That “turn off the internet thing”

June 29, 2015

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Seems every time I try, then I have a question to ask Dr. Google or Dr. StackOverflow… And it meant I got to eavesdrop on an ISTE session that used Google Hangouts, Twitter and a TodaysMeet.com/DTTISTE … the sesssion was basically posting “How can we use digital stuff?”  and getting lots of <120 character responses.   THere […]

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GitHub adventures…

June 28, 2015

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Taking a break from Camtasia to … see if I can figure out this “GitHub” thing.   It’s supposed to be this wonderful help for organizing things and keeping track of versions, which is a challenge for me … but so far… I have this horrible feeling that it’s just like those “great organizational things” […]

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“white paper” by Dreambox’s Tim Hudson

June 26, 2015

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It’s June 26 2015 and there are rainbows everywhere.   Well, not outside —  there’s no sun at all and we’ve had probably an inch of rain (but I got in 33 miles first!  128 to go for 1000 in the month… )   WordPress has imposed one on top of the screen… And I […]

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Compare and contrast

June 25, 2015

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So Student A comes down in a minor frenzy.  “It’s CRUNCH TIME!”   Her teacher had given them an assignment that was due at noon, and it was 10:15.   She was in a panic; she wasn’t good at this; she remembered this article because she was having to take this class again; she’d [insert litany […]

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The video is out there!

June 23, 2015

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https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/media/%28FSI+Best+in+Track%21%29+Finding%2C+Creating+and+Integrating+Open+Educational+Resources+into+Courses/1_hch01pd0/29726161 There she be.   I’ve watched parts of it — looks like me :-0  ! Just had a student drop in who needs to review for the assessment… who was in my Java course.  So we regaled each other with appreciative remembrances of things like *good schedules* and having everything online where you could […]

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User-friendly?

June 22, 2015

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So, I’ve gone over to Canvas and perused the visual layout, and signed up for another course just to see an example of course layout. I’m feeling utterly clueless about the visual layout — that Graphical User INterface thing that the people who are supposed to be good at this stuff struggle with.  The examples […]

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Back in the saddle again!

June 22, 2015

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Spent last week riding around Illinois and mostly not looking at computers, tho’ I brought my Transformer and it was handy that night at Carl Sandburg College for scoping out weather and maps and what have you. Time to dive back into the Stuff of Math.   There are summer courses happening but it’s pretty […]

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