Thursday, March 29, 2007

Another Woodbury Blog -- The Equation Invasion

One of our new junior high school mathematics teachers, Mr. Blumenthal, is experimenting with using a blog in conjunction with teaching his classes.

Here is the link: The Equation Invasion

Earlier this month -- his classes completed a pi day research roundup. Mr. Blumenthal provided the students with the idea of researching different topics regarding pi --history, uses, games, songs, etc. The students worked in groups to research on the internet and then posted comments back on the blog with the url's of the sites they found useful as well as brief synopses of what they found.

He notes that "this is [his] first time using the blog as the teaching medium, so we'll see how it goes!

Looks like it went well -- thirty-two posted comments that provided links to further information, some summary insights about pi, or simply fun with pi! Just the fact that the students had a chance to understand the operations of a blog and how it is an interactive use of technology is a success.

Take a look.

1 comment:

Deneen said...

I love watching my alma mater advance technologically.

Thank you for encouraging such growth in the teachers in the district. I hope that parents are recognizing this as well.