"During this first week of school, I wanted to inspire my students to be creative and have fun with their learning. In years past I have always struggled to make my writing lessons fun and engaging, yet productive. This is year I decided to introduce writing with the help of my favorite tech tool: Augmented Reality! "
Definition: being able to find information about something by using the search engine Google.
For example, and from the video: When was Custer’s last stand?
That’s a Googleable question. Questions that are “googleable” can be answered by simply doing a Google search. Ask a question, the student types it into Google and bingo – the answer.
Where do you stand with “googleable questions?” Googleable assignments? Appropriate, inappropriate, or it depends?"
This is just awesome!
"An Invention Kit for Everyone"
"This is the first installment in a series of reflections from our pilot makerspace at Grand Center Arts Academy in St. Louis. The point is to not only document the process so we can improve when we go to full-time programming in August, but also to share the process with others who might want to try catalyzing a Makerspace at their school or community center".) These thoughts may be random, many times not chronological, but when taken as an opus, provide a good deal of insight into how we've learned about how a makerspace works."
Math Encounters is a new public presentation series celebrating the spectacular world of mathematics and presented by the Simons Foundation and the Museum of Mathematics. For further information, call the Museum of Mathematics at (212) 542-0566 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org."
"Tony DeRose wanders between rows at New York's Museum of Mathematics. In a brightly-colored button-up T-shirt that may be Pixar standard issue, he doesn't look like the stereotype of a scientist. He greets throngs of squirrely, nerdy children and their handlers — parents and grandparents, math and science teachers — as well as their grown-up math nerd counterparts, who came alone or with their friends. One twentysomething has a credit for crowd animation on Cars 2; he's brought his mom. She wants to meet the pioneer whose work lets her son do what he does."
This is awesome, and everyone should watch!
"This guy started out as a bully. Where he ended up will surprise you. It surprised the TED audience too, so they went ahead and gave him a rousing standing ovation. It's worth watching every single inspirational minute of this."