Geogebra: Interval Training

Posted on August 27, 2019


I participated in a “hackathon” where some stuff was presented in a Zoom format, then the next three hours were spent applying that knowledge and continuing to share in that Zoom format. The folks at Lumen LEarning had us make some little questions with HP5 that could be used to support some OER out there.

There was an “east coast” and “west coast” version, same day. Being Central Time, I caught the last part of the early one which was useless because I’d missed the teaching part, and then the first part of the late one — but then it was 5:00 and time to be rolling. So, I applied my skills the next day, and submitted my stuff and got a little certificate of participation that were I in the right kind of educational position might have passed for Professional Development Points.

David Wiley of Lumen Learning has posted often about the stuff that makes things like ALEKS popular — practice with feedback, structured in ways to encourage continued engagement (such as making things game-like). I just went over to link to one of them and *today* he’s posted exactly what I mean. Now, he talks about needing to be willing to pay for stuff sometimes because the goal should be student learning, not Making Learning Free, noting things like some stuff we should read for humanities just happens to be copyright (but that’s what libraries are for)… and yea, math needs practice.

Just for fun I’m going to see about doing my own version of the “hackathon.” Now, it’s not hacking and it’s not like a marathon… I’m going to call it “interval training.” I’m thinking of synchronous and asynchronous; throw a screencast out there and tweet/FB/blog. I’ll even try to wax #indieweb and … have stuff on *my* site. … but that should be its own post. Here we go!