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David Wees has been shared in 16 public circles

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Peter Vogel44,233Sharing a circle of terrific ICT educatorsHere in British Columbia we are about to head back to school. What better time to share this circle of people who share their expertise in Information and Communications Technology or Educational Technology if you prefer another label.I've been a Google+ user since day 1 and in fact I began using it, appropriately enough, while on a three-week stay at the birthplace of the World Wide Web, CERN, perhaps better known as the home of the Large Hadron Collider. I began building this circle of plussers while there. Now I must admit I haven't been good about culling dormant accounts of late so don't expect everyone in the circle to be a gem.Also, if you happen across this post and circle and wish to be included (on the basis outlined above) just send me a note.  2014-08-29 22:11:48451100CC G+
David Wees4,496This is a circle of 346 math educators. If you are interested in following the work of innovative mathematics educators, this circle is for you.If you are a mathematics educator, and I have not included you in this circle, let me know.2014-06-11 16:24:03346010CC G+
John Nuntiatio37,221#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news   #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small   #smallcircle #tennis #golf #photography #health #weightloss 2014-05-27 06:18:55201172CC G+
Vincent Kuepper418Here is my Education CircleWatch: How to Share a Circle on Google Plus> http://youtu.be/Uhu3W-KtSCUWatch: About circles> http://youtu.be/GUywKEtXX2cRead: How to Find & Add people to circles> http://goo.gl/qSfHLMRead: Shared circles and circle tips on Google+> http://goo.gl/Pw6K0c2014-03-13 15:14:26500024CC G+
Kyle Pearce116A great Google+ Circle of Educators!  2013-11-24 15:10:12501606CC G+
John Thomas6,407Circle 2 of 3 - 21st Century Educators on Google Plus This is the second of three Google+ education circles I'm sharing today. It includes many teachers who integrate technology into their daily classroom practice.#connectededucators #sharedcircle2013-04-22 05:03:54395000CC G+
Peter Vogel24,368ICT / Ed Tech CircleIt's a long weekend here in Canada (we celebrate Thanksgiving well ahead of our neighbours to the south). Here is a circle of people with a passion for technology in education and who have shared that enthusiasm here on Google+. And that makes for an ideal group to share their energy with others perhaps just starting to explore the rich environment of G+. Consider this a Thanksgiving gift from Canada. 2012-10-07 00:18:36420315CC G+
Tim Calvin1,917It's been a while since I shared this, so I thought I'd re-post. G+ only lets you share up to 500 people in a circle, so even though this has 1272 people in it, you'll only get 500. ONLY.2012-08-24 13:09:10500200CC G+
Kim Nilsson977Här har ni min cirkel kallad #pedagogik .2012-05-09 05:31:32188211CC G+
Bob Calder3,079+Andrea Budding +Doug Peterson Here you go. An education circle. It is mixed higher ed academics with some K-12 folks. There are a few administrators and whatnot. Nobody really insane other than me. Please share this with other educators.2012-04-15 17:54:45338203CC G+
Peter Vogel18,019New to Google+? Interested in Ed Tech? Are you a teacher?It's the end of the work week (well, here in Vancouver it is). Adding this circle to your Google+ presence will surely see your stream filling with content that you may be able to put to use next week. The people in this circle are passionate about what they do in their working lives. They share that passion through their presence here on Google+.2012-04-13 23:05:25408815CC G+
Eileen O'Duffy4,436Calling all Educators worldwideThis is my updated Educators circle. Most of us educators post and have an interest in a very wide variety of subjects such as philosophy, psychology, sociology. media, art, photography science, technology etc. For this reason I’m trying to curate and collate the best of education posts on +24-7tutorials.com ,my education news page. I’d like a wide cosmopolitan mix rather than a focus on Ireland/UK/US only. +Radu Jugureanu +Olimpius Istrate Romanian education system? +Juan-Pablo Ferrero Spanish? +chowdary kodali Indian? +John Macasio Philippines? If you’re posting great education stories of general interest, can you post public and tag +24-7tutorials.com ? (you’ll need to add the page to circles so I can share)2012-04-10 20:34:0838227815CC G+
Peter Vogel17,847Tech Ed CircleI am sharing the circle below for those who are looking for educators and those who actively write about education with an emphasis on information and communications technologies (let's call it tech ed for short). Just prior to posting this I used the Uncircle+ Chrome extension to comb the circle for inactive G+ accounts, resulting in the removal of around 60 from an initial set of 470. However, it appears that Uncircle+ is not completely reliable. At least one account remains that is apparently non-existent and a few accounts remain that were inactive during the period I specified. I wanted Uncircle+ to identify accounts with no activity since January 1.2012-04-09 01:23:424056313CC G+
Wayne Burrell2,061Here's my TECHNOLOGY, GADGETS & the WEB Circle for those that are interested......:)2012-04-07 09:40:46186022CC G+
Eileen O'Duffy2,160A number of people have requested I share my Educators CircleThis circle includes some friends and followers who are not educators but interested in education. I’ve also a few ‘high fliers’ who haven’t posted yet e.g. +Marc Prensky We are eagerly awaiting your posts! Please comment below if you work in education and want to be added. If you want to follow education news only my 24-7tutorials.com business page is here https://plus.google.com/104011470055537289400/about2012-02-22 14:59:153598510CC G+
Paul Schuler678It's been a few months since I've shared this circle and it's about time for an update considering all the great posters I've added since. If you're interested in Mathematics, Education, or both, this is my Math+Ed Circle.2012-01-06 16:32:44406306CC G+

