Awesome Internetting from the last month.
New Blog Subscriptions
- I met Nicholas Patey at a workshop in San Bernardino. He wrote up a summary of some of our work that made him seem like a solid addition to my network.
- I added Amy Roediger to my blogroll (my short list of must-reads) because more than most bloggers I read she has an intuitive sense of how to create a cognitive conflict in a class. (See: two sets of ten pennies that weigh different amounts. WHAT?!)
- I subscribed to Dani Quinn. My subscription list skews heavily towards North American males and she helps shake me out of both bubbles. She also wrote a post about her motivations for teaching math I found resonant.
- In her most recent post, Leslie Myint wrote, “Apathy is the cancer of todayâ€™s classroom.” Subscribed.
New Twitter Follows
- I met Chris Duran in Palm Springs. Liked his vibe.
- Leah Temes plunked herself down at my empty breakfast table in Portland last month and started saying interesting things. Then she told me I should follow her on Twitter with the promise of more interesting things there. With only two tweets in the last week, though, I’m getting antsy.
- I subscribed to Peg Cagle because she understands the concerns of Internet-enabled math teachers and she also understand the politics that concern the NCTM board of directors.
- I was interviewed for the New York Daily News about PhotoMath, which at one point in Fall 2014 was going to be the end of math teaching.
- An interview with some kind of education-related Spanish-language blog.
- My favorite post of the month was Raymond Johnson’s analysis of NCTM’s difficulties adapting to the present day.
- John Golden crowdsourced a list of free curricula.
- Michael Pershan hosted an open comments thread where he had a conversation with himself about the difficulties of carving out a career as a classroom teacher.
- Tim McCaffrey set up Agree or Disagree, which I hope will produce some interesting fight-starters.
- Kyle Pearce created the most interesting iBook I have ever seen for math class. It overclocks all the built-in features (video embeds, etc.) and then goes over the top, including collaborative student data displays. Awesome. Not easy.