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PearlTrees - Alverno. Mind Map Viewer. Christopher Emdin: Teach teachers how to create magic. TED: Ideas worth spreading. Web Annotation And Markup - Tools And Services: A Mini-Guide. Tools for metacognition. Kill Math. Bret Victor / April 11, 2011 The power to understand and predict the quantities of the world should not be restricted to those with a freakish knack for manipulating abstract symbols.

Kill Math

When most people speak of Math, what they have in mind is more its mechanism than its essence. This "Math" consists of assigning meaning to a set of symbols, blindly shuffling around these symbols according to arcane rules, and then interpreting a meaning from the shuffled result. The process is not unlike casting lots. K-12 Education & Learning Innovations with Proven Strategies that Work. MathHistory: A course in the History of Mathematics. This channel aims to explain a lot of interesting mathematics to a broad audience, to introduce exciting new research directions for geometry, and to fix some of the logical weaknesses of modern pure mathematics. You'll find playlists on Rational Trigonometry (much simpler, more powerful), Linear Algebra, Algebraic Topology, History of Mathematics, Universal Hyperbolic Geometry (a complete new treatment of this subject, a YouTube first!)

, the Foundations of Mathematics (it needs fixing) and even an elementary introduction to K-6 mathematics. I (N J Wildberger) am a professional mathematician, BSc U.

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Using Social Media to Teach Visual Literacy in the 21st Century Classroom. Increasingly, educators are acknowledging and welcoming the relative advantages of social media into the teaching and learning process.

Using Social Media to Teach Visual Literacy in the 21st Century Classroom

From creating school Facebook pages to connecting students with experts via Twitter, social media has taken root as a legitimate classroom learning and communication tool. The highly linguistic nature of social media allows us to create and consume ideas and information unlike ever before. Much attention has been given to composing an articulate blog post and condensing our messages to 140 characters or less. However, effective use of this 21st century technology requires that we not only become proficient in textual communication, but also in our ability to express ourselves and interpret others' ideas through visual literacy. Why Visual Literacy Matters Visual literacy is the ability to: Imagery: The Sensory-Cognitive Connection for Math.

By: Nanci Bell and Kimberly Tuley (2003) Mathematics is cognitive process-thinking-that requires the dual coding of imagery and language.

Imagery: The Sensory-Cognitive Connection for Math

Imagery is fundamental to the process of thinking with numbers. Albert Einstein, whose theories of relativity helped explain our universe, used imagery as the base for his mental processing and problem solving. Perhaps he summarized the importance of imagery best when he said, “If I can’t picture it, I can’t understand it.” For the people who “get” math, the language of numbers turns into imagery. GMU's Padmanabhan Seshaiyer on the School's STEM Accelerator Program, Long-Term Plans for STEM Education and Mentoring High-School STEM Students - News & Insight for the DC Area Executive. Padmanabhan Seshaiyer, George Mason University Padmanabhan Seshaiyer is the Director of COMPLETE (Center for Outreach in Mathematics Professional Learning and Educational Technology), A Joint Center between the College of Science and the College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University (GMU).

GMU's Padmanabhan Seshaiyer on the School's STEM Accelerator Program, Long-Term Plans for STEM Education and Mentoring High-School STEM Students - News & Insight for the DC Area Executive

He is also an Affiliate Faculty Member of both GMU’s Mathematics Education Center, Graduate School of Education and The School of Mathematical, Computational, Communication Science and Engineering (MCCSE) at the Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology in Arusha, Tanzania. We caught up with Seshaiyer this summer and he talked about how he became involved in GMU’s STEM Accelerator program, why STEM is critical to the success to the future of kids today, what he most likes about his work on STEM and more. WashingtonExec: Tell us about your current role with STEM, what exactly are you doing? WashingtonExec: Does GMU have a long-term plan on STEM? Padhu's home Page. Center for Outreach in Mathematics Professional Learning and Educational Technology. The Psychology of Mathematical Abilities in School Children: V. A. Krutetskii: 9780226454856: Week 32 - How to Learn Really Hard Subjects.

MIT Challenge. What is Asynchronous Learning? Visible Thinking. Purpose and Goals Visible Thinking is a flexible and systematic research-based approach to integrating the development of students' thinking with content learning across subject matters. An extensive and adaptable collection of practices, Visible Thinking has a double goal: on the one hand, to cultivate students' thinking skills and dispositions, and, on the other, to deepen content learning.

Khan Academy Portal. Common Core. Salman Khan talk at TED 2011 (from Mr. Walker's Technology Blog - MentorMob. John Maeda: How art, technology and design inform creative leaders.

The Art of Mathematics

Mathematics Education. Ph.D., San Diego State University & University of California, San Diego, Mathematics and Science Education M.A., Miami University, Mathematics B.A., Cedarville University, Mathematics Research Professor Wawro's research investigates the learning and teaching of undergraduate mathematics content courses.

Mathematics Education

Currently she is focused on researching students' understanding of linear algebra. Additional Information Web page Curriculum Vitae.