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2013-09-05 02:12:30 (23 comments, 3 reshares, 13 +1s)

I'm wondering how many teachers know how to code well enough to produce an app their students can use.

Maybe we should run some sort of open course for people interested in learning how to code, but who want some peer support in the process?

Thoughts?

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2013-09-24 02:30:02 (3 comments, 4 reshares, 5 +1s)

I shared these ideas for ways students could use technology in math class. Does anyone have any other ideas they would like to add? http://davidwees.com/content/ways-use-technology-math-class

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2014-02-16 19:07:51 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 24 +1s)

I look forward to a day when coming out as gay is not seen as an act of bravery in our too-harsh world, but just something you do, probably in your teens, as casually as announcing that you are in love or have an upcoming date. I applaud Ellen for her bravery, but I wish it was not necessary.

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2014-08-29 10:24:49 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

I love that +Raymond Johnson took the time to highlight our grand challenges.

I appreciate that he noticed that the grand challenges he is highlighting are all from white men, which suggests that there is another important grant challenge (which based on the conference strands at the NCTM annual meeting, +NCTMChannel is acutely aware of) about the equity of voices and whose ideas are listened to in mathematics education.

This post is a bit of a ramble, but +Robert Talbert, +Patrick Honner, +David Wees, and +Bryan Meyer all made some good suggestions for "grand challenges" worth considering in mathematics education. This post is meant to promote and push their ideas a bit further, and to see where we might make some progress.

#mathed  ___I love that +Raymond Johnson took the time to highlight our grand challenges.

I appreciate that he noticed that the grand challenges he is highlighting are all from white men, which suggests that there is another important grant challenge (which based on the conference strands at the NCTM annual meeting, +NCTMChannel is acutely aware of) about the equity of voices and whose ideas are listened to in mathematics education.

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2014-08-21 01:38:09 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

Pretty gross in my opinion. No, Google has not done anything illegal, but if you consider the amount of good that this tax money could potentially have done, and the number of companies pulling almost exactly the same kind of bullshit, you start to get a bit annoyed.

Remember this story the next time your photocopier-that-hasn't-been-replaced-in-ten-years breaks down or you have kid number 35 added to your public school classroom.

So I inadvertently figured out -- well not exactly, from a geographic perspective -- where Google keeps all the free intellectual property it has appropriated from various working educators and at least one public-school-funded educational non-profit over these past several years.

I was merely doing some more research into Google's "Double Irish" tax avoidance scheme, (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_Irish_arrangement ) first invented by Apple and used by most of the large US technology players -- wherein they make a shell company called "Google Bermuda Unlimited" the owner of all their intellectual property -- and then lease the rights to this IP to an Irish subsidiary, Google Ireland Holdings, for a very small fee.   Another Google subsidiary, called Google Ireland Ltd is then credited with 88% of Google's overseas revenue and pays taxes of less than 1% because it pays billions back to Google Ireland Holdings in royalty fees.   To avoid Irish taxes on these payments, however, Google pays them all through another shell company, called Google Netherlands Holdings, BV, a company with no employees.  To avoid Dutch taxes, Google Netherlands then sends almost all of its money to Google Ireland Holdings.

This strategy reduces Google's total overseas tax burden (e.g. its contribution to the social safety net, education, healthcare, etc.) to 2.4 percent, according to Bloomberg news, wherein tax rates in the countries affected are between 20 and 35 percent.

So for a hoot, I did a few Google Maps searches to see if I could find Doctopus or gClassfolders in their new home, from Street View:

1) Searched "Google Bermuda Unlimited" -  no map result.

