Tuesday, July 7, 2009

I just read my newest assignment from the online class that I'm taking. The assignment was to create a weekly post sharing 3 meaningful posts that I've read (from my "newly-set up" RSS Reader... which I've had for a while now!). The kicker was that it was supposed to be just like the post I did last week. Oops. Guess I missed that! (But the thing is, I'm working a week ahead because we're going on vacation Saturday... so I'm really not late! Just doing two at once.)

So now to find 3 good posts that I've read this week... (or 6!)
1. A post about Google Sketch-Up from Simon Job - looks interesting! I'll need to play with it some to figure out what I can do with it.
2. A post from Classroom 2.0 listing a number of web 2.0 tools that the author came across at NECC (man, I wish I'd been there!). I have the Classroom 2.0 forum posts fed into my reader. Every once in a while I come across a good one!
3. A short-but-sweet post from Darren Kuropatwa's blog with a link to a TED talk. I've seen a lot of discussion lately (I think a lot of it stemming from the video that he embedded) about gearing the math curriculum more towards a statistics emphasis than a calculus one. I still need to watch the video.
4. This is a post on 360 about dealing with homework in class. I've been thinking lately about re-doing how I assign/deal with homework. I'm trying to gather all of the ideas that I can!
5. I really like this post from Jeff Trevaskis listing his top 10 math blogs. Ok, I didn't make it ;) but I love seeing what other people are reading and what I might be missing out on!
6. Last but not least... a neat puzzle that had me puzzling from Dave Richeson.


  1. Wow! These are really neat. Thanks for sharing. I went into two of them and added them to my RSS feeds. Great resources. I didn't even know about them. Andrea

  2. Hey Kristen,
    Thanks for the homework blog post. Interesting way to address homework. Are you planning on using part of this idea for class next year? I wonder how giving credit for hw would work in this type of scenario? Maybe giving participation credit to those who can address the hw questions? This would work well for grammar practice in my class... food for thought. I checked out a book called The Homework Myth from the library. I really have been questioning the quality of homework I give out & how I give credit for that work.

  3. Hey Sherry :)

    I honestly don't know what I'm going to do with homework this year. I may just use a spinner with several options on it like I described or keep it as a completion grade and do random quizzes over those topics. Who knows! What I do know is that I don't want to do things the same way I've been doing them.

    Let me know if your book has any good ideas!