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Information, please

February 27, 2017

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(yes, I’m that old — okay, old enough to know what it is, tho’ I wasn’t alive while the radio show existed. We did have some books of math stories edited by Clifton Fadiman, though…)   http://www.infoplease.com/spot/iphistory.html ) I’m awash in fascinating information.   Moderately busy in here but gaps for doing the … oh, half […]

Github in the news

February 26, 2017

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I’ve occasionally posted about the frustrations of getting all excited about the openness of GitHub … with the extreme challenge of figuring it out and having time to do that stuff. Well, the trend seems to be shifting.   THere was an article earlier in the year, claiming people should get into GitHub and giving […]

Professional Development Day!

February 23, 2017

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Wherein I have watched the “Open Pedagogy” webinar from OpenOregon.org, wherein the participants discuss having students *create* “open” content in courses.   (First off is the caveat that no! this isn’t appropriate for everything! and there’s much discussion of the need for careful planning and leaving room for privacy and diverse student needs.) I’d love […]

FLOE and I

February 22, 2017

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I’m perusing accessibility and OER.   No surprise that while the definition of ‘diversity’ in learning includes cognitive issues, the overwhelming majority of the actual “things you can do to help” address vision and hearing issues and the stuff that’s legally required. Not always! This slideshare show  posted by Una Daly, current director of Communit […]

Mebbe small vic’try subtracting fractions borrowing?

February 21, 2017

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ALEKS  problem:   subtracting with common denominator with renaming.   Student:   no idea.   (Also non-native speaker so might have ideas w/0 language to express that I’d understand.)   ALEKS’ explanation involved renaming 4 2/9 as 3 + 1 + 2/9 = 3 + 9/9 + 2/9 and … since it’s all just stuck […]

One More Thing!

February 21, 2017

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I really have to bug outta here to sing but… given “Concrete-Representational-Abstract” and basic math and adults, I think it totally lends itself to students *making* OER examples of assorted concepts, especially when things actually “click.”

In between the windows

February 21, 2017

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Still stalled on the Modumath course — if we have to rewrite the path to  all. those. images…. well… tho’ it would be so much better to organize them into proper folders and have the path make sense. In the meantime, I’ve done a little combination of our current face-to-face basic class and the LumenLearning […]

New week!

February 20, 2017

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It’s just before midterms in the tutoring lab so I’ve got a fair number of people… who are working basically independently.   I’ll get new folks after midterm’s reality check, but oh! minutes of low demand on the brain are nice 🙂 Time to get my “three things added to the facts quiz sequence” that […]

Today’s rabbit hole :)

February 19, 2017

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Okay, I’ll go out for a real bike ride today ’cause it’s in the sixties… but for this window I’m going to just go out and survey what colleges are doing in developmental mathematics.  AS in:   What are people looking for? I’m recalling the research at the school where the teachers needed to be […]

Books!

February 18, 2017

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Still looking for my copy of “Becoming the Math Teacher you Wish You Had” — and unable to figure out why I can’t get into Kindle to read it that way since I paid for both. My copy of “Lower Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy” arrived yesterday.   Page […]