September 2012 Blog Posts (2)

Personalizing Math Problems

Yesterday I read that "Researchers at Southern Methodist University have found that personalizing algebra word problems to students' interests can improve their performance."  It made me think of one of my earliest applications of technology to education.

I was teaching fifth grade and would create dittos with word problems that used my students' interests and names.  I thought I was was putting learning theory into…


Added by Michael Simkins on September 27, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments

New Banner for Leadership 3.0

Wow, we have a great new banner for our Leadership 3.0 website, thanks to Cori Kesler.  Take a look!

Added by Michael Simkins on September 13, 2012 at 8:22pm — No Comments

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