July 2012

Archive for July, 2012

Population Connection

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Educational Technology, Metacognition and “Thinking Fast and Slow” book by Daniel Kahneman

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

I just finished teaching¬† my summer course “Teaching Mathematics and Science Through Technologies”. It was one of the best course I have ever taught – thanks to an amazing group of students who decided to enroll in the course. It was three weeks of daily 3 hour long meetings that gave us an opportunity to […]

The Big Bang Theory and Physics Teaching

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

I really like “The Bing Bang Theory” show… I also think it is a great way to introduce and debate fun physics in the classroom. There are many pieces of excellent physics discussion here. Here are a few of my favourites. The last one was a scene of how the Bing Bang gang met. It […]

Video Analysis in Science Teaching: How technology can help us to get students excitied about science

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

When I am asked how technology can affect student science learning and why it has a potential of making a difference, I often think of the questions one can ask and answer today that could have have been asked or answered even 50 years ago. If I were to ask you how a water droplet […]

Science: It’s a girl thing!

Friday, July 20th, 2012

I just got this information today about a European video that aims to attract girl to science. They apparently invested considerable money into their campaign: Science, It’s a girl thing! When I watched this video, I couldn’t believe what I saw. I wonder what was the motivation behind this video? Did they want to make […]

Dan Meyer Talks about Math Teaching

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

I think that anybody who cares about what we teach and how we teach in mathematics or science classes should watch Dan’s talk. I especially like how he talks about the problems we ask our students and how many of these problems will be relevant to everyday life… What I mean is, how these problems […]

Stephen Wolfram Talks about Computing as a Theory of Everything…

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

For me as a science and mathematics teacher “Wolfram Alpha” is something that will help us and our students to build intuition. I use it all the time and I hope my students will do the same. I am amazed at how modern powerful tools are changing how we learn or hopefully how we teach… […]

Salman Khan Talks about Flipping the Classroom

Sunday, July 8th, 2012

A Day Made of Glass

Friday, July 6th, 2012

I love museums of glass and Corning Museum of Glass is one of my favourite ones. I was fortunate to visit it three times. However, this video just made me wonder how technologies, like the ones mentioned in the video will change our lives. We talk about technology affecting science and math learning in my […]

Media and Children: How technology changes us

Friday, July 6th, 2012

I am very fortunate to teach a very exciting graduate course this summer: A course on the use of educational technologies in mathematics and science teaching. This course makes me think about a lot of things, including how technology changes us as people, as learners, as parents… This talk was mentioned by one of the […]

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