(or... "the wicked webs we weave")
The "Sci-Po." Yep- a new name for a new learning element to consider in class. A friend of mine, Dr. Punya Mishra (who is an associate professor of Educational Technology at Michigan State University), recently wrote a post
on his blog about a little project that his daughter had been working on. Shreya is ten years old and writes Uniquely Mine
, her blog. Give it a look- I think you'll like what you see.
Punya wrote about the blog and the "Sci-Po's" within it as a comment on this blog post
of mine about crappy mathematical poetry. Weeks later, another comment to this post was made by Sue VanHattum, a community-college math teacher in California. She then wrote a blog post challenging her readers to write a positive
poem about the beauty of math. Her first comment, by a reader named John, is rather impressive.
Punya then responded to this whole woven set of communications by people from all over the country... and of very diverse ages. His post on this emerging thing
: "Poetry, Science & Math, OR why I love the web
." He was then inspired enough
to write a few
Math-Po's of his own
And so here we are, with the creation of this discussion thread on our classroom network. So how will you join in?
As another way to join in to the conversation, consider adding a comment to Punya's most recent post
about our classroom discussion.