April 2015

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Exploring Geometry by Coding With @gosphero & @tickleapp

Exploring Geometry by Coding With @gosphero & @tickleapp

  In this article I would like to dissect the Math curriculum here in Ontario and focus on the process of mathematics. From the Ontario curriculum document: Problem Solving Problem solving is central to learning mathematics. By learning to solve problems and by learning through problem solving, students are given numerous opportunities to connect mathematical […]

Food For Thought - Highlights From #TEDxCK

Food For Thought – Highlights From #TEDxCK

Yesterday was the second annual TEDxCK event (Chatham Kent). This year’s theme was”food for thought.” We had farmers, musicians, authors, teachers and even students in the building sharing big ideas. If I had to summarize the day into a few words, I would call it change and innovation. Regardless of your profession or industry, people […]

We Are at the End of Forgetting - Highlights From #etfot4t

We Are at the End of Forgetting – Highlights From #etfot4t

This weekend I had the fortunate opportunity to attend and present at the ETFO ICT Conference in Toronto. The #etfot4t conference doesn’t start until 10:30 and the room is getting full already! #ETFO members eager to learn! pic.twitter.com/533rW3Q9ju — Jerry DeQuetteville (@jdeq) April 17, 2015 Learning with 180+ colleagues! Excited! #etfot4t pic.twitter.com/17kzNngZW4 — Mrs. Mott’s […]

Coding Fractal Art Using Mathematics #csk8

Coding Fractal Art Using Mathematics #csk8

Although this was an Art task, our Art teacher (@MrsPDU) allowed my students to code their fractal piece. Check out the Geometry expectations this also covered, besides the Art component. Grade 8 – Students Will: demonstrate an understanding of the geometric properties of quadrilaterals and circles and the applications of geometric properties in the real […]

We Know We Have to Change. What Will You Do Next? My Experience at #gafesummit

We Know We Have to Change. What Will You Do Next? My Experience at #gafesummit

I had the fortunate opportunity to present at this weekend’s Google Summit in Kitchener. My session was the usual – pedagogy, assessment, making and coding. I call it “the usual” but it is never delivered the same twice. This time around I even added four new slides thirty minutes before I was up. You can […]