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One more thought :)

March 30, 2019

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This blog post about corresponding angles, which *happens* to be part of the lessons I’m working on, makes me think of one of my students prepping for the assessment using ALEKS.   Give the ol’ problems where two lines cross and you do algebra to figure out x and y with angles… he often can’t remembler […]

Baseball study

March 30, 2019

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Open Up Resources posted a tweet about the “baseball study” on reading comprehension that would “blow your mind.” Well, basically people read about baseball.     “High reading ability, high background” did best w/ questions afterwards;   but “Low reading ability High Background”  did a nice chunk better than the “High reading ability, low background.” The speaker […]

Thursday ;)

March 28, 2019

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It’s quiet and just found https://www.nvaccess.org/  —  open access screen reader — because I ducked back into my altmedia email group… now back to my regularly scheduled endeavors 🙂

Recipes

March 23, 2019

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Yes, it’s Saturday morning and I”m at the computer between laundry loads, listening to “Splendid Table.”   Fellow is describing how in some cultures and times people learned to cook a thing from a person, orally… in that medieval monastery… to boil an egg “Say four Hail Marys”… (how fast?) … but then when we’re writing […]

So-called success, N+ 1

March 22, 2019

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Yes, they’ve drafted legislation to try to wipe out developmental ed in Illinois.   Any of a million things will mean you don’t have to take them … Same day there’s another tweet about how doing away w/ requirements is a good thing because “bottom line: student success increased.”   It’s in Florida and seems a parallel […]

And another thing :P

March 21, 2019

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Yes, Sarah Carter, I copied your idea — but I wanted to see if I could do this quickly in GIMP.   15 minutes and yea, a bit of double line and there’s an extra purple line behind things… but I can do this too and … using the layers of GIMP so I can have […]

Thoughts on Big Ideas and Supports

March 21, 2019

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So I’m working w/ lessons for Illustrative Mathematics.    I’m going to try to brainstorm for myself…. what are some of the number sense obstacles that are *not* “quick-fixable” but which could, if I put them in a mess of times…. be eroded. I’m inspired by the students who have been coming in this Spring […]