As a faculty member in the Department of Teacher Education, my day job centers around projects that help prepare teacher candidates to work as teachers in mathematics classrooms in grades 4-9 and 7-12. As far as I’m concerned, authentic interactions with current practitioners and their students is a NECESSARY component of effective teacher preparation.
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Many of you might be wondering about recent appearances of the rarely seen superhero, Bagel Boy. Or, perhaps, you recently heard that the ghost of Wilson Hall escaped and was demanding cookies? Or maybe you were wandering around campus on December 3, and a student offered you a free cookie?
These events were all related.
This past [...]
Students often ask, how do I get involved with games at Miami University? Here’s an overview to help you understand all that’s available to you. Students can take classes, join labs, travel to the game developer’s conference and even spend a month at the AIMS San Francisco Game Studio. There are also several clubs, the [...]
My Online Teaching Journey
In the Fall 2012 semester, I’ve begun my online teaching journey, and I’ve done so tepidly. While I enjoy using technology in my teaching, online instruction has been a different animal to me. I originally became a mathematics teacher back in 1992 because I loved the immediacy of the performance. Clayton Dodge notes [...]
It’s been two and half years since we announced the opening of the Center for Research in User Experience (CRUX). Our capabilities have significantly grown in that time and we wanted to share with you what we look like today. We now have four different types of usability and eye-tracking solutions, all of which are [...]
I have to disagree strenuously with Mark Edmundson’s overly casual dismissal of online education in his recent New York Times op-ed piece, “The Trouble with Online Education” (July 19, 2012). The trouble is that Edmundson doesn’t understand online education, or perhaps hasn’t much practical experience with it. Maybe he just needs a digital strawman to [...]
For years, teachers in the United States have looked to technology as a means to better engage students in mathematics classrooms. In recent years, as high-stakes testing has played an increasingly important role in educational decision-making at all levels, educators have looked to technology to enhance student performance. Virtually any tech-minded teacher can list a [...]
As an AIMS affiliate and member of the Psychology department, I am often surprised by the overlap of interest and curriculum of both programs. For instance from a psychological standpoint, I am aware of the impact of play on children’s development, but have never dissected play in the way that it is done within the [...]
A sample of student work from Fall 2011, Interactive Objects, Prof Jacob Tonski.