2) Web search on "Google Bermuda Unlimited Street Address" leads to a 2011 siliconrepublic.com article that suggests the Bermudan address consists only of a mailbox held by Conyers Dill & Pearman.

3) A Google Maps search for "Conyers Dill & Pearman Bermuda" points to a hotel, called "The Fairmont Hamilton Princess" which appears to be a gorgeous location.

When I zoomed in, lo and behold I found my beloved, now-too-cool-for-school, 8-armed helper hanging out in the sun with a number of other loosely acquired product-design ideas.

Farewell friend!  I am happy to see your impact has grown.  Serve your shareholders well!

Remember to pick me up a tee shirt at the gift shop!___Pretty gross in my opinion. No, Google has not done anything illegal, but if you consider the amount of good that this tax money could potentially have done, and the number of companies pulling almost exactly the same kind of bullshit, you start to get a bit annoyed.

Remember this story the next time your photocopier-that-hasn't-been-replaced-in-ten-years breaks down or you have kid number 35 added to your public school classroom.

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2014-07-16 00:42:58 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 2 +1s)

Presenting on Strategic Inquiry, briefly summarized as "a lesson study protocol" for mathematics educators. Join in here in 15 minutes: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/15July2014

Presenting on Strategic Inquiry, briefly summarized as "a lesson study protocol" for mathematics educators. Join in here in 15 minutes: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/15July2014___

2014-06-27 19:43:23 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 0 +1s)

We are still looking for an instructional specialist in math!

Please submit your resume if you are interested. See below for the link.

+New Visions for Public Schools is looking for a math instructional specialist to join our team. See http://www.newvisions.org/pages/instructional-specialist-math for details.___We are still looking for an instructional specialist in math!

Please submit your resume if you are interested. See below for the link.

2014-06-27 19:23:23 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

What is your favourite guide for educators to Google+? I'm putting together a simple social media "getting started" resource for the people at +New Visions for Public Schools.

What is your favourite guide for educators to Google+? I'm putting together a simple social media "getting started" resource for the people at +New Visions for Public Schools.___

2014-06-21 18:17:38 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 0 +1s)

+New Visions for Public Schools is looking for a math instructional specialist to join our team. See http://www.newvisions.org/pages/instructional-specialist-math for details.

+New Visions for Public Schools is looking for a math instructional specialist to join our team. See http://www.newvisions.org/pages/instructional-specialist-math for details.___

2014-06-20 21:02:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Interested in joining an amazing team of math instructional specialists at +New Visions for Public Schools  in NYC? Apply here:

Interested in joining an amazing team of math instructional specialists at +New Visions for Public Schools  in NYC? Apply here:___

2014-06-11 16:27:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Hi all,

David here. I work as a formative assessment specialist for mathematics, and in our Accessing Algebra Through Inquiry project, we are heavy users of Google Apps for Education, including all of the scripts +Andrew Stillman mentioned in his introduction. I also work at +New Visions for Public Schools with Andrew, although we work in different units.

I'm considering working on building a system where teachers enter assessment information on rich mathematics tasks and are given suggestions for instructional next steps based on the real assessment information they have entered, all based on Google's apps for education (which are FERPA compliant, thankfully, or we wouldn't do this).

Hi all,

David here. I work as a formative assessment specialist for mathematics, and in our Accessing Algebra Through Inquiry project, we are heavy users of Google Apps for Education, including all of the scripts +Andrew Stillman mentioned in his introduction. I also work at +New Visions for Public Schools with Andrew, although we work in different units.

I'm considering working on building a system where teachers enter assessment information on rich mathematics tasks and are given suggestions for instructional next steps based on the real assessment information they have entered, all based on Google's apps for education (which are FERPA compliant, thankfully, or we wouldn't do this).___

2014-05-15 17:55:04 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

My friend Jennifer Stillman has some math positions opening up at New Classrooms.

 3 are summer contract jobs:

Math Assessment Intern
https://newclassrooms.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=19

Math Assessment Writer
https://newclassrooms.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=18

Math Content Aligner
https://newclassrooms.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=17

They also have a couple of full-time positions:

Math Curricular and Content Specialist. 
https://newclassrooms.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=21

Director of Instructional Support
https://newclassrooms.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=13

My friend Jennifer Stillman has some math positions opening up at New Classrooms.

 3 are summer contract jobs:

Math Assessment Intern
https://newclassrooms.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=19

Math Assessment Writer
https://newclassrooms.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=18

Math Content Aligner
https://newclassrooms.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=17

They also have a couple of full-time positions:

Math Curricular and Content Specialist. 
https://newclassrooms.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=21

Director of Instructional Support
https://newclassrooms.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=13___

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2014-05-15 17:50:52 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

What is good teaching?

http://davidwees.com/content/what-good-teaching

tl;dr: Good teaching is measured by the movement toward the goals of the teaching, not necessarily by what it looks like.

