Video Remix: Copycat Failure

Remixing is becoming part of our culture, as soon as a video is uploaded, sure enough someone is taking bits and pieces to create their own product.  Is this fair? Is this legal?  According to Lessig (2008), Ms. Bono was not pleased that a cover of her husband’s work was being discussed without permission.  There…

Thrifting Through Algebra

During week two we were asked to play with the maker kit we chose, which for me is the Makey Makey. The most daunting part of this week’s assignment was to go thrift shopping to repurpose an item with the Makey Makey that we could use within our curriculum. Don’t get me wrong I love thrift…

Infographic

This week in CEP 811 we were asked to create an infographic that defined Maker Education.  I decided to highlight four of the eight mathematical practices from Common Core, that I believed to align with Maker education.  Throughout this course I have learned to explore new topics each week and share out what I have learned,…

Experience Design

Current Learning Space: When I first moved to the new school I was given a Smart TV mounted in the middle of my main whiteboard, a chalkboard that is blocked by a pillar that holds piping, two desks that were put together to make an L, two additional tables that are hold past assignments and…

Maker Lesson Plan

Factoring with a>1 Common Core Standards Addressed: F.IF. 8. Write a function defined by an expression in different but equivalent forms to reveal and explain different properties of the function. CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP3 Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.   Driving Question(s): How can we factor a quadratic with a>1? How can we prove…

Foundation of Learning: Personalized Learning

Have you had students that were labeled “Honors” or “Co-taught” and felt that they were extremely misplaced? In education we are taught to differentiate to all learners, but yet we have oversized classrooms and student learning levels that are inaccurate. After researching personalized learning this week, it makes me wonder why haven’t teachers done this…