Saturday, May 1, 2010

Math 2.0 at NCTM Conference - A recap

May 1, 2010. 12:45 EST.
Hi there. I'm currently writing this as I'm flying home to White Plains, NY via Atlanta, GA. First time for me on a flight using Wifi. Very exciting!

I'm inviting everyone who attended, participated in anyway or is interested in the NCSM and/or the NCTM meeting in San Diego to join our Elluminate session this Wednesday, May 5th, 6:30pm (EST). If you have a written about the conference in any form please share your URL with us - even if you can't make the Wednesday session.

Early returns on where to find comments about the conference.
NCTM Conference Blog. Check that out. I've added a couple of entries myself.
Dan Meyer is blogging about both conferences in great detail. See

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Tech at the Conference: A View from inside the Exhibitor's booth

To everyone who attended the NCTM conference:
It's over. What a trip. It was my first time exhibiting at the annual meeting. As the president of an affiliate group - Council for Technology in Math Education (CLIME) - I took advantage of an NCTM discount for renting the booth to be there. What wonderful conversations I had with people about the thrill and challenges of teaching math with technology. Here are some of my highlights both in and out the booth.
*Nick Jackiw - chief architect of Geometer's Sketchpad at Key's Sketchpad User's group meeting sharing the magic that Sketchpad 5 can do with its new features inspired by a visit with the developers of Avatar. (Hear his dynamic visualization talk.)
*Bonnie Roskes - sharing Google Sketchup at my booth. What a treat. I made a mathcast of her presentation which I'll post very soon.
*Daryl Stermon - on the local arrangements committee. Meeting him again after 14 years. He is one of the pioneers of Internet use at NCTM meetings. See his original report from the 1996 meeting in San Diego. Daryl and I dream of the day when NCTM will provide Internet/Wifi access at all sessions. (We're lobbying for it.:-)
I got to run now. More later.