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Ne-e-xt!

December 21, 2011

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Okay, the mic was a little close on this one so you’ll get sibilance. The file is a big honker at over 2 MB. So fund me for making this right, alright? 🙂 This is where I left off from the Camtasia movies about integers, which are MP4 files (and also big), which I linked […]

animations?

December 21, 2011

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Welp, it seems that if I’m narrating things, I can’t also have animations that happen in sequence, and I can’t even say “appear five seconds after the slide starts.” I’ll see about making a whole lot of slides… that’s what animation is anyway, right (and might be what the program is doing)? I overheard a […]

Scoop.it?

December 21, 2011

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Got a little traffic yesterday from a common-core-mathematics “curator” link at “scoop.it.” Reckon I picked the right tags? Wondering today about whether anybody does individualized assessments of people’s math skills beyond sticking a paper or computer in front of ’em and having them crank out computations or answer word problems (and then making grand assumptions […]

Powerpoint, narrated

December 20, 2011

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Whereas, I submitted a proposal to present about using easy-to-get technology for making math lessons (“TLC on the Beach” — adult literacy — and it was accepted, I now have to do that. (I haven’t secured the funding for it yet, so it’s still a maybe, but “lead presenters” don’t have to pay for registration […]

PIngback

December 14, 2011

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(Just to note that I miss when nobody had figured out the Mass Quantity aspects of the Internet, so that if you punched in something silly, you’d get… oh, something silly, not something that some algorithm had manipulated.) Ridiculously busy helping folks get into finals *and* linking people to the Modumath online trial. The two […]

“the six talk”

December 6, 2011

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Dry, sardonic comment from across table: “You don’t want to have to have the six talk.” Pause for the spontaneous giggles. “Six is evil, demonic, the devil’s spawn.” It’s the Big Factoring Practice Packet time… about 200 problems… and I was explaining that if the last number is six, you have to be very careful […]

Downside of calculators.

December 5, 2011

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I don’t want to ban calculators at all — just as with reading accommodations, don’t let lack of one skill (especially but not exclusively a rote one) keep you from accessing another skill (especially but not exclusively a conceptual one). However, don’t stop developing the skills you lack. Two experiences today speaking to hazards of […]