Friday, April 21, 2006

Math Playground Interview

The number of math teachers with blogs continues to grow. A few weeks ago I heard from Colleen in Massachusetts. She is co-director of Math Advantage, a K-12 math enrichment center in the Boston area. She told me about her website, Math Playground, and the accompanying blog. I quickly subscribed to her blog and look forward to her updates.

The lastest update has definitely been the most exciting one, for me at least. It features an interview with yours truly. I was really impressed with the quality of the questions that she asked; they were the type that make one really ponder their classroom practice and philosophy.

1 comment:

Tegan said...

Hi there,

I found your blog today and I was suprised to see that teachers are so much into web technology (especially the Web 2.0 technologies). I think it's great that you and your colleagues make use of it. I remember my school days and we actually had a teacher back then who said (quote): "The Internet will go as fast as it came". Well, I'd love to see that teacher again sometime...

Anyway, since you guys are familiar with web technologies I was wondering if you might be interested in Pageflakes. It's a personalized start page (yes, I know, there are quite a few out there). However, it's not just a start page for a single user but also for teams and groups. I thought it might be an interesting tool for you and your colleagues to create shared pages where you add note modules, tasks and todo lists, shared contacts, schedules and news feeds. It's quite simple - just go to, get a free account and then setup your own, personalized page. You can then either leave it in "private" mode, or change it to "shared" (invited teacher colleagues can use and edit it) or "publish" (everyone can see it, but only you can edit it).

Please feel free to contact me if you have any suggestions or questions.

With best regards
Tegan Harris