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But this distraction was special!

June 30, 2015

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Well, it was.  I’ve been thinking, “I don’t read enough!” http://archive.ncsa.illinois.edu/prajlich/forster.html — written (so it says!)  in 1909.  It surely doesn’t feel like that.  It’s about “The Machine” and an environment destroyed by deforestation. Okay, also http://www.newvisions.org/blog/entry/algebra-as-a-gatewaykeeper-to-post-secondary-success  — which includes “Transition to Algebra is a classroom resource that approaches algebra instruction differently. Instead of focusing on the […]

COMPASS

June 30, 2015

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Welp, I heard the Compass test is going away… but I had an appointment so I took it anyway. Reading test — they haven’t changed much.   I did *not* take the advice on the screen and read the questions before I read the passage for the answers.   Takeaways:   remember that it’s asking […]

That “turn off the internet thing”

June 29, 2015

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Seems every time I try, then I have a question to ask Dr. Google or Dr. StackOverflow… And it meant I got to eavesdrop on an ISTE session that used Google Hangouts, Twitter and a TodaysMeet.com/DTTISTE … the sesssion was basically posting “How can we use digital stuff?”  and getting lots of <120 character responses.   THere […]

GitHub adventures…

June 28, 2015

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Taking a break from Camtasia to … see if I can figure out this “GitHub” thing.   It’s supposed to be this wonderful help for organizing things and keeping track of versions, which is a challenge for me … but so far… I have this horrible feeling that it’s just like those “great organizational things” […]

“white paper” by Dreambox’s Tim Hudson

June 26, 2015

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It’s June 26 2015 and there are rainbows everywhere.   Well, not outside —  there’s no sun at all and we’ve had probably an inch of rain (but I got in 33 miles first!  128 to go for 1000 in the month… )   WordPress has imposed one on top of the screen… And I […]

Compare and contrast

June 25, 2015

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So Student A comes down in a minor frenzy.  “It’s CRUNCH TIME!”   Her teacher had given them an assignment that was due at noon, and it was 10:15.   She was in a panic; she wasn’t good at this; she remembered this article because she was having to take this class again; she’d [insert litany […]

The video is out there!

June 23, 2015

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https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/media/%28FSI+Best+in+Track%21%29+Finding%2C+Creating+and+Integrating+Open+Educational+Resources+into+Courses/1_hch01pd0/29726161 There she be.   I’ve watched parts of it — looks like me :-0  ! Just had a student drop in who needs to review for the assessment… who was in my Java course.  So we regaled each other with appreciative remembrances of things like *good schedules* and having everything online where you could […]