Monday, March 23, 2009

Board Gamers

Name your top five board games..

Thursday, March 19, 2009

6 Word Summaries

"Don't stop learning until last breathe"

"My Life Would Suck Without You" Thanks to Kelly Clarkson

Tops from today

"Please do not stop the music"

"Sally was a camel not horse"

"May the Force Be with you"

What is yours?

Sunday, March 15, 2009

The technology we use

If we use technology in education more than lecturing then we have a chance to reach more students ( not just from the classroom). Some teachers are fishing in barrel by lecturing for an hour and a half but we still can't catch anything. But use technolgy as bait and it's like fishing in a barrel using dynamite. You will get them. How do you learn best? Even kids in elementary school use computers for touching up pictures. ( that was from a PC commercial on TV) Everyone can be reached using technology.
The "technology is math" idea is something I heard from a student and it caused me to ask a different question. Isn't technology used for everything? If you want to cure cancer use technology. Cars , electricity, and computers were all impossible but now they all exist. Isn't everything technology?Even my idea of holograms being on every students desk is now possible. It even seems like TI has the calculator for everything I just mentioned. We now need the new free thinkers, our students, to find new ways to use technology to teach. And in the process the next great idea will come. That is what I want to do my entire life; seek a great idea to share and let back into the ocean. That would make me the happiest. Until I catch it again.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

There is no perfect

Is there a perfect lesson? My first two years of teaching I asked myself that every day and I had a lot of crazy ideas come from this question. I once thought teachers were limited so my theory was to make the best math lesson. The theory running through my mind combined technology, media videos, and lecture into one perfect lesson . I saw the future math classrooms in the country running a computer program like Max Headrum. Or like the diner scene from Back to the Future part 2 starring Michael J. Fox. The person in the classroom would turn on the TV ( by the way the lesson would be designed and starring me, but I will be in another location teaching everyone via satillite) and then the monitor would just sit there like typical bathroom monitor. There would be one way to teach (my way because I want to be the best math teacher); standard form, graphing equations and other math lessons. It is evident this was wrong. I couldn't see that I was naive, but I was. I was unprepared. The only way to give, guide, or recieve the right kind of message was to realize there is no perfect lesson. The only certainty is there are forever new kinds of lessons for new different people. Foster original and new ideas everyday and that should be the same constistant lesson. Hopefully more poeple will become curious and filled with questions just that one. Crazy idea huh?

Monday, March 2, 2009

We borrow too much

Standard of living has gone up with the internet allowing us to see the LA and richy people lifes. We know immmediately and the ADD levels go up. We can't continue this. Change the children.

The banks will not be all ok in 8 monthes.

The govenment will hire enough people and take over the banks one weekend, like they did in the 80's with the Coninential Illinios Bank. The govenment will take over the banks . Someone has to buy up the Toxic assets.

Obama has to clean up Bush's mess... No He had th eperfect mentality that is all . A metality of I have money so everyone does.

The Obama campaign may be known as the one who saved the world not just saved the American Dream. That is strange considering right now he is a failure at making a himself understood. He is abused everywhere. We are abused by the standard of living.

I will see if 5 million buys some mortgages. I would like to buy low and sell higher. And that is why I will succeed. But that is why everyone has failed. They didn't see it coming.