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Conway’s Law

I ran across this a few weeks ago; now I’ve got some time to put some thoughts down: Conway’s Law…organizations which design systems (in the broad sense used here) are constrained to produce designs which are copies of the communication structures of these organizations. Link Now, this isn’t a law like Murphys; it actually has […]

But I like the cookie…

One of Seth Godin’s recent blog posts (The Reality of Digital Content – lose the cookie, lose the fortune) has been reverberating in my mind over the past week. What happens when the people with great ideas start organizing for themselves, start leading online tribes, start creating micro products and seminars and interactions that people […]

My Olympics Contribution

Fortunately, we’re doing slopes in our MPM1D course and I knew I’d be away for Educon for a day so I continued the adaptation of a slope assignment from last year. Last year things were strictly 2D. First, they went into groups, each with two sheets of blank 8.5×11. On each page, they were told […]

Coaching

As I mentioned in an earlier blog I was at the September meeting of the Math Forum; the theme for the meeting was coaching.There was considerable disapproval of the term coaching; that it set up a hierarchy of ability or skill, that it brought up visions of movie-football coaches berating their athletes. The word facilitator […]

Setting up Ning

School for us doesn’t start until September 14th but I’ve completed all my computer changes for the year (dual monitor, 1Tb hard drive & 500Gb network hard drive, N-router & card, new headphone-mic) and my nephew has gone back home so I’ve got no more excuses to avoid getting down to work.I had to decide […]

Microsoft’s Live Mesh

One of the most successful tools I used this past academic year is Microsoft’s Live Mesh ( https://www.mesh.com ), a cloud-based file-synchronization and desktop-replicator. I had signed up for it when it was in Beta and have never had a problem with it; in fact, it’s worked far better than the Sharepoint system that the […]