OER course winding down

April 1, 2015


… semester is winding *up* and it’s busy in here.   I am utterly stumped by what we’re supposed to do with our “Moodle Shell course,” but figure it’s time to actually build my lessons. Integrating OER and interactive online stuff into an online course is challenging, though.   If I send people over to […]

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Your average nerds

March 28, 2015


I’ve got a couple of students who have declared themselves to be nerds. They like to work at things until they get them right; they like to explore things a little more than necessary.   One of them puts language flourishes into essays when no, they aren’t *necessary.*  This is English 101… if it’s correct […]

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The New Guy, stackOverflow, etc

March 27, 2015


I found a detailed review of my new computer and oh, it has a “hard drive,” not solid state, so it’s not an UltraBook.   The reviewer also said it wasn’t up to real multitasking and … it looks like that’s true.   (It’s an Asus i3 “Flip” notebook that ran me $530.)   I’m […]

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Attempted Embed!

March 23, 2015


Will attempt to figure out how to embed powerpoints — they have properly uploaded.   Right now they’re not quite worth sharing at all :) Quiet “spring break” but yes, did have several students come by.   Now to head home and Mess with Moodle.

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Real Numbers (Natural ones) Rock

March 18, 2015


Trying to get slope intercept form of an equation and the student asks me what gives me the mathematical right to move that five x to the other side. So I explained about equality… doin’ the same thing to both sides means they’re still the same… but that is a little extra abstract… so I […]

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Duly observing:

March 17, 2015


I posted to twitter a list of links to some of my commentaries on the Khan Academy via a “shared GOogle Doc.”  There are, according to Google, 15 viewers of the doc.  There was a request for “sources” about Khan Academy and the details weren’t specific. THere are, however, *no* clicks through to my blog. […]

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Step by step…

March 16, 2015


Welp… telling myself that yes, it’s past mid-term and yes, I *know* I have informed all students every single time that if the online math doesn’t work, leave Explorer and go to Firefox or Chrome.   However, for students in Anxious Survival mode, that is exactly the kind of detail that will. not. stick. That […]

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