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anti math people ism?

July 31, 2012

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http://www.teachforamerica.org/blog/cut-sal-khan-and-khan-academy-some-slack Here is yet another person saying that as far as he could tell, the critiques of SK are nitpicking. Now, is that based on anything?  Does he say, “I watched N videos and they seemed accurate to me?”  Can he back up what he says?  Well, no… but that’s not important. Does he say, […]

Uploaded! Mtt2k is in …

July 30, 2012

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Not sayin’ I don’t reserve the right to edit and update, but my #mtt2k is up there. www.youtube.com/watch?v=17aDeIvY1MM   I tweeted thusly but didn’t get nearly the attention that http://drtae.org/am-i-a-world-class-pool-player-or-what/  did…   as far as a direct hit on the “logic” of Khan followers, he nailed it. I didn’t put Miss Conception in there… The world […]

easily encouraged…

July 27, 2012

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… I’m still hitting obstacles and inanities — the “okay, the first fifteen times I did this, it worked, and now it doesn’t — WHY?~? — and no, I don’t know another way”  thing… but now, twice, within a minute I’ve figured out why it didn’t work and what to do about it.   (No. I […]

story

July 26, 2012

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   Happens that a student, just about closing time, asked about writing fanfiction, andthat she had lots of ideas to write about but wanted to make it happen. I told her about nanowrimo – National Novel Writing Month, an online community effort to inspire people to write 50,000 words in November.    On my ride […]

Affirmation

July 25, 2012

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…. the Washington Post has a guest blog from Karim Kai Ani about the Khan Academy and its hype. (http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/post/khan-academy-the-hype-and-the-reality/2012/07/23/gJQAuw4J3W_blog.html#pagebreak )  … and people are fervently defending KA, even aside from the Typical Trollposters. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that so many people really think that helping people Survive Math HOmework and Get Finished […]

Inspiration ;)

July 24, 2012

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So, I’m doing this tedious stuff … the “return on my investment’ is pretty low… but I do have a talking robot 😉    At times I start questioning the value of this *ton* of time … that isn’t even for a math video, really — it’s the spoofy part I’m working on… and it’s rankly […]

David Combs

July 21, 2012

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David Combs

It was most excellent to see David, dropping in to say hello on the Tuesday ride.