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December 2008

Bad Idea

I used Dan’s Graphing Stories Last friday. Today a kid asked if we could watch the George Bush shoe ducking video in class. It’s okay if I can make it curricularly relevant, right?

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Warm Up Question #6

What is the distance record for jumping a Big Wheel? With a back flip even!


Underrecognized blogs

It’s that time of year again – the Edublog Awards. I must not get it, because most of those (though not all) can’t stay in my feed reader. Too trite, too off, too not what my experience of teaching is. On the flip side, here are some that aren’t nominated, but that will stay in […]



I don’t usually pimp out websites or games, but I’m a sucker for good puzzles, and this one delivers on the design level, too. Uhm, for some education application? Note the complete lack of need for written instructions.



After I got my credential, before I got a full time position (and before I actually knew how to teach) I spent some of my spare time between applying for jobs developing web pages to teach certain concepts. Some of those ideas were horrible, but today in my geometry class I managed to pull out […]

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