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Fortune Cookie

January 30, 2016

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“Use your abilities at this time to stay focused on your goal. You will succeed.” Now, if only I *had* abilities to stay focused ūüôā Sitting at Peking Garden last night (before getting the fortune cookie ūüėČ I figured out that in lieu of figuring out how to put and take things from a layout, […]

Instructional design

January 29, 2016

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  Just watched this movie about “Research-based principles for multimedia learning.” ¬†I got lots of great info from it, but several times I wished the comments section were open because, oh my, YOUR IVORY TOWER IS SHOWING. ¬† (Of course, in your ivory tower, you don’t care about things like comments!) He blithely states that […]

Rediscovering :)

January 28, 2016

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Oh, my, that even embedded!!! These are movies from Landmark School… CHris Woodin has awesome materials and methods. ¬† It’s also **really** helpful to me to watch real teaching videos because I tend to accelerate, and these remind me what to be watching for to set my teaching pace. If students don’t have time to […]

Hyperactive Online Education

January 28, 2016

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The idea is evolving. ¬†Actually, one version is fairly do-able: ¬† tie arithmetic questions about a game score to a game. ¬†So, when you’re doing whatever “sport” with your Wii… you practice some arithmetic skill with some kind of data from your activity. Still, I like the hooking up the course content to exercise machines […]

Cognitive accessibility

January 24, 2016

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Contemplating what this is. ¬† Is it watering things down? ¬†Well, yes, in a way. ¬† It’s more like the “watering up” idea… or ¬†more like breaking things down — but building them up. It’s starting with basic concepts and taking the time to build the concepts, include the language that we use to think […]

No, *this* is the app I need :)

January 22, 2016

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Riding in this morning I was reflecting on the really frustrated student yesterday. ¬† The problems were “order of operations” problems so they had 5 or 6 steps and if he did them piece. ¬†by. ¬† piece. ¬† he’d lose a detail and if he did ’em in his head he’d drop a sign or […]

SHould this be a quick or slow post?

January 21, 2016

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Yesterday I found to my delight that the designers of the course I’d signed up for posted videos of their planning meetings online. It seems, however, from watching them, that the course I¬†signed up for ¬†to “design and develop” open educational resources (OER) for adult education will be pretty heavy on the “find available OER […]

Learning with power

January 19, 2016

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ALEKS has the students doing “order of operations” and powers of ten in the pre-algebra course this week. ¬†My early bird to the lab had 17 more “pieces of pie” for this week when I walked by — pretty excellent since they have all week to do them. ¬† Finishing them opens up access to […]

Oh, that larnin’ curve…

January 19, 2016

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This is one of those days when I really wish I had a friend who was an expert at this. ¬† I can’t call the last hour wasted — and maybe it was two hours, and that’s relatively cheap — but it could have been significantly shorter. Yes, I already knew that my layouts couldn’t […]

Too hard for us — leave it to the kids?

January 19, 2016

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I understand the punctuated equilibrium and the divergent evolution happening with mobile app development. ¬†THere is incredible potential for amazing things to happen even with simple apps. ¬†The “the phone video is rolling and being sent live to…” for when one is capturing certain kinds of things in action? ¬†Yuppers! Still, ¬†I weary of reading […]