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Online courses, ugh!

August 30, 2017

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Well, online courses that use Connect, anyway. Student came in for help navigating music course.   We managed to figure out how to get to the text and the specific sections — not intuitive. If you so much as blinked at the thing — or did anything else at all — you had the privilege […]

Rockford Files Lessons

August 25, 2017

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  Remember this link:  it’s the audio and handouts from an LDA conference presentation on math and learning disabilities. She does a great job of summarizing the big ideas and the need to integrate concepts and procedures.  Alas, I still need to find the research showing how the emphasis for folks in special education is […]

Open Math resources

August 23, 2017

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I’m part of a project curating Open Educational Resources for adult ed.   NCTM has an awesome site with awesome lessons on it.  Oops, too bad so sad, the terms of use  are totally “ours, ours, ours, do not fold bend or mutilate!”  (Remember those punch cards, elders?)   That approach is why I don’t care […]

First day of school!

August 21, 2017

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Worked with about 6 students… 2 or 3 new.   2 from the new “059” course for students who would have been placed in “Transition” (which classes actually didn’t fill for the first time ever, but there were other factors — school headcount down by > 100 and some won’t get in b/c we don’t […]

International Dyslexia Assoc.

August 17, 2017

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As an Orton-Gillingham trained reading specialist, I stay affiliated w/ the IDA (formerly named after Orton) so I’ve gotten their conference program.   They know how to do stuff… it’s a Big Hotel Conference that doesn’t reek of corporations.   The ads are mostly schools which have helped so many people become successful that yea, […]

Short wish

August 16, 2017

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A MOOC about “Make your own PhET Sim!”   – my tweet got response that they have pretty good documentation and the libraries are open source. Okay, I’ll bump it from “Impossible” to “Possible” in the chart but gotta go do “Necessary” first.    (

Guess it’s working…

August 16, 2017

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I consciously tuned into the “anticipation of NEW SCHOOL YEAR” vibes and… last night had a full blown anxiety dream (helped I’m sure by the horrifyingly ominous news events).   I enrolled in a full load of classes here…  got to that first one and I was supposed to hand out the day’s assignment which […]