Browsing All Posts published on »April, 2012«

Dyslexic authors again

April 29, 2012

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I think I like days this long. Feelslike being alive 🙂 I put up my “rough draft 3” which still sucks hind teat on a barren possum but learning curves are like that. Rode out in the 15 … no, it only said that on the weather channel, it was closer to 20… mph winds. […]

Time management

April 28, 2012

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… impossible to tell whether this is wasted time or not, trying to do the non-mathy part of the project. Um, the stoopid simple process for grabbing the important part of the image is still … evading me. So there’s white around my rolling pin. Still, I think I’m taking advantage of it Being An […]

The Educational Video Craze

April 27, 2012

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So, Ed Ted, or is it Ted Ed, and MIT are putting it “out there” and encouraging people to post their videos or nominate others… I ‘nominated’ my absolute value video just to see what happens.

more exploding brains

April 27, 2012

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Projects are due next THursday, but then it’s time to plan how to apply skills acquired and resources available to Make Something Amazing Happen. I ordered “Design for how people LEarn ” because the little cartoons over at http://usablelearning.wordpress.com/ are so inspiring. So much of “content area expert” stuff applies to math teachers. There’s a […]

quarter note, half note

April 25, 2012

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http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2012/04/using-musical-notes-to-teach-fractions/ Multisensory 🙂

Watering down…

April 23, 2012

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… So… I perused over to connexions, which I stumbled over on Facebook, so I must have “liked” it, so I got the video with our church choir’s horn player in it, mentioned as an example of somebody who could just plunk out a text, and get a few million hits. Suh-weet 😉 I’m again […]

Exposure isn’t teaching, surprise!

April 23, 2012

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http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2012/04/20/29aera.h31.html ( Guess what? If students are struggling, but you give them algebra earlier, they do worse, not better in the course and further along. D’oh! You’d think that concepts built on each other or something! Mastering algebra is a “gateway” — but that silly word mastery… how inconvenient! Ze brain is coming up with […]