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It depends

May 26, 2015

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I know “learning styles” is No Longer Cool To Talk About, though those same people probably wouldn’t say “no, everybody learns the same way.”   I guess as long as “style” isn’t in the discussion… … and I’m thinking when going over my presentation that this is an example of efficiency being paramount.   I […]

Tedious passwords

May 25, 2015

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So I went to a site for COABE (adult ed) resources.   I get a neat link to a thing about prepping for the new high school equivalency tests, which are no longer limited to the GED but which all are harder and have lots of obstacles to passing that only serve as obstacles to […]

Rewards and habits

May 25, 2015

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http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2015/05/22/407947554/how-do-you-motivate-kids-to-stop-skipping-school This article is about a school that gave rewards for attendance.   It worked for a lot of kids for the 38 days that it ran.  Unlike how things usually go around here, the school folks didn’t just get their publicity folks out to announce and applaud the improvement; they looked at what happened […]

Really really really almost there!

May 23, 2015

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The links in powerpoint Powerpoint I need to figure out the best “handout” to have; it could be a one pager with The MOst IMportant STuff and a link to the details, online.  It could be a shortened version of the powerpoint (with lots of the photographs removed) along with the links list, which is […]

OER and OER again

May 17, 2015

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Wishing Icould have hopped into the webinar about communitycolleges and OER — they’ve fixed the date (“Wednesday May 14” — so when I went there on the 14th, it was already over…having happened on Wednesday the 13th… ) I have watched the videos created by my nephew for assignments in 9th grade. It’s nice to […]

coursera coolness

May 13, 2015

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I might just hang in there for this one — the University of Maryland App Development Course via Coursera.   Week one has me going into GitHub and … I’m hoping he tells me how (specific to the assignment that I just peeked at before I watched the movie) in the movie I haven’t watched. […]

just because I’m distractable doesn’t mean I

May 12, 2015

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Coursera emailed a recommended course in making apps. You can’t find out stuff like “okay, what is the course really about” without signing up so I did. It says I’ll need to know Java .(encouraging — I don’t want the ‘easy app maker, plug your pieces in!’ thing) .. and Coursera will give me free […]