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Canvas Mooc

February 27, 2016


I’m taking a MOOC on Canvas where they know my real name ūüôā ¬† and… it’s the second week and I have to decide whether or not to take it as it is “written” — to require 2-3 hours per week — or … what it needs to do it justice, which is double that, […]

Snow Day!

February 24, 2016


  Yes, the stuff that was on the literal radar but not the media radar has come charging forth and is swirling and dumping wet snow. ¬†Tractor trailer is all over median strip on the Interstate to the west, power lines closing lanes elsewhere. I still just *might* gear up and take the Gazelle out […]

It’s an algorithm thing x 2

February 22, 2016


First, weather: ¬† we have no “special weather statements” up. ¬† Weekend temps were springlike – fifties! ¬†Today 45! ¬† Sunny and beautiful!! ¬† The front page of “weather channel” has niceness today and tomorrow… tomorrow night: ¬† Rain/Wind Late. I know what I’d be thinking. ¬† Might be wet Wednesday. ¬†Find raingear. (Not umbrella […]

It’s a privilege thing.

February 22, 2016


Okay, it’s really, really hard to explain privilege to people who have it. They even, I think, want to understand it. I think this example almost quantifies it. So this friend of mine is taking a course that’s been *really* demanding the first¬†two¬†weeks. ¬† Gobs of reading, interactives, discussions, stuff to write (and from what […]

ants on the beach, NOT.

February 18, 2016


Saw this nifty thing in Edutopia: ¬† It’s rather in contrast to one of the videos in the MOOC on ed tech I’m dabbling in, where a guy extolled “cognitive tutors” and stated that learners follow the same path, if a complex one (and, oh, that nobody has time to actually hone tutoring skills so […]

MTBoS and conferences

February 15, 2016


I watch Christopher Woodin’s videos and have copies of his books about teaching math in structured, multisensory ways to “whole to part” learners… and I “follow” him on twitter, tho’ his singular tweet was the kind of tweet you make at a faculty meeting or conference session when they show you what that Twitter thing […]

Windows. Yeah.

February 11, 2016


I shoudl probably go ahead and “Download Windows 10” because Windows 8.1 really, really stinks. Yes, if I save a Word file, I have to standon my head and do contortions to prevent it dumping out into “OneDrive,” which sometimes I can access, and sometimes I can’t. I really want to find website files on […]