To those of you who have stumbled upon my humble blog, let me tell you a few things about myself and the purpose of this blog. I just started my third year of teaching high school mathematics. This year I am teaching Algebra 2/Trig and Algebra. The algebra classes I teach are the first year of the two year track for our weaker math students. I am currently working on my Master's in Instructional Technology, hence the blog. My first assignment in the course I just started is to create a blog. Up until now I haven't so much as read a blog let alone post to one or create one of my own. I'd like to use this blog as a space for reflecting on my teaching, especially with regard to the use of technology in my classroom. As a new teacher I am always greatful for any ideas, tips, suggestion, resources and constructive criticism that my more experienced colleagues care to pass on.
I had two meetings after school today, one of which had to do with the issue of students using cell phones in school and how best to combat the problem. My question is does any one have a constructive use for cell phones in the classroom? Students have become so addicted to this form of technology it would be nice if we could put it to good use.