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October 14, 2011

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The International Dyslexia Association devoted an entire _Perspectives_ quarterly to math difficulties. They also have rather generous permissions policies, so as a member, I have contrived to change the PDF to html, open it with SeaMonkey and edit it, and even add my own annotations in green. It is at http://www.resourceroom.net/math/perspectives_dyslexia_mathweb.html I am duly pondering […]

Mindshift

October 14, 2011

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…that would be http://mindshift.kqed.org; found it via diigo, which is a daily email of links people find, which I haven’t actually been able to figure out. I signed up thinking it was a place to share links, and I guess the sources that show up on those daily lists are sharing, but I don’t know […]

Reading Numeracy still…

October 13, 2011

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… and pondering just how easily a capable student is shoved off the math road into the brambles to wail and chew on stems. Adding fractions with different denominators can simply leave students lost in the details; the details are understood, but holding it all in working memory while applying it … fails, especially when […]

Gosh! Software ads aren’t objective.

October 13, 2011

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http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/09/technology/a-classroom-software-boom-but-mixed-results-despite-the-hype.html?_r=1&hp Guess what? Educational software says it’s better than it is. The first example is for math software.

More on flipped…

October 10, 2011

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http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/story/2011-10-06/flipped-classrooms-virtual-teaching/50681482/1?csp=34news&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+usatoday-NewsTopStories+%28News+-+Top+Stories%29 More on the flipped classroom — at least there’s token acknowledgement that More SLower Lecture is still… lecture. There’s all kinds of research out there saying we’re cramming too much shallow stuff in there. However, what’s the rationale for flipping for that AP teacher? ” She began flipping her AP calculus classes last fall […]

“body blow” to Pell Grants

October 10, 2011

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http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2011/10/10/pell_grant_changes_to_hit_highest_earning_recipients_and_community_colleges Seems a rather large group of people won’t be darkening community college doors when this rolls around. Seems, also, that we should be able to provide alternatives. Could we have online options that would provide learning materials and feedback and community encouragement?

“goalbook” app for sped

October 10, 2011

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https://goalbookapp.com/ The absolute first thing that comes screaming into my mind is security/privacy. Posting a kiddo’s goals, etc “to” anything… personally, I’d first have to find a time and place to do it safely…

Validation

October 7, 2011

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I got a copy of _American Educator (link is to PDF)_, our teaching union’s quarterly journal. I’ve found it surprisingly solid. Front page article: “Phoenix Rising: The common core state mathematics standards could be a new beginning — if we forsake flawed student textbooks and weak teacher education.” I’ve come at this math ed through […]

movie poster time :)

October 7, 2011

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In CSC 179 I”m supposed to design a poster for a movie, using my brilliant visual skills 🙂 It’s the movie of my choosing, so it’s going to be the chimerical “Digital Divide.” I contemplated having a real divide, with sides to the right and left… but… must start drawing my horizontal ideas.

To do…

October 6, 2011

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Some things you really do just have to memorize, like the quadratic formula. I had students saying “you kill me!” when I sang it (thank you, Culpeper, for drafting me into the choir and making singing natural to me ;)) — Pop! Goes the Weasel, you know. How to make it stick though? I explained […]