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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
For the past three years, I’ve served as co-editor of the Ohio Journal of School Mathematics. Our main audience is practicing classroom teachers and university faculty interested in the preparation of future school teachers – with a few mathematicians thrown in to keep things interesting. As a co-editor, I read numerous manuscripts covering a wide [...]
[Also see the new micro-site: AIMS Digital Innovation Center]
This has been a long time coming, indeed. In many ways, AIMS has been moving towards the creation of this Center for nearly a decade. I remember, about ten years ago, sitting with our Advisory Board and noting that half of them were from the Bay Area. [...]