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My resolution

July 28, 2011

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I hereby resolve… to get ten of these done, that I might ask the school to purchase the software. Except that here at school, where I’ve got a sweet and wide monitor, I can’t seem to find a setting that doesn’t get me the “your screen resolution is too high!” message. C’mon… I did *find* […]

Absolutely!

July 26, 2011

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So, I’m going to do a quick “absolute value” camtasia (ack! my days are so numbered already! but I can bip down to version 5 and go across the hall to teh school’s versions…) It occurred to me to have “translation” flashcards for those who benefit from that (as well as online practice in that […]

Plug it in…

July 22, 2011

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… so, the most recent masterpiece… welp, I must not have plugged the mic in ’cause I can barely hear me. Just did it again and attempted to import the quiz from the other file. CRASH!!!!

Exploratory Direct Instruction

July 22, 2011

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Usually, anti-DI stuff doesn’t make much of an impression on me. I expected the same from this article at Slate.com saying that preschool shouldn’t be like school and specifically challenging the edicts that federally funded pre-schools have more direct instruction. After all, I don’t teach pre-school, so I expected to agree, to a point… and […]

Visuals, Visuals!!

July 21, 2011

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So… I’m thinking about visuals – not really all the way, since it’s still how I’m visually displaying symbols and icons, not concrete real STUFF… but give me time! I’m going to do a separate “what’s a number sentence all about” unit and more fully develop that concept. My thinking is that if somebody leaps […]

Recovered file…

July 18, 2011

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… Okay, Camtasia found and recoverd the file… uploaded it to Here  – it’s still almost mortally wounded because a: the cursor has a yellow highlight around it all the time and b: it’s tensely fast. Oh, I pause in between the vocal bursts, but they are tense vocal bursts. (This is probably what happens […]

I just don’t get Camtasia

July 18, 2011

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So, I thought, I’ll bright and early upload the project taht yes, I *did* take to “produce and share” THursday. It’s not there. I kid you not.   The project is not there. Now, I have spent most of the weekend misplacing things and hunting them down, so I’m not entirely surprised.  The flogging mouse and […]