David Thoreau

    (oh, god. I *am* a hippie.)

  4. Wait. Is it my Thai crystal stone deodorant, my Birkenstocks, or my green tea aromatherapy infuser? Because no one will tell me. Seriously. Help me help you.

  5. How is it possible to show that video without irony?

    Sounds like a great conference. Really makes me regret not spending more time on the circuit.

    @Dina, re: “Is it my Thai crystal stone deodorant, my Birkenstocks, or my green tea aromatherapy infuser? Because no one will tell me. Seriously. Help me help you.”

    As long as you are using them all at the same time, you are *so* 21st century. Better yet, have your calendar text your cell phone when it’s time to re-apply your Thai crystal stone deodorant, cuz that stuff don’t work at all.

    Cheers,

    Bill

  6. I clicked on your link to Christopher Dede and it all became clear. The guy doesn’t work in an inner city school where the poverty rate is the highest in the nation.

  7. O.k. – so do we educate our students for the way we want the world to be…

    or do we educate our students for the way the world is?

    Not saying that the world is really this way (or will be).

    BTW – I never bothered watching Devil Wears Prada – so what exactly is supposed to be ironic?