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MyOpenMath

July 31, 2016

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So, I signed up for it already … and a huge piece of ickiness in math is … having to wade through “how to enter complicated stuff” before you even get to anything. I might recommend to students that they skip it.   I’m looking at the “PreAlgebra” course which, by the way, gets only […]

Diving into canvas…

July 31, 2016

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there’s your mangled metaphor… hope it’s not apt. I”m going to test out being in the “https://canvas.instructure.com/courses/1048084”  course:   contributing to canvas commons.   I’ve spent very little time exploring Canvas up ’til now. I’ve joined several communities:   Open Education (78 members), Instructional Design (about 1700), Math on Canvas (123 members) and Accessibility (191). […]

Herding Cats

July 31, 2016

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Actually I’m pretty good at that…  better than I am at nailing down possibilities long enough to turn them into realities. My “manipulate integers with your fingers” app is “published!”   as Beta — but it seems you have to be in google, and I don’t know how far, to actually test it at https://play.google.com/apps/testing/net.resourceroom.auntjamesintegers  .   […]

wine and blog :)

July 29, 2016

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I sipped wine and skimmed the last 5 years of blogging. Alas, it didn’t really help with my “what was I doing, when?”  as much as I’d hoped.   I did find the elusive video of “counting stick multiplication” per https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXdHGBfoqfw  (I hadn’t been able to find it from memory). … and oh, my, I miss […]

Why gamification isn’t “making it too easy”

July 27, 2016

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For successful students, school already *is* a game you figure out, and grades are your badges.   The more you expect success, the harder you’re willing to fight for it. The priority should be figuring out how to make the badges ‘reward’ appropriate things (so… that cut and paste powerpoint that worked in high school […]

COABE

July 26, 2016

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…. the Adult Basic Ed conference is in Coronado Springs Disney in Florida. Do you have any idea how very, very much more likely I want to go to a conference in  say, Richmond, Virginia?   (Gee, any coincidence that a conference on open education would be at a location that’s a little more … […]

Wide open?

July 26, 2016

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BrightSpace / D2L did a showing of their conference ‘keynote’ and … I was spared the cringeworthy “camp” theme of Canvas LEarning with coonskin hat.   The talk itself was not so interesting and the movie re-started at one point, and then it cut off before it was over (so prob’ly it was set to […]