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Learning from students again ;)

March 28, 2013

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     So, groping along in codecademy… but I had already witnessed that one of my students plowing through ALEKS had the habit of meticulously copying how each kind of problem was done so she could refer back to it.   Happily, I can cut and paste chunks of code to a text document, add […]

Day 3 and four

March 27, 2013

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Note to self:   check email on those days off!   Friday and Monday college was closed (for spring break/public safety tactical training and Foot Of Snow, respectively, which is down to about two inches today ’cause that late March sun is a heck of a lot stronger than the dead of winter one, which […]

Day2 continued

March 25, 2013

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hypothesis being tested:   that I can and should make the simple stuff automatic before even trying to do anything. So I’m going to get a mess of “points” and “badges” at codecademy. I already got 59 points today (and a special badge for 50 points in the same day)… we’ll see whether I can […]

httpRequest…

March 25, 2013

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So I got inspired to spend oh, two weeks going back to JavaScript to see about making some simple quizzes.   I found nifty stuff with Jquery but I figure I’d have to figure out AJAX too, to do it right… and JSON and JQuery and… … and I can’t get even the most basickest […]

Spring Break’s Almost Over

March 21, 2013

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… and mostly it’s been One MOre Week of wandering around in cyberspace on tutorials and what have you between helping out the handful of students so industrious that they spent as much as 10 hours in this room plowing through math problems of various kinds. Still lookin’ for traction … but it’s out there, […]

Texas and Algebra II

March 19, 2013

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an article in the HOuston Chronicle describes debating whether or not Algebra II should be required for high school graduation. It’s the usual… but so far the *most* popular comment is the one that says “I was one of the punks that thought I would never use algebra in the real world. I was wrong.”  (21 […]

Story line, story line

March 14, 2013

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… it’s not a two blogger day at all; I’ve been doin’ surfing and tweeting and the concept of having a story involved in learning keeps coming up… and making the activity itself be reasonably fun.   (However, the essay about the fun could be interpreted as meaning that okay, if the activity isn’t fun, […]