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C’mon, OER ;)

January 27, 2021


I read at “Phil on Ed Tech” that the CEO of Apollo Global Management has resigned because he gave lots of money to a certain “convicted sex offender” Jeffrey Epstein. Also seems that Apollo Global Management is extremely financially involved with McGraw-Hill … “Just three months after Apollo bought McGraw-Hill, they addedon ALEKS…” Ick. Ick. […]

chantey time

January 18, 2021


tl/dr: a total tangent but I”ll connect. It’s not *quite* a non sequitur. In 1978 at age 18, I was trying to stay awake at my 3rd job, lifeguarding a tiny rooftop pool at Georgian Towers b/c in Montgomery County MD if the apartment had a pool, it had to have a lifeguard. Georgian Towers […]

Please Go and Bring For Me

January 15, 2021


And 3-day weekend! Yes, I took the bus this a.m. — but hadn’t successfully gotten my itty bitty computer to work so I couldn’t read the Long Thing About How Your Little Certificate Programs Keep Poor People Poor. I *could* read this little description of a way to teach multiplication called Please Go and Bring […]


January 14, 2021


Yea, our math courses are now using “lockdown” and “respondus” with the whole camera thing. Basically, students have to have a good laptop, a good connection, a good camera. Too bad so sad, rest of the world! WIth things like Zoom, I could at least say “hey, come on campus, we’ll set up a room […]

Classes started!

January 12, 2021


It’s good to see the few stray hoomans in the halls, and I’ve seen 2 in person and 1 email…. 2 appointments scheduled. Note to self (because I totally forgot this w/ walk-in): even tho’ you’re all kinds of available, have them figure out when they’re coming anyway!!! (THis one I’m pretty positive I’ll get […]