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Eric Biederbeck replied to Nina's discussion Math is the bomb! in the group Math
"You are so correct Nina, That feeling of belonging be it through the hands-on activities or even the discussion is critical. Does traditional math instruction work? for some yes but as you say, we really need to make sure we are getting the…"
Oct 4, 2009
Nina replied to Nina's discussion Math is the bomb! in the group Math
"I have watched some really great math classes and some really boring math classes. In general, the difference is the amount the students are 'invited' to become directly involved with the math, i.e. discussions, hands-on activities, group…"
Oct 2, 2009
Eric Biederbeck replied to Nina's discussion Math is the bomb! in the group Math
"I think the more people differentiate their instruction instead of tracking students will help break down the negative conception that some students and parents have about math. When students feel they are stuck in the "low" group, I…"
Oct 2, 2009
Nina replied to Nina's discussion Math is the bomb! in the group Math
"I love the Kagan structures in math classes. They make all the difference in student engagement while maintaining student accountability for learning! "
Oct 1, 2009
Ron replied to Nina's discussion Math is the bomb! in the group Math
"Technology, technology, technology...voicethreads, podcasting, schoolpads, & "clickers" just to name a few. ALSO...this will be big for me (and our district) is the use of Kagan structures (kaganonline.com). We are wrapping up a…"
Oct 1, 2009
Nina commented on Middle School Portal's group Math
"I have been pondering math education a lot lately. I believe our biggest issue (especially at middle school and high school levels) is student engagement. Some math classes are SOOOOO boring!! And if I, who love math, think so, what must many of our…"
Sep 30, 2009
Nina commented on Todd Williamson's blog post MSP2 Tech Talk: Interactive Whiteboards
"I have just begun using an IWB for professional development for math teachers, since almost all our middle and high school math teachers have IWBs. It is so much fun and student engagement is so much greater."
Sep 30, 2009
Nina replied to Kim Lightle's discussion Is there a "math" gene?
"You know I have seen so many students come in to class believing they 'couldn't do math' and leaving class believing that they could... Although there are definitely those who rarely if ever have to work at 'getting it'…"
Jun 11, 2009
Mary Henton replied to Nina's discussion Math is the bomb! in the group Math
"OK...I'm one of those folks who didn't enjoy math (I hesitate to admit it in this group!). I was in the top math classes in "junior" and "senior" high school only because of the way my school "tracked"…"
Feb 26, 2009
Kim Lightle replied to Nina's discussion Math is the bomb! in the group Math
"One of the folks in the guidance counselor program at Ohio State told me one time (probably 3 years ago) that the best indicator of whether a student (male or female) goes to college is the mother's level of education. I wonder if more educated…"
Feb 25, 2009
Nina replied to Nina's discussion Math is the bomb! in the group Math
"I so much agree with you, Lisa! And we seem to be one of the few countries in the world who feel there is some sort of a math gene! I believe it is possible to make math class enjoyable and engaging enough to give all students the feeling that they…"
Feb 24, 2009
Nina left a comment for Nina
"I would love to hear about the math webinar today. I didn't get home until 6:30 tonight, sigh...."
Feb 24, 2009
Judy Spicer left a comment for Nina
"Hi Nina, Thanks for getting this group started! Judy"
Feb 24, 2009
Lisa Pierce replied to Nina's discussion Math is the bomb! in the group Math
"What drives me crazy is to hear parents, teachers, administrators...you get the idea...say, "I was never any good at math," in front of kids. It gives kids permission to be bad at math. You never hear people say, "I was never any good…"
Feb 20, 2009
Doug Darfus replied to Nina's discussion Math is the bomb! in the group Math
"I usually tell parents & students that math is not genetic. But I'm also honest ... not everyone will love math (just as I don't enjoy some subjects). My goal is to try to move students from hating math to at least making math…"
Feb 9, 2009
Kim Lightle left a comment for Nina
"Nina - Hopefully you can join us for the math webinar on Feb.24 at 3:30pm - see specifics in the Events section. Registration will be open sometime this week. Kim"
Feb 7, 2009

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At 1:20pm on August 13, 2009, Kim Lightle said…
Hi Nina - Hope your summer is going well! I wanted to update you on our free webinars and hope you can join us for one of them soon.

We've had three Tech Talks so far - one on Interactive Notebooks, Moodle, and Digital Storytelling. You can get to the recordings of those by clicking on the Web Archive link.

You can see all our upcoming events by clicking on the Events tab. The next TechTalk topic is Using Wikis. We've got lots more topics to cover in the next few months - technology, pedagogy, content knowledge, all sorts of fun stuff! Any ideas on additional topics or feedback you have would be greatly appreciated and thanks for all your participation! Kim
At 11:21pm on August 4, 2009, Vicki Morgan said…
You do turn up in the oddest places! vick
At 9:06pm on February 24, 2009, Nina said…
I would love to hear about the math webinar today. I didn't get home until 6:30 tonight, sigh....
At 1:22pm on February 24, 2009, Judy Spicer said…
Hi Nina, Thanks for getting this group started! Judy
At 2:36pm on February 7, 2009, Kim Lightle said…
Nina - Hopefully you can join us for the math webinar on Feb.24 at 3:30pm - see specifics in the Events section. Registration will be open sometime this week. Kim
At 9:59am on February 6, 2009, Kim Lightle said…
Hi Nina - So glad you joined! We're just getting started and would appreciate any feedback - are there discussions you would like to have or resources you would like to see, groups we need to start? What are your needs? Thanks! Kim

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