What is good teaching?

http://davidwees.com/content/what-good-teaching

tl;dr: Good teaching is measured by the movement toward the goals of the teaching, not necessarily by what it looks like.___

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2014-05-15 08:12:04 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

I'm wondering what +Christopher Danielson's children would make of this spiral. #tmwyk

TRANSITO EN ESPIRAL
de Remedios Varo, 1908-1963___I'm wondering what +Christopher Danielson's children would make of this spiral. #tmwyk

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2014-05-15 07:23:15 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

I'm currently very interested in teacher inquiry as a better model for professional development for teachers.

1. It is job-embedded and relevant.
2. By studying their own teaching and attempting to improve their effectiveness, it further professionalizes teaching.
3. It is a structure for effective collaboration and leads to fewer "which textbooks do we need next year" meetings.

What is teacher inquiry? See this summary http://www.newvisions.org/blog/entry/david-wees-what-is-teacher-inquiry

I'm currently very interested in teacher inquiry as a better model for professional development for teachers.

1. It is job-embedded and relevant.
2. By studying their own teaching and attempting to improve their effectiveness, it further professionalizes teaching.
3. It is a structure for effective collaboration and leads to fewer "which textbooks do we need next year" meetings.

What is teacher inquiry? See this summary http://www.newvisions.org/blog/entry/david-wees-what-is-teacher-inquiry___

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2014-04-15 01:57:28 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

I like +Kate Nowak's style here. I found her presentation to be interesting, engaging, and useful, and this is also true of this blog post she has written describing her presentation. I hope that the professional development my colleagues and I do with teachers meets some of the criteria she laid out in her presentation for effective professional development, but I think we should have a high bar for our professional learning, otherwise we are just wasting a whole lot of time.

I like +Kate Nowak's style here. I found her presentation to be interesting, engaging, and useful, and this is also true of this blog post she has written describing her presentation. I hope that the professional development my colleagues and I do with teachers meets some of the criteria she laid out in her presentation for effective professional development, but I think we should have a high bar for our professional learning, otherwise we are just wasting a whole lot of time.___

2014-04-09 16:27:02 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Anyone around who can help me test a Hangout? Alternatively, do you know of a simple structure I can use to test it myself?

Anyone around who can help me test a Hangout? Alternatively, do you know of a simple structure I can use to test it myself?___

2014-03-12 11:44:01 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

+Kate Nowak has some questions about the Common Core statistics standards. Does anyone who knows statistics more deeply than either care to comment?

Dear Stats-Knowledgeable People:
I'm going to start this thread in the interest of figuring out what is meant by some of the HS-S-IC standards in the Common Core. I have some initial questions, to which I am sure I will have follow-up questions. And making it quasi-public might help others who are struggling with the same things. Please feel free to tag more people.

Q1: S.IC.2 says, “Decide if a specified model is consistent with results from a given data-generating process.” I get what this means, but I don’t get how you would decide it was consistent. How consistent is consistent? Is there some official metric of consistency? Can you suggested pertinent vocabulary words I could look up in a stats textbook?___+Kate Nowak has some questions about the Common Core statistics standards. Does anyone who knows statistics more deeply than either care to comment?

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2014-03-12 11:12:12 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)

Interesting stuff, but not one thing that reminds me of the vision of Seymour Papert. Will his vision for kids with computers never come to pass?

Nothing in this talks about empowering learners, or creating communities. Where are the Samba schools?

#envisioning the #future of #education___Interesting stuff, but not one thing that reminds me of the vision of Seymour Papert. Will his vision for kids with computers never come to pass?

Nothing in this talks about empowering learners, or creating communities. Where are the Samba schools?

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2014-03-07 20:17:30 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

Here is a keynote presentation I did in Kelowna on Formative Assessment. I took the audio that I recorded from the live presentation and mixed it with a screen recording of the presentation slides.

Formative Assessment (Kelowna Keynote)

Here is a keynote presentation I did in Kelowna on Formative Assessment. I took the audio that I recorded from the live presentation and mixed it with a screen recording of the presentation slides.

Formative Assessment (Kelowna Keynote)___

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2014-03-04 16:22:49 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)

This is a 5 minute presentation I did back in October prior to a panel discussion on whether students can learn mathematical concepts through computer programming.

