Failed Haiku

Failed Haiku Five syllables first Second one has seven more A failed Haiku! So close… almost had it. In keeping with the meta-theme, here is another one, ...

Who wrote this poem?

Back when I was a graduate student I got bitten by the bug of palindromic poetry – poems that read the same when read backwards. This is consistent with m...

A published poet! Yes!

I am now, officially, a published poet!             My poem on imaginary numbers (The Mathematical “i”) was published in the March 2013 issue of At ...

The intangibles of teaching

Jim Garrison and A. G. Rud have a wonderful article on TCRecord on Reverence in Classroom Teaching. Though, reverence may be “too exalted a word to associ...

Palindromic poetry: Falling Snow

A few weeks ago I had written about an email that I received from an eighth grader in Colorado. Jake, a budding poet, was interested in learning more about me i...

Creativity in Las Vegas

I was recently invited to present a keynote address at the 21st Century Instructional Technology Conference (titled Elements of Technology) at the Clark County ...

The art of science

I have always been interested in what lies at the intersection of science and art. There are of course many different ways of looking at this. There is the idea...

A pome a day

Greg Casperson is a graduate student in our Ed Psy & Ed Tech program. He has been engaged, over the past few months, in the most interesting experiment. He ...

Dabbling to see: A rant

My friend and colleague Leigh Wolf forwarded me this article on Edward Tufte: The Many Faces (And Sculptures) Of Edward Tufte. I have been a fan of information ...

Visually representing a song

How can anybody resist this flowchart / visual representation of Hey Jude! Check it out. Don’t you just hear the song as you move through the boxes and ar...

Poem or Pie

I recently read the following poem by Grace Paley and just had to write a response. Anyway, here’s the original poem: The Poet’s Occasional Alternat...

Limerick on Math & Beauty

Image credit: eoliene_pe_campii Mathematical Beauty: A limerick Punya Mishra, Jan 27, 2010 Doesn’t it just gladden your heart to see These games we can play wit...