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More learning in geogebra

March 30, 2018

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(Category:   boring commentary on learning computer stuff.) First, a Canvas observation:   somebody tweeted about the amazing community and linked to a discussion question.  It exemplified Canvas.  A person posted an issue – wanting to make an “image gallery” (with explanation), and was told “well, you can’t do that in Canvas.”   The person expressed her disappointment […]

Songs

February 17, 2018

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REally missing Mary Cliff’s “folk music and things you can see from there” show.  She’d have found the songs people have been singing *forever* — new ones and ancient ones, from all over the world — about the realities of evil and what people do to get around it. Meanwhile, back at the ranch … […]

Don’t drop that mic :)

February 9, 2018

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I think I have a microphone that will get me good sound quality for the Camtasia stuff!  (Yes, geogebra, you’ve been back-burnered for a spell).   It’s not great yet but now it’s a matter of refining, not cringing when I hear the sibilances or sighing that the volume is 30% what it should be.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8vhO-6Blw8  […]

just about break time :)

December 21, 2017

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Yes, I hopped the bus and took the poinsettias home. Picked up _Seeds of Destruction_ and Marilyn Burns’ book about Math Phobia … the latter being the one that drew me. So many ways to make math visual and concrete, esp. with fractions — the “uncover” game (tho’ I think it should start with covering […]

pinpricks

November 5, 2017

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Geogebra.   “Lists” are a lot like arrays, tho’ the first element is list(1) not zero; zero will get “undefined. No, I still have no idea how to actually SET THE STUPID X AXIS TO THE SIZE I WANT.   I mean, I know how to set it but it changes if I so much as move […]

Desmos Day

October 19, 2017

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We’ll see if in one hour I can make a “card sort” for the “fluency and automaticity” part of lessons.   9:15 🙂    (11:00 = … attempted CAR REGISTRATION.) I figured out how to find the “construct protocol” in Geogebra and … something that has “play” and a time entered and something about input. Back […]