This is a 5 minute presentation I did back in October prior to a panel discussion on whether students can learn mathematical concepts through computer programming.___

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2014-02-16 19:07:51 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 24 +1s)

I look forward to a day when coming out as gay is not seen as an act of bravery in our too-harsh world, but just something you do, probably in your teens, as casually as announcing that you are in love or have an upcoming date. I applaud Ellen for her bravery, but I wish it was not necessary.

I look forward to a day when coming out as gay is not seen as an act of bravery in our too-harsh world, but just something you do, probably in your teens, as casually as announcing that you are in love or have an upcoming date. I applaud Ellen for her bravery, but I wish it was not necessary.___

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2014-01-23 18:57:13 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Hi all,

I'm a formative assessment specialist for New Visions for Public Schools in NYC. I'm part of the Accessing Algebra through Inquiry Project, which has as one of its goals, that teachers will use "rich math tasks" among some other goals. Our objective: change how mathematics is taught in the 27 schools with which we work.

Prior to this, I worked as a learning specialist for a small independent school in Vancouver.

As you can no doubt gather from the two roles I have been involved with, I am very interested in learning. I write about what I am learning about learning, among other topics, here: http://davidwees.com

I'm looking forward to being part of this community.

David

Hi all,

I'm a formative assessment specialist for New Visions for Public Schools in NYC. I'm part of the Accessing Algebra through Inquiry Project, which has as one of its goals, that teachers will use "rich math tasks" among some other goals. Our objective: change how mathematics is taught in the 27 schools with which we work.

Prior to this, I worked as a learning specialist for a small independent school in Vancouver.

As you can no doubt gather from the two roles I have been involved with, I am very interested in learning. I write about what I am learning about learning, among other topics, here: http://davidwees.com

I'm looking forward to being part of this community.

David___

2013-11-23 14:23:56 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Has anyone started learning to code recently? Would you like to share what you've accomplished so far? Maybe ask for some help to keep going?

I'm also wondering if a series of coding challenges might help inspire people to get started learning.

Has anyone started learning to code recently? Would you like to share what you've accomplished so far? Maybe ask for some help to keep going?

I'm also wondering if a series of coding challenges might help inspire people to get started learning.___

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2013-11-11 02:47:39 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Aside from all of the reasons given below, which mostly ring true for me as well, my original reason for blogging (professionally) was to start building an online portfolio of my work so as to make finding a job in the international circuit easier. I thought that if I could send people to my website and they could see samples of work that I had done, it could help me get a job.

As it turns out, for my current position, this happens to be absolutely true. My boss has repeatedly pointed out that my website is part of the reason they hired me.

Interestingly enough, although I do some work maintaining my website as a portfolio, this is no longer my primary reason for blogging. Now my most important reason for blogging is because I have ideas, and writing down these ideas gets them out of my head.

Aside from all of the reasons given below, which mostly ring true for me as well, my original reason for blogging (professionally) was to start building an online portfolio of my work so as to make finding a job in the international circuit easier. I thought that if I could send people to my website and they could see samples of work that I had done, it could help me get a job.

As it turns out, for my current position, this happens to be absolutely true. My boss has repeatedly pointed out that my website is part of the reason they hired me.

Interestingly enough, although I do some work maintaining my website as a portfolio, this is no longer my primary reason for blogging. Now my most important reason for blogging is because I have ideas, and writing down these ideas gets them out of my head.___

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2013-11-02 21:57:14 (7 comments, 3 reshares, 8 +1s)

Thank you for sharing this Patrick.

Moving piece from +David Wees, sadly indicative of our times:  "We Are Homeschooling Our Son"___Thank you for sharing this Patrick.

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2013-11-02 21:00:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Presenting on Questions by Students and teachers in 1 minute, and then followed by a bunch of other awesome math educators. Come join us here: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Autumnspecial2013

Presenting on Questions by Students and teachers in 1 minute, and then followed by a bunch of other awesome math educators. Come join us here: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Autumnspecial2013___

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2013-10-31 01:52:19 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Via +Richard Byrne . Forms+ => extends the capabilities of Google Forms. Have you seen this +Andrew Stillman?

http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2013/10/form-adds-more-flexibility-to-your.html

Via +Richard Byrne . Forms+ => extends the capabilities of Google Forms. Have you seen this +Andrew Stillman?

http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2013/10/form-adds-more-flexibility-to-your.html___

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2013-10-28 02:02:30 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Presentation this Saturday night for @GlobalMathDept on Questions: Teachers & Students. See https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Autumnspecial2013. #mathchat #mathed

Presentation this Saturday night for @GlobalMathDept on Questions: Teachers & Students. See https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/Autumnspecial2013. #mathchat #mathed___

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2013-10-27 16:34:55 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s)

