Your Daily Distraction

July 23, 2014

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… tomorrow I think I shall try to get off line for a chunk of the day and see if the INternet survives without me… and whether I can get more done. http://www.currentzionsville.com/2014/07/22/zionsville-school-board-update/ mentions that the school board there has voted to take ALEKS out of middle school math, with the subheading that it’s “gone […]

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Udacity

July 18, 2014

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I’m impressed with the software and the response/customer service. Okay, it doesn’t have a whiteboard so I can’t actually draw out stuff … but that just inspires me to give that Livescribe thing another shot. The forums went down yesterday… I sent them an email after a few hours. The two or three people who […]

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udacity, indeed

July 18, 2014

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I’ve been enjoying the “wait time” messages on the Udacity courses… things like “contemplating banana bread recipes” and “reloading the ditto fluid for the mimeograph machine” (I used a hand crank one, did you?) I’m thinking that it’s a “WordPress” thing since now this blog has less original ones happening, and if I paid I […]

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Udacity observation

July 16, 2014

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explanations online … there’s huge advantages to being able to write as if one had a whiteboard or blackboard or chalkboard or big ol’ piece of paper. Find of the day from yesterday: www.mathantics.com  *lurv* the visual of perimeter of a circle.    NOW  off to fight the distraction demons and play with Camtasia for my […]

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fractions and decimals

July 15, 2014

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Whereas, in the article about what students understand when they land in “developmental math,” *most* students could not add a fraction and a decimal, I considered comprehension when Student asked how to figure out what 2/2.5 was (as the slope of a line). She started to ask about doing something that was a fragment of […]

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Learning Styles

July 6, 2014

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So once agains somebody says: “There are no learning styles, and if there are, they’re dead.” (Okay, that’s not exactly what they said, but… it’s a long story.) Let’s not throw the shampoo out with the bath water, though. I think it’s pretty important to understand that there *are* ways of organizing information in our […]

Another First Day

July 6, 2014

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Sundays do lend themselves to a “fresh start” feeling for me, especially when I don’t have a lot on the agenda. Much to be said for practicing a Sabbath. Is it really sabbatical to be using the day to step back and look at the big picture, and be planning madly and *thinking* about work? […]

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