Tuesday, October 7, 2014

CAMT 2014 Materials

At CAMT 2014 I presented on the use of comics in the math classroom and image analysis for statistics. I've uploaded both presentations and the templates I used to Google Drive.

You can get the materials here.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Watch this space

"The Create a Comic Project is an interactive open-ended student-centered activity utilizing visual and textual juxtapositions to increase understanding across all subjects. It uses webcomics as educational tools and has been endorsed by over 100 different webcomic creators."

Sadly, it's also been a bit inactive these past several years as I've pursued a career in classroom teaching. I haven't been idle, though ("I'm not dead yet!"). I've been focusing on game design and applying it to activity design. I've experienced and observed many things in the classroom, from educational administration to student culture. As I conclude my period of first-hand experience in the classroom, expect me to start sharing this data.

 Coming soon: Metamathics

Friday, August 26, 2011

SXSW Interactive 2012!

Vote for My SXSW Idea!

As you wait for me to update the site with new posts, why not vote for my SXSW Interactive 2012 proposal? Thanks!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

SXSW 2011: Onwards to the future!

Thank you to everyone checking on this site after my SXSW 2011 presentation. I had a lot of fun giving my solo presentation and I'll be working hard to come up with another for next year. I met a lot of wonderful folks who I'll be keeping in touch with. I'd say the project's 5 Year Anniversary is off to a very good start!

As you can tell, I don't use this blog much anymore. I've switched to using the project's Facebook and Twitter accounts for most updates and communications. So look there for the latest photos, videos, and information.

With SXSW behind me, I'll be turning my focus to the other events that are coming up. They include:

Presentation at the Pop Culture Association, San Antonio, TX

Workshop at the Conference for the Advancement of Math Teaching, Grapevine, TX
"Make a Manga Tournament!" at Otakon, Baltimore, MD (pending)

I'll also be submitting proposals for SXSW Interactive 2012 and NCTM 2012, due this year. Given the project's long history with libraries, I'll also be considering submissions to ALA and TLA for 2012.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

See you at SXSW Interactive 2011!

The Create a Comic Project will be going to SXSW Interactive 2011! My solo presentation, "Interactive Comics: Techniques to Enhance Math Education," will be an hour long and combine several of my previous presentations on the comic project and math. It's the single biggest event in the project's history, so I am very excited to be given this opportunity!

Only 500 sessions from the 2400 submissions were selected, so I'm very pleased that SXSW chose mine to be among them. Other educators that will be presenting include Chris Lehmann, founder of the Science Leadership Academy, and Nina Walia of PBS Kids.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Create a Comic Project at SXSW Interactive 2011!

The project currently has a presentation - "Interactive Comics: Techniques to Enhance Math Education" - under consideration for SXSW Interactive 2011. Please register for Panel Picker and vote!

A short break

I know the comic hasn't updated the last few days. I'm currently in the middle of a three part move: going from NYC to Austin (done) and now from Austin to Houston (not done). Why? Because I have a job! I'll be teaching math at a charter school in Houston. And you can bet one classroom activity I'll be using!