Also Smartphones! I hope people are taking advantage of the new NCTM conference app. It's great. Anyone want to share how they are using it and how it is helping them? (See comment below.)
Early morning NCTM Research presession. I attended this session hoping to learn more about how this group is planning to scale up quality math teaching. Afterwards I asked the main speaker why technology wasn't even mentioned in his talk. He said it was not something they could do much with within the parameters of the project. My reaction was: WHAT? I walked away very upset. Vanderbilt is a high visibility showcase for excellent research and no technology initiatives? There's got to be more to the story. Apparently there is another group at Vanderbilt that handles the technology end of education. Don't they talk to each other? It didn't seem like from this session.
discussion session at NCSM conference. I managed to get there late because I went to the wrong Marriott. Yes, there were 2 Marriotts - downtown and JW. Fortunately, David arrived on time and got the discussion going. I taped most of it and will have some interesting comments in a later blog.
conference at City College in NYC.
Flatland: the Movie presented by a visionary group of film makers. The film was fun but most likely will be remembered more for its glitz than its content. Quality, much less expensive math videos that engage children in learning are out there and need to be better promoted in the new Math 2.0 world.
*Not full service - no sandwiches. (I got one at a Subway near by.) Not easy to get a sandwich on the run around here.