Latest from Christopher Dawson
Stop! It may be time to change the way you teach math
A new article in the journal Science describes a controlled trial conducted by Ohio State University researchers testing modern approaches to math education. Though the subject of debate for many years, most math teachers use a variety of concrete examples to demonstrate mathematical concepts and techniques.
Kompozer is easy and free
A reader of Monday's post, How do I make a website, sent me an email suggesting that I look at Kompozer instead of NVU (a free, if limited WYSIWYG editor I mentioned in that post). Since I had a choice between finishing my numerical analysis homework and trying out Kompozer, I obviously opted for the latter.
Laptops...can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em
As I was writing my last post on Devon IT's Safebook, and ways in which it can force students to use the computer as a tool more than a toy, a feed from Slashdot caught my eye. Pointing to a post on ComputerWorld, the headline referred to our love-hate relationship with laptops.
My New Year's resolutions
I'll be back to regular postings on Wednesday now that the holidays are almost over, the in-laws are back home, and the new X-Box 360 has lost just a tiny bit of its original addicting novelty. However, for today, I wanted to take a few minutes to talk about my New Year's resolutions.