#OpenEd17

October 13, 2017

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Tweetdeck is working nicely, so I can follow the tweets at the Open Education conference in Anaheim. Do I wish I were there?   Sort of. I realized that the feeling I get in those hotels at conferences is very similar to how I would feel when I’d drive my car to work:  like so much […]

Fault-resistant education

October 12, 2017

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Not sure what reminded me of it, but when I made myself get on the bike at lunch because it wasn’t actually raining…  I remembered that inspiring video of Uri Treisman (Hello, at NCTM… )   and his plea that we should design education as the space program designed its hardware (at least back before Microsoft made […]

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#OpenEd17

October 12, 2017

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Okay, right this minute I’m wishing I were in Anaheim at the Open Ed conference. On the other hand, *all* the sessions with connection to adult ed happen today and pretty much the main thrust of things is administrative, not pedagogy — and I might have missed the tweet about a Geogebra applet that does […]

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Retrieval Practice

October 8, 2017

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Hmmm…. I remember the interview this article talks about (I’m sure I blogged about it). Essentially — retrieval practice really is good for learning, no REALLY. Here’s what this means for teachers: When we teach something once, then want to do something else to help students learn it better, instead of just reviewing the content, we’re much […]

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“math gap” II

October 6, 2017

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“market brief” from EdWeek  about … math skills compared to other developing countries. No, it’s not good… and the very last thing is interesting, too… I’m trying to parse it out. For U.S. adults in their 20’s, score gaps in literacy and numeracy between individuals with a high school degree and non-graduates were far wider […]

Wow, atom

October 6, 2017

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SLAMMED today, and it’s Thursday!  (Usually the quietest day b/c MWF and MTWF classes predominate).   Yes, the ‘cognitive entropy’ and general ‘tension’ level goes up 😦  😦   So a student or two … went elsewhere… while a couple of others read each moment and asked questions when I could answer them. Whilst our Math Literacy […]

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Innovation quote

October 5, 2017

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As is cool to say in the vernacular:   This.   IT’s from May hackededucation.com  and it includes this paragraph: One culture values openness and collaboration and inquiry and exploration and experimentation. The other has adopted a couple of those terms and sprinkled them throughout its marketing copy, while promising scale and efficiency and cost-savings benefits. One […]

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