Quiet Monday?

November 23, 2020

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Folks have been moved online so I hve no idea whether this “last 3 days before holiday” week will be busy or not. In years past I’ve had folks under “get done by holidays” deadlines (inwardly or outwardly imposed); I arrived 8:15 but nobody’s here yet 😉 As I pulled through the campus parking lot, […]

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Whew! Saturday/Sunday

November 15, 2020

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-Yes, I had 3-4 students ’til 5 (1 on zoom)… 3 zoomers, sometimes 2 at a time Friday … it’s pretty much the same people. Appalling state COVID numbers — 15,400 up from 12,800 from two other 12000 days … it went down to 11,000 ish Saturday. We shall stay open, though. If Sunshine can […]

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Excited :-)

November 10, 2020

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Okay, I *am* an optimist. I’m easily infatuated with potential. I had about a 15 minute zoom call with “UDLPartners.” They’ve got a “Name it, Frame it, Tame it” video and the plan is to have “micro PD” videos — under 3 minutes. (Yes, we already speak the same language.) So now it’s time to […]

Just sayin’

November 7, 2020

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SO there’s a lady who knows to come to the lab when the tech doesn’t work. The Chem class has this whole protein building thing … that is Flash based. She got a New Computer because the old one wouldn’t do what was needed for other software, but of course it REJECTED all things Flash. […]

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Problems I like

November 4, 2020

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Even ALEKS can have a bit low-floor high-ceiling experience. “The ratio of blue to red marbles in a bag is 5 to 8” Now, if I remember right, previous renditions went right to “if there are 39 marbles in the bag, how many are blue?” and I’d teach them how to make a chart with […]

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Antiracism and UDL

October 27, 2020

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I’m putting questions together for tomorrow’s discussion of Chapter 5: Engagement as a license to learn. I’m reminded that in 2018, CAST revised their Universal Design for LEarning Guidelines. The handy chart had looked something like this: and the more active “checklist,” like the above… The new guidelines are radically different at several levels. … […]

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Fight the acedia!

October 26, 2020

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One of my math tweeople shared this historical gem about “acedia” — a certain flavor of anxious listlessness. From it: Evagrius of Pontus included acedia among the eight trains of thought that needed to be overcome by devout Christians. Among these, acedia was considered the most insidious. It attacked only after monks had conquered the sins of […]

Khan Academy…

October 22, 2020

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“Phil on Ed Tech” interviewed Sal Khan at CanvasCon. I registered for it but couldn’t get into anything interesting so I inferred it was Big Corporate Entities talking at Big Institutions and bugged out. Wish I could remember the really cool online conference that had lounges and chat rooms and everything… Did Sal Khan think […]

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Grr!

October 14, 2020

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I’m sorry. I seriously FAIL at GitHub. I’m supposed to be able to save a version so if I mess it up I can GO BACK to it. Except whenever I “go back” …. it just pulls up THE SAME MESSED UP THING. So basically I have to go back to the last time I […]

quick thingk

October 14, 2020

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That chapter about “peer led” learning in _Failure to Disrupt_… maybe it’s what inspired me to go back to FreeCodeCamp to ask my question about how to do things to a div, when a div isn’t a variable. I ended up finding it via Google on a snarky reply telling the person asking that question […]

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