My New Interest: Detroit Tigers Baseball

I want to take a minute to expand upon my current obsession with Detroit Tigers Baseball.  From as far as I can remember, I never really had a hobby or anything that I would do regularly for leisure.  Immediately after high school, I went to college.  Every summer during college I came home and took classes at the local community college.  Immediately after college, I went to graduate school.  During graduate school, I took summer classes and worked during the summer.  After graduate school, I started working part-time at six different colleges simultaneously.  Yes, one semester I taught 38 credits…
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Jing and Geogebra

During the Summer 2012 semester, I decided to have my Math for Education students use Jing to send me a diagram of something that they were supposed to do using Geogebra.  If you aren’t familiar with Jing, it is a free screen-capturing and screen-casting tool from the people at Techsmith, located in Okemos, MI.  And if you aren’t familiar with Geogebra, simply put, it is a free alternative to Geometer’s Sketchpad, but it can do lots more. First off all, I have to say that I had always wanted to use Jing and screen-capturing with my students, but I wasn’t…
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Learning from Ignite

If you don’t know what Ignite is, simply put, it is a format in which speakers are limited to using 20 slides and each of those slides automatically advances every 15 seconds.  Thus, a speaker must get their point across within a maximum of 5 minutes. I learned about the Ignite format from past conferences that I have attended.  And I have attended several Ignite Events in the Detroit, MI area (they have them all around the country). This semester, I decided to have my Math for Education students give an Ignite-style talk on the last day of class.  They…
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