Sharing some tips on getting started programming in JavaScript:
http://davidwees.com/content/getting-started-programming-javascript

Sharing some tips on getting started programming in JavaScript:
http://davidwees.com/content/getting-started-programming-javascript___

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2013-10-26 03:25:05 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)

Here are some "getting started" websites for learning how to program in JavaScript.

http://www.codecademy.com/
https://www.khanacademy.org/cs
https://www.codeschool.com/

This is a very useful reference website built by the Mozilla foundation:
https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/JavaScript

Here are some "getting started" websites for learning how to program in JavaScript.

http://www.codecademy.com/
https://www.khanacademy.org/cs
https://www.codeschool.com/

This is a very useful reference website built by the Mozilla foundation:
https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/JavaScript___

2013-10-26 03:20:10 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)

Here is a suggestion for people interested in learning programming, and just getting started. Learn JavaScript.

1. Much of the syntax is at least partially transferable to many other languages.
2. You can get started with what you have on your computer now. No compiler, no extra software necessary (although a text editor with code highlighting is super useful).
3. You can put your projects online and share them with other people fairly easily.
4. It supports object based programming. You don't know what this is yet, but trust me, it's useful.
5. It is used all over the place; like Google Apps Scripting, for example.
6. There several website to help you get started, most of which are online.
7. There are literally hundreds of "how to" books on learning to program in JavaScript.

Here is a suggestion for people interested in learning programming, and just getting started. Learn JavaScript.

1. Much of the syntax is at least partially transferable to many other languages.
2. You can get started with what you have on your computer now. No compiler, no extra software necessary (although a text editor with code highlighting is super useful).
3. You can put your projects online and share them with other people fairly easily.
4. It supports object based programming. You don't know what this is yet, but trust me, it's useful.
5. It is used all over the place; like Google Apps Scripting, for example.
6. There several website to help you get started, most of which are online.
7. There are literally hundreds of "how to" books on learning to program in JavaScript.___

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2013-10-26 03:11:31 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Okay, so this is a brief post to advertise and frame this discussion area: http://davidwees.com/content/so-you-want-learn-program

Let's just get started and see what happens!

Okay, so this is a brief post to advertise and frame this discussion area: http://davidwees.com/content/so-you-want-learn-program

Let's just get started and see what happens!___

2013-10-26 02:13:14 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Do any of the other moderators for this group object to me adding a "Learn to Program" discussion section to this community?

+Jayme Linton +Roane Beard +Tyler Gayheart +Eric Stevens +Todd Hurst 

Do any of the other moderators for this group object to me adding a "Learn to Program" discussion section to this community?

+Jayme Linton +Roane Beard +Tyler Gayheart +Eric Stevens +Todd Hurst ___

2013-10-26 02:06:45 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

I had some people interested in this when I first suggested the idea a month ago. Here is what I think we need to get started.

1. People who are interested in learning how to program.
2. People who are willing to answer questions and help steer people from #1 in productive directions when necessary.
3. Some online space to help organize all of this.

I am happy to be part of group #2. I think that a section of the #edtech  community on Google+ would satisfy requirement #3. For #2, I would love 20 or 30 people to step up and agree to offer at least some mentorship for this project. As for #1, I think if we build it (and advertise a bit), teachers will come.

I'm wondering how many teachers know how to code well enough to produce an app their students can use.

Maybe we should run some sort of open course for people interested in learning how to code, but who want some peer support in the process?

Thoughts?___I had some people interested in this when I first suggested the idea a month ago. Here is what I think we need to get started.

1. People who are interested in learning how to program.
2. People who are willing to answer questions and help steer people from #1 in productive directions when necessary.
3. Some online space to help organize all of this.

I am happy to be part of group #2. I think that a section of the #edtech  community on Google+ would satisfy requirement #3. For #2, I would love 20 or 30 people to step up and agree to offer at least some mentorship for this project. As for #1, I think if we build it (and advertise a bit), teachers will come.

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2013-10-16 01:49:54 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 1 +1s)

How would you design webinar software, if you really wanted to improve the learning that happens during webinars?

http://davidwees.com/content/hacking-webinar-format

How would you design webinar software, if you really wanted to improve the learning that happens during webinars?

http://davidwees.com/content/hacking-webinar-format___

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2013-10-13 22:40:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Presenting on Programming in Math in 20 minutes. Join here if you are interested: https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/launch/dropin.jnlp?sid=2008350&password=RSCON4Part218 #RSCON4   #CE13   #MATH  #Programming #Education

Presenting on Programming in Math in 20 minutes. Join here if you are interested: https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/launch/dropin.jnlp?sid=2008350&password=RSCON4Part218 #RSCON4   #CE13   #MATH  #Programming #Education___

