I was lucky enough to be able to walk into the middle of this pre-calculus math class at Gulf Islands Secondary School. Groups of students were completely engaged on white boards around the room on tasks, or perhaps investigations (my calculus is beyond rusty), introduced at the beginning of class. The instructor floated around the room listening and asking questions. Learning and understanding were clearly the focus in the room.
No rows of desks, no instructor at the front of the room. Appropriate technology in use. Full engagement. Is this the real ‘New Math’?
Here’s a link to teacher Susan Robinson’s Math website.
I’m reminded by this recent image that often, simple things are best. There’s a good deal going on in this photograph, but its essence is simplicity. And this website is based on simplicity as well.
It’s easy however to overlook a few things. For example, if you are getting to the Journal page by following the menu link at the top of each page (or the Journal link on the email list), then you are seeing the Journal Page with the five most recent Posts. You’ll notice that the page title (Journal) is at the top of the page.
And each Post Title is underlined, indicating that it is a link to the actual Post.
Go ahead and click on the underlined post title above. (Simple Times, Stripes and Monochrome)
You’ll now see just one post and two additional items:
- the tags (below the post text)
- the comment section
The tags are added manually to each post. Clicking on a tag item will search for posts with that same tag. So it’s just a way of searching for other photos tagged with the same word.
If you don’t click on a post title, you are not going to see tags or comments, nor will you be able to post a comment.
Hopefully that’s clear. If not, use the Contact menu (at the top of the page) to send me a question.
p.s. I believe I’ve mentioned it in the past, but one of my jobs is the Gulf Islands School District website. I design and maintain the website, and provide photographs for SD64. So it’s another place to see photographs—the website link is sd64.bc.ca (today’s photo was taken for SD64)
Oh, just one more thing. As of today there are updates on some pages of johncameron.ca. Please see the info below:
One slide was added to the slider at the top of the FRONT page.
Eleven images were added to the selected images for prints on the CUSTOM PRINTS page.
Three images were added to the COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY page.
Based on some recent requests, comments will be enabled on most JOURNAL posts beginning today. Feel free to comment on the images, ask questions, etc. We’ll see how this goes…