It has been a long, long time since the last post, something that I have been acutely aware of! As any reader can gather from previous posts, there has been a lot going on in my life that has kept me from the keyboard. Not the least of these is this little time-consumer
Probably a bigger reason is the change of working life that I have had in the last 6 months or so now that I work full-time for Mathletics.
I have got to say that I may have thought that working for someone else was going to reduce the opportunities that I had to influence what happens in classrooms in schools in the Asian region. My experience to date is that I am in more classrooms than I ever have been in and I feel like I have a lot more opportunity to make a difference.
I just love the way that Mathematics is the hook for a lot of teachers into the use of technology as it really does lend itself to online support and when teachers see how easy it is to implement assessment for learning via online tracking and how easy it is to differentiate and ensure appropriate levels of challenge and engagement, you can almost see the lightbulb moment taking place in front of your eyes!
As I write this, I am conscious of the huge number of registrations for World Maths Day taking place. I really hope that teachers encourage students to engage in this as classes and get an idea of what is possible in terms of collaboration and challenge with the site.