2013-09-24 02:30:02 (3 comments, 4 reshares, 5 +1s)

I shared these ideas for ways students could use technology in math class. Does anyone have any other ideas they would like to add? http://davidwees.com/content/ways-use-technology-math-class

I shared these ideas for ways students could use technology in math class. Does anyone have any other ideas they would like to add? http://davidwees.com/content/ways-use-technology-math-class___

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2013-09-20 00:56:24 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 0 +1s)

Presenting in about 5 minutes on Programming in Math Class. Join here: https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/launch/dropin.jnlp?sid=2008350&password=STEMx13Part143 #mathchat   #math   #programming   #STEMxCON   #STEM  

Presenting in about 5 minutes on Programming in Math Class. Join here: https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/launch/dropin.jnlp?sid=2008350&password=STEMx13Part143 #mathchat   #math   #programming   #STEMxCON   #STEM  ___

2013-09-05 02:12:30 (23 comments, 3 reshares, 13 +1s)

I'm wondering how many teachers know how to code well enough to produce an app their students can use.

Maybe we should run some sort of open course for people interested in learning how to code, but who want some peer support in the process?

Thoughts?

I'm wondering how many teachers know how to code well enough to produce an app their students can use.

Maybe we should run some sort of open course for people interested in learning how to code, but who want some peer support in the process?

Thoughts?___

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2013-08-28 00:57:42 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Presenting in 3 minutes on "Teacher and Student Questions". Join here: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/aug27

Presenting in 3 minutes on "Teacher and Student Questions". Join here: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/aug27___

2013-08-27 23:52:34 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Presenting on Teacher and Student Questions tonight. Here is a preview of my workshop. Don't do any of the activities (yet). 

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1gqv9uc7Ty0X05zWz9NjXx9s3YiwzrZ8Zqbv6eEZiFSs/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000

Presenting on Teacher and Student Questions tonight. Here is a preview of my workshop. Don't do any of the activities (yet). 

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1gqv9uc7Ty0X05zWz9NjXx9s3YiwzrZ8Zqbv6eEZiFSs/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000___

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2013-08-21 02:40:30 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 10 +1s)

Great summary of some differences between novice teachers and expert teachers by Ilana Horn.

Great summary of some differences between novice teachers and expert teachers by Ilana Horn.___

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2013-06-19 22:05:10 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

+Maria Droujkova James Tanton and Yelena McManaman are facilitating a mini-MOOC for parents and their young children starting this July.

From their website:

"Offer your kids math-rich play. Learn how to adapt the same mathematical problem for children of different ages, interests, and walks of life. Meet other adventurous parents and educators. Participate in making a high-quality, open license book. Contribute to research in mathematics education."

Learn more about, and sign up for this this opportunity here: 
http://www.moebiusnoodles.com/mpsmooc13/

Please share this opportunity with parents and educators whom you think may be interested in participating.

+Maria Droujkova James Tanton and Yelena McManaman are facilitating a mini-MOOC for parents and their young children starting this July.

From their website:

"Offer your kids math-rich play. Learn how to adapt the same mathematical problem for children of different ages, interests, and walks of life. Meet other adventurous parents and educators. Participate in making a high-quality, open license book. Contribute to research in mathematics education."

Learn more about, and sign up for this this opportunity here: 
http://www.moebiusnoodles.com/mpsmooc13/

Please share this opportunity with parents and educators whom you think may be interested in participating.___

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2013-06-07 23:59:26 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)

I added some text to clarify Facebook's privacy settings. Can you spot it?

I added some text to clarify Facebook's privacy settings. Can you spot it?___

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2013-06-06 21:08:01 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

The new Google+ communities are awesome, but if I don't join your community, this image may hopefully help explain why.

The new Google+ communities are awesome, but if I don't join your community, this image may hopefully help explain why.___

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2013-06-06 19:41:39 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 3 +1s)

"Only 3% of rapists spend even a day in jail." For me, this is the most damning of the statistics presented in this image.

___"Only 3% of rapists spend even a day in jail." For me, this is the most damning of the statistics presented in this image.

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2013-05-30 19:38:06 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)

I've not received any comments on this post, and I'm hoping I can get some feedback, as I intend to share these big ideas in a few conference sessions in the coming months.

Are there any other "powerful ideas of math" that you would add to my list? Could some of the ideas listed be removed or combined?

I've not received any comments on this post, and I'm hoping I can get some feedback, as I intend to share these big ideas in a few conference sessions in the coming months.

