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Some New Links for Spring

April 11, 2009 pm30 10:57 pm

It’s been months since I overhauled the blogroll. In the interim I’ve probably added and deleted without notice, which is not good.

Anyhow, here are some that I either just added, or added and think I forgot to mention. If I missed you, let me know:

  • Tanya Khovanova. She knows math (for real) and has a great sense of what puzzles should do. She also reduces my degree of separation from Israel Gelfand by 1 (her advisor). The variety and playfulness of the puzzles, but from a serious perspective, those are the main selling point. Spend time in the archives, very rich.
  • The Washington Teacher. Candi is a Building Rep (that would be Chapter Leader in NYC), a delegate, and a Trustee in the Washington Federation of Teachers. She’s active, she’s very critical of the WFT president, but Rhee is her main target. I don’t know enough details on the ground to have a sense of how much I agree, but I recognize and appreciate the activism and the tone.
  • The Frustrated Teacher. Education, Politics, Humor. Generally progressive. From San Francisco.
  • Nick Hershman at Divide by Zero. I usually don’t go in strong for web-too-oh guys, but Nick, against form, takes the math seriously as well. We should have more reflective math teachers blogging…
  • Mr. D writes Mr. D’s Neighborhood. Sharply written, new(ish?) Bronx Teaching Fellow. History. New, as of a month or so ago. Lots of potential. Take a look.
  • Vlorbik shut down, and moved to Community College Calculus. Let’s see where that leads…

Also, an individual post worth pointing out:

Lately I’ve been much liking (this list should look familiar!):

  • Math Notations, Kate(t), and 360 for math teaching and math fun
  • Jose and Fred for laying down a political/educational bassline/theme
  • NYC Public School Parents for dredging up the muck in NYC Ed politics, with an agenda I feel comfortable with. (and yes, that’s a knock on any blog site that thinks it is possible not to have an agenda, and that considers passing slips of paper to be worth five stories if the slips are white, come from a union, and have questions on them but to be worth zero (0) stories if the slips are green with Ben Franklin on them, go from the mayor to a chancellor to a former chancellor and are then used to secretly purchase a celebrity endorsement.)

Finally, a story that you should read somewhere, doesn’t really matter where, Bloomberg is recruiting student interns for his next campaign in the schools. Just in case you hadn’t noticed that his power was going largely unchecked….

6 Comments leave one →
  1. ldorazio1 permalink
    April 12, 2009 am30 2:52 am 2:52 am

    Thanks for the mention! And Thanks for the kind words!

    Mr. D

  2. April 12, 2009 am30 5:00 am 5:00 am

    Thanks for including my humble efforts. I owe my tens of readers to nice people like you.

    I’m a new Tanya fan, too.

  3. April 12, 2009 pm30 3:41 pm 3:41 pm

    nothing much going on at community college calc so far.
    lots of good stuff in the actual classes but the personal blog
    is getting all the attention in the “computer” part of my days
    so far this quarter. i never really had any special *plans*
    for the site… just figured i needed someplace to put math links…
    so anyway, this doesn’t disappoint *me*.

    anyhow, thanks for the nod. i quite admire this
    “document the blogroll” habit of yours even while
    i make no effort to actually *adopt* it.

    my recent quick glance around at the “social” web
    (livejournal, facebook, twitter… ) and my recent gesture
    in the direction of learning about “feeds” has led me
    to believe that finding readers on the web
    (by my methods) has recently grown much *harder*.
    maybe next time i quit… soon god willing…
    it’ll be the real thing.

    as soon as you think you’ve learned something
    in the computer world they come along and
    mess it up so you can’t work it any more
    and i was already tired of it when they rolled out windows.

    just now i typed an “enter” keystroke and got,
    not a carriage-return-line-feed as thirty @#$% years
    of experience have led me to believe i have every right
    to expect but a single space. i mean really. why go on?

  4. preaprez permalink
    April 12, 2009 pm30 7:13 pm 7:13 pm

    Thanks for the kind words.


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