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Tech Thursday – Recording Video

## Tech Thursday – Recording Video

In my experience, the printed word is not the most efficient way to learn mathematics. When a student looks through an example problem that has already been worked out, they are robbed of the time to stop, think, evaluate, reflect, or create because they can already see the next line of the solution. When the math is presented in real time it is more effective, and that’s why video of some type is so effective. My primary recording tool is…

Bootstrapping with StatCrunch

## Bootstrapping with StatCrunch

The Bootstrap Method The bootstrap method is a very useful tool to have an introductory statistics class. The bootstrap method begins with a sample of size n. Then a large number (I use 10,000 in my classes) of samples of size n are drawn with replacement from that sample. A sample statistic is computed for each sample. A typical use of bootstrapping involves the mean, but this procedure can be applied to the median, quartiles, variance, … Percentiles can be…

Recommend an iPad Screen Capture App?

## Recommend an iPad Screen Capture App?

Requesting your help … I’m trying to find an iPad app for making/recording screencasts for my students. So for today’s Technology Thursday, I’d like for you to recommend an app for doing this. Please leave your recommendation as a comment. Thanks – George

Technology Thursday – Instagram

## Technology Thursday – Instagram

I have dedicated a significant amount of time over many years to helping students with math questions when I am not on campus. I have used a Smart Pen, Jing, YouTube, … Last semester I started helping my students using Instagram, and it has been an effective tool. I give my students my Instagram username (which is in the Social Media links on this blog), and when they are having difficulty with a problem they simply take a photo and…

Technology Thursday – Rocketbook Smart Notebook

## Technology Thursday – Rocketbook Smart Notebook

Each Thursday this semester I will be blogging about a technology related topic. If there is a technology question, or if there is a technology post you’d like to make (guest bloggers always welcome!) please leave a comment on the blog. One of our favorite TV shows to watch as a family is ABC’s Shark Tank. (My family always asks how I calculate the valuation so quickly, and that gives me an opportunity to remind them all that speed is…