Are there any other "powerful ideas of math" that you would add to my list? Could some of the ideas listed be removed or combined?___

2013-05-30 19:08:33 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)

Working on a meta-presentation on "creating effective presentations." It's intended to be short and to the point as there are obviously more comprehensive resources out there.

Can you give me feedback on it?
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1PcChcwqxw0EzyBoeL3QjBCzrc86KePLWanpg2e9HInk/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000#slide=id.p

Working on a meta-presentation on "creating effective presentations." It's intended to be short and to the point as there are obviously more comprehensive resources out there.

Can you give me feedback on it?
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1PcChcwqxw0EzyBoeL3QjBCzrc86KePLWanpg2e9HInk/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000#slide=id.p___

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2013-05-30 18:23:38 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 1 +1s)

Recommended further reading on password strength, see https://www.grc.com/haystack.htm

Recommended further reading on password strength, see https://www.grc.com/haystack.htm___

2013-04-30 04:12:18 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)

I'm working on a presentation on debating whether or not we need grades in schools. Struggling to find good reasons to keep grades...

Feel free to help out and add your own perspective to this document, just try and keep the formatting somewhat the same as it is if possible.

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1tu3y6DU5IrT-Y68tva_mZHM7HYeGvpZMfRBMdxY3x38/edit?usp=sharing

I'm working on a presentation on debating whether or not we need grades in schools. Struggling to find good reasons to keep grades...

Feel free to help out and add your own perspective to this document, just try and keep the formatting somewhat the same as it is if possible.

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1tu3y6DU5IrT-Y68tva_mZHM7HYeGvpZMfRBMdxY3x38/edit?usp=sharing___

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2013-04-24 22:40:59 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Interested in an Google+ Hangout discussing this article? http://www.cut-the-knot.org/ctk/NatureOfProof.shtml

Going to start in 20 minutes. #mathchat #edchat

In particular, I'd like to discuss the aims of the course description for this course (see the article for more), which are quoted below:

"While teachers of mathematics say they want the young people in our secondary schools to understand the nature of proof, that should not be and probably is not their total concern. What these teachers really want is not only that these young people should understand the nature of proof but that their way of life should show that they understand it. Of what value is it for a pupil to understand thoroughly what a proof means if it does not clarify his thinking and make him more "critical of new ideas presented"? The real value of this sort of training to any... mehr »

Interested in an Google+ Hangout discussing this article? http://www.cut-the-knot.org/ctk/NatureOfProof.shtml

Going to start in 20 minutes. #mathchat #edchat

In particular, I'd like to discuss the aims of the course description for this course (see the article for more), which are quoted below:

"While teachers of mathematics say they want the young people in our secondary schools to understand the nature of proof, that should not be and probably is not their total concern. What these teachers really want is not only that these young people should understand the nature of proof but that their way of life should show that they understand it. Of what value is it for a pupil to understand thoroughly what a proof means if it does not clarify his thinking and make him more "critical of new ideas presented"? The real value of this sort of training to any pupils id determined by it effect on his behavior and for purposes of this study we shall assume that if he clearly understands these aspects of the nature of proof his behavior will be marked by the following characteristics:

1. He will select the significant words and phrases in any statement that is important to him and ask that they be carefully defined.
2. He will require evidence in support of any conclusion he is pressed to accept.
3. He will analyze the evidence and distinguish fact from assumption.
4. He will recognize stated and unstated assumptions essential to the conclusion.
5. He will evaluate these assumptions, accepting some and rejecting others.
6. He will evaluate the argument, accepting or rejecting the conclusion.
7. He will constantly re-examine the assumptions which are behind his beliefs and which guide his actions."

These principles represent Fawcett's concept of critical thinking. Fawcett also made several assumptions about the kids before beginning his study.

1. Students have reasoned and reasoned accurately before beginning the study of demonstrative geometry. (Learning to reason is sort of a developmental skill.)
2. Students should have the opportunity to reason about the subject matter of geometry in their own way. (Would he be called "a constructivist" today?)
3. The logical processes which guide the development of the work should be those of the students, not those of the teacher. (This is a blend of 1and 2.)
4. There should be opportunities for the application of postulational methods to non-mathematical material. (He believed transfer must be an overt commitment.)___

2013-04-18 00:02:44 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)

Can someone invite me to a hangout so I can test to see that I'm all set up correctly on my end? Just had a hangout fail horribly, and I'd like to trouble-shoot. Just need 30 seconds of someone's time.

Can someone invite me to a hangout so I can test to see that I'm all set up correctly on my end? Just had a hangout fail horribly, and I'd like to trouble-shoot. Just need 30 seconds of someone's time.___

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