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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 […]

Rote what?

August 15, 2017

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Just sayin’  it’s a lot less frustrating cranking out the “turn that equation into MathML and tweak a few things” than it is … figuring out workarounds with the limitations of the Canvas LMS. Because it just. sucks.    The not being able to copy things whacks me down oh, every half hour or so. […]

5 questions to go…

August 15, 2017

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… but I’m getting brain stupid so I’ll jot a few things. This is “bare minimum,” but we can make this so much more adaptive! First,  the program should know how long it’s been since your last visit.   If you’ve taken a ten minute or ten hour break… okay, proceed as you were. If […]

Roller Coaster’s started!

August 14, 2017

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The “session” listening to admins tell us how it’s going to be a great year is done.   Boy-howdy, are they all 100% focused on the almighty dollar.   The positives were in terms of “we got this many dollars in grants!”  “We saved this many dollars with…”   It’s up to us to keep […]

Picture progression

August 13, 2017

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  Whereas, I searched around for nice posters, visuals, etc.  about subtracting with borrowing.   5 minus a fourth. I found lots of examples of varying degrees of appeal. All of them were all numbers and symbols.   None of them did that “concrete to abstract” transition.   In my experience (the phrase I put […]