The challenge this week is a sort of meta-sharing challenge. Sam has asked us to share about what/how we share.
One of my roles here in my school is that I am the Math Dept Chair. I also chair a technology committee here. One of the really joys of diving into the MTBoS community is that I am finding resources to share with my colleagues. I send out multiple emails per week sharing ideas that I have run across.
For example, in the last few weeks, here are some of the links I have sent out
To a tech committee colleague – http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2013/11/inquiry-learning-ideas-for-math-and-science-with-ipads
To the whole tech committee – http://www.thethinkingstick.com/why-i-still-want-ms-and-hs-to-have-a-laptop/
To my Algebra I and Algebra II teachers – http://rationalexpressions.blogspot.com/2013/11/exponents-without-repeated.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ratexp+%28Rational+Expressions%29
To our STEM director – http://emergentmath.com/2013/10/30/a-problem-based-learning-starter-kit
To my Calculus team – http://www.epsilon-delta.org/2013/10/chain-rule-getting-better.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FkgQwd+%28Epsilon-Delta%29
To my Geometry team – http://mathwithbaddrawings.com/2013/10/16/two-column-proofs-that-two-column-proofs-are-terrible/
These are just a few examples of how I’ve been inspired to share some of the wealth of riches I’ve found on the web through the MTBoS community.
Dang, sounds like you have a huge school… glad you can share so much with so many!
In our upper school we have 5 full time math folks and 7 sections split among four others. Our middle school team is 4 teachers and one part-timer.
I’m also in the habit of pestering colleagues at previous schools with these emails.
Great links…the one on exponent properties and how to view exponentiation is very interesting. If you haven’t watched the video someone posted in the comments by Vi Hart, it’s also interesting. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-7tcTIrers Thanks for sharing!
Thanks for the kind words and the tip. I need to remember Vi Hart more often.