Monthly Archives: July 2010

What Jess does with Web 2.0 Tools

Anne Mirtschin moderator Jess McCulloch presenter I watched a recording of this presentation, which was at: https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/jwsdetect/playback.jnlp?psid=2010-07-26.2255.D.8C6B99F0314EDEF1A1EA04EE11FDCF.vcr&sid=2007026 Nice that they did a quick run through of the Elluminate tool before beginning.  There was no assumption that everyone had done this … Continue reading

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Wolfram|Alpha Solving System of Equations

The site does a good job of providing graphs and solution sets.  However, I’m not sure how good of a learning tool it could be.  Again, it would be good for a student to check a solution, but I don’t … Continue reading

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Critiquing a Linearity Lesson Plan

Here’s the lesson plan I selected and it deals with solving a system of equations: http://mste.illinois.edu/courses/ci399TSMsu03/folders/wiggin/thurslesson/jul9/lssnpln.html It’s a pretty solid lesson plan with a lot of detail.  Here are my suggested upgrades and comments: 1.  The plan introduces most of … Continue reading

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9th Grade Algebra 1 Lesson Plan on Linearity

Linear Lesson Plan for 9th grade Algebra 1 Class This is a good follow-up or extension after students have been taught system of equations. Objectives:  1.  Understand what linear algebra is;  2.  Understand the importance (and controversy) of linearity in … Continue reading

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Bloom’s Taxonomy: The Good and the Bad

I think I found a blog that shows both the good and bad of Bloom’s Taxonomy: http://electriceducator.blogspot.com/2009/11/google-proof-questioning-new-use-for.html Here is my comment to the post (I am including here just in case it does not get approved): 1  Ask mom. 2. … Continue reading

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Wikipedia: Did I Just Edit That?

I am a big user of wikipedia.  It is a useful source of information and I like the “everybody owns it” concept.  However, until today, I had never edited or added a page.  Today, I added a paragraph to the … Continue reading

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Task 2-2: Exploring high school math topic

System of Equations:  determining the values of two or more variables. Here’s a link to web-based software that will calculate a system of equations: http://www.1728.com/unknwn2.htm However, I would recommend using a TI graphing calculator’s capabilities for this.  Not only is … Continue reading

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