Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Tuesday's Blog

Once again, I am excited about the many new ideas that were shared with the class today.  I now realize why my daughter loves her tech teacher at Raleigh Hills School, Doug Bundy.  He combines his passion with his expertise which benefits all of his students.  I plan on sharing Salman Khan's website with my math teachers as soon as next week.  In addition, I hope to hire him as a consultant to "take us to the next level."  I learned about translating (which could benefit our ASL program), scholar.google.com, image, boolify and symbaloo.  He gave us a lot to think about, explore, and expand our curriculum.  Great second day.

The one thing I'd suggest is to add Doug's website to your syllabus so we can track him down.  Thanks.


  1. Thanks for the suggestion. I will link it right it now! Glad you enjoyed today!

  2. Thanks so much for your kind words, Pat! The Khan Academy is a game-changer. It is better designed, conceived, and more powerful than almost anything else I have seen out there. (Other programs that offer that kind of measurement and data tracking of students are often expensive) I hope you have had a moment to watch his video. He speaks some serious truths about math education specifically, and education in general.

  3. Yesterday, I felt the same way that your daughter did about Doug. I'm hooked! He is engaging and passionate which is contagious. I agree that the Khan academy is a great resource for our math teachers and students. I will also look at ixl.com as I have heard good things about this site. Recently, they have added the Common Core State Standards as a reference for each grade. Both of these sites will enhance our instruction.