Double Stuffed Oreos & the Role of Digital Media in Classrooms

I’ve been creating Video Story Problems for several years now….more than half a decade! The fervor behind the movement to make math more accessible via video has died down, or maybe I’m just not paying as close attention to Dan Meyer’s work as I once was (nope, I just checked, Dan is as amazing as ever, including teaching live lessons to students in place of a conference keynote). For me at least, the energy required to continually push new ideas and stretch educator’s thinking on the ground level is tiring. Delivering sit and get speeches and conference talks is easy, but staying motivated week in and week out with dwindling resources for both technology and support is exhausting.

Thankfully, the past version of myself injected my future timeline with small energizing oases thanks to social media and the advent of hosted media platforms for the masses. I posted my original “Oreo Permutations” video story problem five years ago, long before my local grocery store posted signs stating “no filming on premises.”

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