Browsing All Posts published on »January, 2016«

Fortune Cookie

January 30, 2016


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

Instructional design

January 29, 2016


  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


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


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


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


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


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 […]