>Implementing the standards would be facilitated by more interaction >between us all -- at least I'm not as isolated as I was before last year >when we finally got connected to the Internet.
It's one of those things I love about the Internet. Conference are great - you get to see wonderful things, meet wonderful people, and hear wonderful talks. But, then you go home. Sure, you get to read the Math Teacher and whatnot to stay in touch, but that's not near the interaction you get of being in enclosed spaces with people struggling with the same issues. The standard model of teaching in a K12 setting is generally isolated, and there's no guarantee that the people you work with are interested in trying out the same sorts of things that you're dealing with (much less any guarantee that those same people are interest_ing_!). But now along comes this means of communicating with those people you met at that conference or workshop - or never met at all! Totally cool. And pretty darn useful. > >On a related topic, when the NCTM list came back up, reference was made >to news groups on math ed. We don't have the capability to access news >groups. Annie mentioned that there might be a way we could access these >lists through an alternative route. Any ideas on this?
I had said that I would be willing to consider setting up the k12.ed.math newsgroup as a mailing list on our system, for those of you who can't access it. I didn't get a lot of responses, so I haven't gone ahead with that. Drop me a line personally if you're interested and think that might make your life easier.
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