Browsing All Posts published on »January, 2015«

Capitalism & Charity & Apple Products.

January 30, 2015

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Kyle Pearce makes some truly awesome little videos … and rightfully extols the virtues of the products he uses. Oh, so does Tessa Torowski who was at the OER-STEMT training — check out this “Fungus” film 🙂  I’m sticking with Powerpoint, thank you, and apps and what have you will be Android base.   People […]

Back in the saddle again :)

January 29, 2015

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25 mph ++ winds so I was doing some leaning on the open parts, but I got to greet my peeps on the ride in to work… and tho’ I was running late my initial calendar entry said I would be out today (I subsequently found a late plane). Dreamed on the way in of… […]

OER OER OER

January 28, 2015

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(Note to self:   find accessibility info for online stuff and share, if it isn’t already). In D.C.   It’s cold but no blizzard 🙂   Being given enough STUFF to begin to really dive into creating a course. In that standard “how in the world am I going to block out time to do […]

math that makes sense vs. math assignments…

January 22, 2015

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So the man is telling me that what he’s doing has to be right, because … well, he was following what that other problem looked like. They’re solving quadratics with factoring, and he’s copying dutifully and plugging in the different numbers in roughly the same place, hoping it comes out right, hoping he passes the […]

Hours? Extra hours?

January 20, 2015

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Last semester things were consistently quiet from 4-6 on Monday and Tuesday. Alas, even if one person is here that usually means they ask more questions; it’s not a linear relationship between number of students and time I have at the desk. Still, I’m caught up on the OER-STEM things … and I’m going to […]

Time for a ride! Holidays at the desk…

January 19, 2015

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I *did* get a video done explaining those negative problems that ALEKS has that knock the students out. There are things I like about ALEKS — this isn’t one of them. -45 Let’s put the most confusing elements of integer addition and subtraction all together, and then *add* a bit of language complexity. Students have […]

adobe….

January 15, 2015

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Okay, I’ll give this four more minutes because… people are humans.   Maybe some of ’em are really trying to figure this out (I’ve gotten twitter messages asking about things from an instructor of the Digital Creativity course Adobe’s doing.) Okay, it’s more than four minutes.  I *hope* I can get this out there and […]