August 22, 2006

Road to Atlanta

We’re going to Atlanta!

Well, a bunch of the crew from work are going to Atlanta for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics to give talks on technology and mathematics at the annual exposition. I am co-presenter on two talks, and we just had our proposals accepted. One talk is with SH on wireless classroom connectivity and one is with Derek on exponential functions. We’ll be there in late March of next year to talk for 90 minutes or so on these topics in front of an audience of teachers and other industry professionals.

Sara is also going, along with a couple of the teachers we work with. Wish us luck! We have between now and March to get our stuff together.

Dazzle with brilliance or baffle with bullshit? The audience will be the judge.

Posted by James at August 22, 2006 12:51 PM
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You could baffle with brilliance of Dazzle with bullshit.

Posted by: Wormie at August 22, 2006 1:34 PM

Heck, I could baffle them with incompetence! Or dazzle them with reticence.

Posted by: James at August 22, 2006 1:52 PM

I think you should drizzle them with caramel.

Posted by: Julie at August 22, 2006 2:25 PM

Julie, that was about ten times funnier than what I was gonna say.

Posted by: DG at August 22, 2006 3:43 PM

I'll be very interested in your wireless presentation. I upload spreadsheets to my faculty website for my stats students and they can download them in class and follow along as we run through the calculations. It's so much better than when I demonstrated in class and then they went home and tried to remember what I said.

Posted by: Deb at August 22, 2006 4:29 PM

Hey! L...er...She Who Is Anonymous Even Here is a member of that organization. I should tell her about this. Of course, she isn't going to the thing, but still.

Posted by: briwei at August 22, 2006 6:30 PM

I'm doing the wireless demo with my boss, and it will probably focus on our use of handheld technology to introduce different dynamics in the classroom.

I'll see what materials are available after the presentation, if anyone is interested. I don't know what NCTM offers as far as proceedings and whatnot. Maybe we can take video. Who knows? I don't know if there will be published papers to go along with the presentation. The Boss is currently on the verge of having a child, so he's a little unavailable at the moment. I'll have to find out after our deadlines are over and we can actually think again.

Posted by: James at August 22, 2006 6:43 PM

Oh, Brian, I have to laugh at that one, having been called a geek by "she" for making a number-base joke once. Ha!

Posted by: Maggie at August 22, 2006 7:05 PM

We shall dazzle with snakes, then... we shall baffle with poisonous snakes!

Posted by: Derek at August 22, 2006 8:32 PM

You want to get Mexican at Nuevo Laredo Cantina, and an F.O. at The Varsity, if you can.

Posted by: Northbound at August 23, 2006 12:09 PM

Derek - Snakes at an Expo!

Maggie - very funny, no? She has started to embrace the joy of numbers. Though I doubt she'll ever appreciate number base jokes. ;-)

Posted by: briwei at August 23, 2006 1:43 PM

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