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July 20, 2018

This summer I participated in Michigan State’s Masters of Arts in Educational Technology hybrid summer courses. Through the first year program, I was introduced to the Maker Movement. As part of the classes, I explored various maker kits and created a Makey Makey Guita...

July 19, 2018

This week in class we read Rethinking Technology & Creativity in the 21st Century: Crayons are the Future by Punya Mishra. This sparked my interest because of this idea of creativity. “Consider the fact that creativity in science or mathematics is essential, as surely...

July 17, 2018

I am learning how to refinish a table from a garage sale to resell. I picked this project because I want to expand my crafting and artistic knowledge. My goal is to one day be able to buy and resell various pieces of refinished furniture and decor. I would love to one...

July 13, 2018

As an educator it is important to know what it means to learn a topic versus understanding the same topic. There is a difference between learning and understanding. Understanding, is taking learning and being able to apply the knowledge to other contexts. Learning is m...

December 28, 2017

As the first semester comes to an end, as I reflect on everything so far over winter break, I still remember why I teach. In no way has my job been easy. Students have walked out of my class in front of me, slammed my door, cursed me out, slammed my finger in the door,...

April 25, 2017

Teaching Mathematics for Social Justice: Conversation with Educators

Edited by Anita A. Wagner and David W. Stinson

At first I thought this book was going to be a repeat of TE 407 and TE 408. It repeated all of things that we were told “This is how you teach math.” When...

April 25, 2017

Inventing the Mathematician: Gender, Race, and Our Cultural Understanding of Mathematics 

By Sara N. Hottinger

This book was everything I learned in majority of my teaching classes. I have read many articles and papers on how schools don’t cater to one or multiple demogr...

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