attribute creative commons photos

November 22, 2014

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99% aren’t done properly; I tried to in our college blog entry, and hope the trimming done by the folks in marketing didn’t lump it into that 99%. http://foter.com/blog/how-to-attribute-creative-commons-photos/

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Hmmm…. rethinking structures of lessons

November 22, 2014

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When I was a ferocious Language Fundamentals teacher, each class was scheduled a whole lot like swim team practice… warm up, some technique work, some real exertion, and a cool down. Not exactly, of course, but our 50 minutes had chunks with patterns. What is the effect of the way students are learning on stuff […]

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“Felt like I was cheating”

November 18, 2014

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One of my regulars came down, walking on air, because she has, indeed, continued a pattern of performance.  Her exam grades in pre-algebra have been an F, D, C and… this time, a B. We work at post-mortems here, especially with successes.   It’s okay to say you did well because you had a good […]

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Too Many Options!

November 16, 2014

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Last weekend was fairly frantic, what with breakfast out and Cranksgiving and focusing on the app on Sunday. That meant I never got to the little tutorial on javascript that I had found… … but last week I played with the app a *little* — but it’s time to make the most quizlike, most interactive […]

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quick idea

November 12, 2014

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… I need a notebook for all of these… … watching a student wade through conversions from cups to quarts, it’s clear that four cups in a quart is an idea entirely separate from there being 2 cups in a pint and two pints in a quart.   It might be worth having a bunch […]

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Stack Overflow

November 10, 2014

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Well, I finally posted a question that was DEEMED UNWORTHY. I had wondered why my questions hadn’t been. SO I’m back to a rep of 1 and … disinclined to frequent the site and play their games. I mean, if one of the jerks there decides to downvote, you’re back to “no privileges.” I recognize […]

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#t509massive

November 9, 2014

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I follow Justin Reich on Twitter ’cause he hosted the #mtt2k contest in 2012, where people entered videos that critiqued Khan Academy videos. ( http://www.edtechresearcher.com/mtt2k-contest/ has the whole story). So when he posted that his current adventures in a MOOC about technology and innovation in education included an “unhangout,” I snuck over and unhung. I […]

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