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  1. Tech Tools to Increase Engagement

    Tech Tools to Increase Engagement From the Teaching Entrepreneurship web site and community we find the enlightening piece on Tech Tools to Increase Engagement. Here is the opening grabber material from the site: It’s no question: technology is shaping how or students engage (or...

  2. Stay curious, tackle projects, and learn by doing

    A colleague of mine* teaches entrepreneurship at John Carroll University in Cleveland Heights OH USA and in a recent FaceBook post he said, "Our entire approach to education – `stocking up' students with knowledge for them to use later – isn’t supported by the science...

  3. ReDesigning High School

    ReDesigning High School? Really? Really!! Check it out at http://redesigningschool.org/  Hawken School in Cleveland Ohio USA is offering some bold ideas on the redesign of high school with active (we mean very active) and engaged in community learning efforts. A group of ...

  4. Workshops offer many possibilities for Summer 2019

    DEMARC and MINDE Workshops We have been busy at SIMIODE with hosting two National Science Foundation funded workshops in July for (1) Developers of materials to be published in SIMIODE - DEMARC for Differential Equations Model and Resource Creators,  and (2) Practitioners who wish to...

  5. Wish I Didn't Know Now What I Didn't Know Then

    We were in a "saloon" restaurant in Grand Marais MI USA recently when the juke box started to play a song whose refrain and title were "Wish I Didn't Know Now What I Didn't Know Then." It was sung by the country western singer-songwriter Toby Keith. The song refers to...

  6. Women abound in mathematics . . no bounds

    Years ago in the mid 1970's I had a remarkable young woman in my calculus class. There were not that many women in calculus classes then. She told me that she chose mathematics because, “No one expected anything of me.” She was a breath of fresh air, arriving on the first day...

  7. 2019 MERLOT Mathematics Classics Award for SIMIODE

    We were pleased to get notice that SIMIODE was the winner of the 2019 MERLOT Mathematics Classics Award. The MERLOT Mathematics Editorial Board has this to say about the Learning Material: SIMIODE has a vast collection of materials in differential equations including reading materials, videos,...

  8. Remaking Education - Long View, but Starting Now

    Norman’s Notes On 1 April 2019 Norman L. Fortenberry, ASEE Executive Director (ASEE is American Society for Engineering Education) sent out under his title "Norman's Notes" the following message. I highlight sections I believe are particularly pertinent to our work in...

  9. High School Does Not Have to Be Boring

    In a 30 March 2019 New York Times Opinion piece entitled, "High School Does Not Have to Be Boring," Jal Mehta, an associate professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Sarah Fine, who runs a teacher preparation program at the High Tech High Graduate School of...

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