Friday, November 21, 2008

Post 11/21/2008

  • Free resource for making and embedding photo books online

    tags: flickr, photos

  • Allowing people to interact with each other and the information in a focused way affords participants the opportunity to learn more and focus more on the content. Instead of sitting passively, succumbing to the temptation to take mental meanders, participating in a backchannel brings a collaborative element that actually increases mental attentiveness.

    tags: backchannels, education

  • Search millions of photographs from the LIFE photo archive, stretching from the 1750s to today. Most were never published and are now available for the first time through the joint work of LIFE and Google.

    tags: photos, google, Images, history, archive, resources, search, hosted

  • Elaine Krajenke Ellison

    B.A. Mathematics
    Michigan State University 1967
    M.A. Mathematics Education University of Colorado 1971
    Ed.S. Administration
    Central Michigan University 1985

    Welcome to my home page! I am very pleased that I can share my mathematical quilts with you. Hopefully, after viewing the quilts, you will have a new way of looking at what my quilts are trying to communicate: a love of mathematics and quilting. I am a retired high school teacher of mathematics. Most of my career I taught at West Lafayette High School, West Lafayette, Indiana. I also taught a mathematics methods course for future high school teachers at Purdue. My classroom has changed since I retired. I now work mostly with quilters and pre-service teachers. I encourage the future teachers to try using quilts in their classroom. Quilts serve as a visual introduction to mathematical concepts that allows students to explore mathematics as they gain geometric insights. My quilts will engage the viewer in mathematical visualization, helping to further the role of problem solving. I have done workshops around the world. My talks include the London Science Museum, other science groups, art museums, various quilt groups, school groups, and mathematical groups. Along with co-author Dr.Diana Venters, I have written: Mathematical Quilts and More Mathematical Quilts. To find hands-on activities. and patterns for many of the quilts here, consult the above two books.

    Some quilts are for sale - please contact Elaine at for more information and prices.

    tags: math, quilts, projectbasedlearning

  • What is Swivel?
    Swivel's mission is to make data useful.

    * Explore and compare data, graphs and maps.
    * Share insights via email, blog or data downloads.
    * Upload the data you care about.

    If you're curious about data, Swivel is the place for you.

    Looks like a nice resource for visualizing data. Demonstrated by Annette Lamb at IETC 2008 in Springfield IL.

    tags: data, web2.0, statistics, visualization, graphs, tools, analysis, research

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