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Making Quizzes

November 30, 2016

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… and reading my Twitter feed. From Andrew Gael:    https://thelearningkaleidoscope.files.wordpress.com/2016/04/students-with-disabilities-can-do-math-shareable.pdf   “Students with disabilities can do math.” Amen !  HOwever,   we also know that they don’t do so well in a lot of real classroom & life situations, where teachers don’t have the resources and/or training (and/or expectations)  to facilitate developing those concepts — and […]

REverse psychology

November 30, 2016

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So I’m getting all these “#givingTuesday” things and my thought is, “oh, you’ll get lots of donations from people who go for that stuff! You don’t need mine!” IT does make me ponder just how much pull there is to hashtags, etc, by normal people.  Can we use it to pull people into learning?

BOring ramble about learnign Canvas

November 29, 2016

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Going to try to get a bunch of quizzes done to make a “mastery path.”   Since I’m learning both things, I’m confident I’ll need a total do-over anyway… … oh, REMEMBER:   Make quizzes *in a bank* not a quiz if you want to re-use them!   Otherwise you have to export the whole […]

Holidays

November 26, 2016

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🙂   A few minutes here and there mucking about with Canvas… for the LAST WEEK of the class. 11 hour drive …I like the Nissan Versa NOte.   Small, and the features I want without the weird ones.   Well, okay, I’d have liked an “Auto” for the headlights (and stick shift). Good space […]

#MTBOS

November 22, 2016

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Yes, distracted by the twittersphere again… a new person I’m following posted a neat little poster listing six strategies for tutoring / studying.   What?  The secrets, revealed???  With videos at http://www.learningscientists.org/videos ?? !.   Use concrete examples to understand abstract ideas (“concrete examples”) 2.   Combine words & visuals (“dual coding”) 3.  Explain & describe […]

Hard-easy vs. easy-hard

November 18, 2016

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https://twitter.com/doctorwhy tweeted a poster about studying questions … ten blocks of ten questions, ranked from easy to hard. If people started w/ the hard questions, all the questions were deemed hard.   If they started w/ the easy ones, the students rated the questions as … gradually getting harder. Hmmm…   more evidence of the advantages […]

Math on the edge

November 18, 2016

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https://mathontheedge.wordpress.com/2016/11/18/one-what/  Sigh, I *need* to be working on the Canvas project.  (I need to find my *&* wallet.) Still, watching these videos of students thinking and processing is so affirming.   HEre’s you’re PhD project, people:   interview (or hypnotize) students who score poorly on these college math assessment tests. Find out just how many […]