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“Oer Misunderstandings” Hechinger Report

September 29, 2017

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Goal:  Non-tangential Blog Titles 🙂 Three Misunderstandings about Open Educational Resources  — HOoray for not calling them “myths” 🙂 First — that the main benefit it saving money.   Okay, sorry guys but this quote is laughable: “In reality, every district we know approaches open educational resources with a single goal: to accelerate student learning […]

Canvas up and down

September 28, 2017

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So I visited Canvas b/c hey, I could get a new badge about “rogues”  and — they actually, at their conference, had a lively discussion of users who aren’t employees or anything, but just contribute a lot and answer a lot of questions.   (Some had fewer user points than I do, but … asking […]

Sometimes the tech is the problem.

September 28, 2017

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Student comes in who needs to work on homework.  In the old days, they could have gotten out the stuff and done it. Since student can’t remember password and doesn’t have phone to have it send him a code, so there’s nothing to be done. Student goes home. Sigh, and *now* I remember that hey, […]

NROC webinar

September 26, 2017

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A good one!     It was not about the magnificent shiny tools… it was about getting a team together and using the tools and involving the students in the process.   First — yes, in the two years they’ve been doing it, math “MAP” scores (I infer a standardized assessment of your skills) have gone […]

Must resist~

September 25, 2017

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Noted on Twitter that Eureka Math tweeted that parents might need support and replied about my Friday experience (thinking they might have read it since I tagged it).   I hope they hire somebody to engage the parents who maybe aren’t in New York  in those support materials. I’m even wondering whether one of the […]

Future students, eureka math

September 23, 2017

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A person interested in prepping for the assessment came in… and the “I can’t help my kids do their homework!” comment happened.   “They don’t have a text! HOw are we supposed to help them?”   They would just go on the INternet and “Google the answers, but that’s not very good,” (and yes, usually […]

Language, language…

September 22, 2017

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I was in full “beat head against wall” with adding integers with a student. ALEKS showed the problem 14.151 + (-27.345)  or something like that.   Its first “explanation” step said to do this: 27.345 – 14.151 My student wanted to know why the signs had changed.   I’m reasonably positive that the idea that […]