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W.E.B. Du Bois’s Inky Visualizations Teaches Us How Powerfully Humanizing Data Can Be

W.E.B. Du Bois’s Inky Visualizations Teaches Us How Powerfully Humanizing Data Can Be

For years now, I have occasionally seen 19th century data visualizations attributed to W.E.B. Du Bois. Always struck by them…
Step It Up: Girls Who Learn to Code Through Dance

Step It Up: Girls Who Learn to Code Through Dance

Dance and coding might seem like an odd pairing, but in fact they go together gloriously. One of the core…
Be Still, My Algebraically Beating Heart!

Be Still, My Algebraically Beating Heart!

For all you number lovers out there, the NYTimes had a fantastic interactive article that lets readers create their own…
Mathnet Reruns is What the STEM World Needs Right Now, So Here

Mathnet Reruns is What the STEM World Needs Right Now, So Here

Back when the WWE was the WWF, I watched a PBS show called Square One with the excitement of witnessing Macho…
This is NOT How We Want Our Daughters Thinking About Math

This is NOT How We Want Our Daughters Thinking About Math

When I was young, I remember going to the video store–pause, take that in–and scouring the shelves to find my…
What a Dead Simple Way to Add Writing to Math Class

What a Dead Simple Way to Add Writing to Math Class

I struggled recently in trying to help a math team in Manhattan integrate writing into their practice. There was so…
Why Am I Saying to Forget the Screen When Talking About Screentime?

Why Am I Saying to Forget the Screen When Talking About Screentime?

I had the pleasure of presenting on screentime at the Literacy Research Association last week. In discussions about how to…
That Not-To-Mathy Explanation of Algorithms You’ve Been Dreaming About

That Not-To-Mathy Explanation of Algorithms You’ve Been Dreaming About

Weapons of Math Destruction is an erudite and accessible analysis of how algorithms perpetuate inequity in society. But sometimes quick and…
You Will LOVE This Project on Screentime by a Team of Professor-Parents

You Will LOVE This Project on Screentime by a Team of Professor-Parents

Kids. Screens. What do we know about it all? A team of professor-parents are tackling that very question. Drs. Kristen…
ELA + Technology = You MUST See This

ELA + Technology = You MUST See This

Look no further for guidance on how to integrate technology into English classrooms. A commission of ELA and tech experts…
Thank You Molecube for Making My Holiday Shopping List That Much Shorter

Thank You Molecube for Making My Holiday Shopping List That Much Shorter

This is the kind of toy that schools should just have lying around classrooms. When, eventually, a student gets bored…
Coffee with a Friend Who Asked Me What I’m Reading in Ed Tech These Days

Coffee with a Friend Who Asked Me What I’m Reading in Ed Tech These Days

We had turmeric lattes (who knew there was such a thing) and avocado toast (that I knew) at a cafe.…
Perhaps We Need to Talk About High Fructose Apps for Kids

Perhaps We Need to Talk About High Fructose Apps for Kids

There are compelling arguments for the value of video games in learning and teaching. But what about apps, those ever-tappable…
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