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Reality check

May 23, 2020


For obvious reasons graduation was virtual, online.   So!  Anybody could go! I watched. I watched the names get read off. Even given my crappy remembering of names, and the fact that the pictures most posted were different than what they might have looked like in the tutoring center (okay! MY FAVORITE was a student sitting […]

Oh, the places…

May 20, 2020


So I’m trying to use the last hour of the day reasonably productively, and whoa! The ‘phone’ on the computer is ringing. Which app? Who *is* that?  What the …?   My body reacted a bit as if it were a police siren pulling me over. Even after I figured out “this is from work, and […]

Rabbit holes

May 12, 2020


  This article about ‘education debt’ quotes Alice in Wonderland and Alice’s chasing that rabbit down a hole without pondering the exit. From 2006, it compares the idea of “achievement gap”   to the idea of a “balanced budget” being a grand idea but if you don’t address the accumulated debt, it meets political needs but […]

N + 1 news article

May 7, 2020


  Here’s an article about developmental classes and technology   that I think I’ve seen written about before …about moving developmental math online:   basically students report positive experiences but … the actual results in passing the next class aren’t as good.  Faculty concerns:  students have positive experiences because they figure out how to game the tech […]

The boring STuff

May 6, 2020


  Layout!  Grid!   CSS! If it’s “grid” then it takes the space of the container; if it’s “grid” the items will span the width of the container.   If “inline-grid,” the content.   I think this is what I need to grasp to make things work. I decided to totally rebuild the layout because I cannot figure […]

May Monday!

May 4, 2020


    This came to mind first thing in the morning — I got out of bed and made it.   Likes and retweets are a fun start to Monday 🙂 Noting otherwise activity is ‘way down on twitter. Back to figuring out grid layouts in CSS adn Javascript.    


May 1, 2020


  An interesting week.   What with “network incident” I haven’t had to do more than half of what had been taking up my day — maybe Monday? This meant I dove into the ONline Learning Consortium’s second week of all kinds of online zoominars.   They were heavily sponsored by assorted Ed Tech folks including ProctorU, […]