Author Archives: Tom McLaughlin

Smart Board Tips

I have been teaching with a Smart board for 8 years now and have gathered some tips. I use SMART brand boards; however I am sure these tips are similar for most brands. There is a great tool that will snap a picture of the screen and put it into the note book program. It

Fifty Two Fist

Fifty two fist is a formative assessment tool I use.  It began as a way to  resolve an issue I was having with the mystery of the raised hand. I prefer students to raise their hand in my class when responding or asking a question. A raised hand, however, is not very informative. Imagine you

Why is google not spelled googol (the correct spelling)

As Larry Page, the co-founder of Google.com narrates: “Lucas Pereira: ‘You idiots, you spelled [Googol] wrong!’ But this was good, because google.com was available and googol.com was not. Now most people spell ‘Googol’ ‘Google’, so it worked out OK in the end.” or according to Google corp. 1999: ” 10^100 (a gigantic number) is a

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