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Archive for the 'Computer simulations' Category

Educational Technology Tutorials from ETEC 533-S2015 Course

Friday, July 24th, 2015

Once again I have been teaching a graduate summer course for the UBC Master of Education Technology Program. While teaching an online course all summer long is a challenge, teaching this course is always very inspirational. ETEC533 is titled: Technology in mathematics and science classroom. I always learn a lot from this course as the […]

Getting ready for Beijing

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

I am honoured to be invited to teach a special two-week professional development course for mathematics and science educators in China (Chaoyang School District in Beijing). I am looking forward to it as I am sure I will learn a lot from our Chinese colleagues. It is going to be my second visit to Beijing […]

Reflection on GeoGebra 2014 Conference at OISE

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

I am so excited about this opportunity to attend this conference. I feel a little intimidated here (a lot) as the people here know so much about technology, but I feel I can learn it. It is exciting to see people who are doing these amazing things.  Having an opportunity to interact with people who […]

5th North American GeoGebra Conference

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

I am very excited and honoured to be a plenary speaker at the 5th North American Geogebra Conference that is taking place on November 20-21 in Toronto, ON: https://sites.google.com/site/geogebranorthamerica2014/schedule  Preparing my presentation made me think once again about how we use technology in STEM Education and how we prepare teachers to use technology effectively. I am looking […]

Gary Hoban: Slowmation and much more

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

Today I happened to attend a presentation by Garry Hoban – a professor of science education from the University of Wollongong in Australia. In his presentation organized by the Centre of Teaching and Learning and Technology at UBC (CTLT) Garry discussed how he uses Slowmation with his pre-service primary teachers. I discussed this project to some […]

An Online Course about Technology-Enabled Math and Science Learning

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

I am currently teaching a graduate online course that explores how students learn mathematics and science with technology and how we can design more effective learning environments to support students. I do not want to tell much about this course, but here are a few projects designed by the students. I found them very powerful. […]

Geogebra Institute of Canada

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Today is my blog day… I haven’t been posting much for the past three weeks as I have been very busy with teaching my daily Inquiry course for mathematics and physics teachers… and have been extremely busy with it. As the course is coming to an end, I have a little bit more time to […]

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… […]

Using video in science teaching: Amazing Earth Collection

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

For the past number of months I have been supervising education students on a school practicum. The students I supervise are future science teachers and they are learning to teach during the 13 month long practicum. I noticed that many of the student-teachers tend to use video clips to bring exciting science phenomena into the […]

Khan Academy: A Technological Revolution of 21st century

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

I have been thinking where technology has made the biggest difference in education. I do not need to think long to answer this question. In my view, one of the best examples is the Khan Academy. You have to check it out – it is an amazing collection of short mini-lessons on various topics – […]

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