SRI's report on Khan Academy usage, released earlier this month, has the potential to make us all a lot wiser. They studied Khan Academy use at nine sites over two years, recording field notes, survey results, usage logs, and achievement measures, all well-specified in an 82-page implementation report and summarized in a shorter briefing. Their report has sharpened some of my concerns about the use of Khan Academy in math classrooms while blunting others. First, there is irony to be found in SRI's reporting of usage rather than efficacy. The Gates Foundation underwrote the SRI report and while Gates endorses value-added models of quality for teachers it doesn't extend the same scrutiny towards its portfolio company here. After reading SRI's report, though, I'm convinced this exploratory study was the right study to run.
New Zealand maths curriculumIXL's maths skills are aligned to the New Zealand National Standards and the New Zealand Curriculum, providing comprehensive coverage of maths concepts and applications. With IXL's national curriculum alignments, you can easily find unlimited practice problems specifically tailored to each learning objective. IXL members receive exclusive access to IXL's national curriculum reports. These comprehensive reports cover everything you need to know about your students' progress, including: A breakdown of the IXL skills that comprise each objective, and how your students are progressing on each.3 Act Math – When Math HappensThe 3 Act Math format was developed by Dan Meyer. See the links below. Explanation Post Modeled Lesson Dan’s Lessons 5 Practices All 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th Alg 1 Geom Alg 2 Stat Calc Calculator Countdown How many times?
Mr Reddy Maths BlogOver the next week I want to speak to 100 maths teachers about an idea that’s been brewing in my head for a while. Please sign up below! They say “necessity is the mother of invention”; well, I got frustrated at how much time I was spending finding the right … Read more → Email just in from a teacher: “How you are tackling problem solving?2¢ WorthListen A few weeks ago I worked and attended North Carolina's ISTE affiliate conference. I opened the NCTIES conference with a breakfast keynote address and Marc Prensky closed it with a luncheon keynote the next day. Sadly, I missed the second day of the conference. I would first offer some constructive criticism to NCTIES , and to all such ed-tech conferences across the nation and around the world. You do a fabulous job of offering dynamic learning experiences for teachers who are new to teaching or new to utilizing contemporary information and communication technologies in their classrooms.
My Application Video For Apple’s Distinguished Educator ProgramFebruary 8th, 2011 by Dan Meyer I use a lot of Apple technology in my curriculum development + I like the people in Apple's education group + My doctoral interests include communities of practice online = I applied for membership to the ADE program. They required a video, which I'm posting because a) it's a 90-second summary of my curriculum adaptation process and b) I introduce Apple to you folks somewhere around the 1:15 mark. I have plenty more remarks — most grateful! — about what the education blogosphere has done for me as a person, as a teacher, and as a worker, but I can summarize 90% of them by reminding you that last week a reader e-mailed a tip about a product which I turned into a WCYDWT math activity which caught the eye of the brand manager of that product who eventually supplied all of us with the company's internal data on that product.
A School Built Entirely Around the Love of MathGetty Prodigies in piano or dance can study at schools like Juilliard to develop their musical or performing arts talent. By contrast, nothing like Juilliard exists for children who show great promise at math.Fluency Without FearDownload PDF By Jo Boaler, Professor of Mathematics Education, co-founder youcubed With the help of Cathy Williams, co-founder youcubed & Amanda Confer, Stanford University Updated January 28th, 2015 Introduction A few years ago a British politician, Stephen Byers, made a harmless error in an interview.More than a maths teacherIn his book Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable, Seth Godin, a marketing expert, argues that advertising is less effective than it used to be because we are bombarded by adverts – which we tend to ignore. His solution is to have an amazing product – a purple cow in a field of black and white cows, so that it stands out and really captures the imagination. In his presentation at TM Bett 14, Julian Wood suggested that something similar could be done in our classrooms. That got me thinking. Which of my lessons stand out and grab the students attention?
Peter Thiel gives new class of students $100K to forgo collegeThey can’t buy a celebratory bottle of champagne, but they’re hoping to start a new business. Meet the new class of under 20 would-be college kids dropping out of college to work on their entrepreneurial dreams under the watchful eye of investor Peter Thiel. The early Facebook investor set up a program last year to give 20 teens and young adults the chance to play around with $100,000 while building a business. Now in its second year, The Thiel Fellowship is unveiling the newest fellows to join the program.
danah boydThe below original text was the basis for Data & Society Founder and President danah boyd’s March 2018 SXSW Edu keynote,“What Hath We Wrought?” — Ed. Growing up, I took certain truths to be self evident. Democracy is good.In Teaching Algebra, the Not-So-Secret Way to Students’ HeartsTeaching Strategies Ed Yourdon/Flickr Education researchers are beginning to validate what many teachers have long known — connecting learning to student interests helps the information stick. This seems to work particularly well with math, a subject many students say they dislike because they can’t see its relevance to their lives.