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Github in the news

February 26, 2017

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I’ve occasionally posted about the frustrations of getting all excited about the openness of GitHub … with the extreme challenge of figuring it out and having time to do that stuff. Well, the trend seems to be shifting.   THere was an article earlier in the year, claiming people should get into GitHub and giving […]

“remediate the skill, not the standard”

February 5, 2017

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http://www.mathcoachscorner.com/2016/02/remediate-skill-not-standard/ Yes, she recycles her posts but this one’s definitely worth it. It’s not about tech but it could be.   Depending on which wrong answer a student chooses, the teaching should be adapted. We could do that with tech, too.   Pathways… especially if we included humans who could ask questions of the student […]

More open in the press…

February 2, 2017

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… My ed tech buddy at the U of I sent this to me:  Top Fears Shutting the Door on Open Education  from campustechnology.com  . Surprise 1:   In this context, concerns about “accessibility” have nothing to do with ADA and everything to do with “if it’s on the web, that website might go bell up […]

Mathia X Review

June 8, 2016

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I was out marking roads for yesterday’s webinar on the latest THING THAT IS GOING TO SAVE ALL MATH INSTRUCTION BECAUSE IT IS SO GOOD AND AMAZING. I think I’m glad I get to watch it because I won’t comment through the initial cynic filter… Executive short summary (current jargon, tl;dr ) :   Same […]

Penultimate Monday

April 25, 2016

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Next Monday is the last MOnday of classes; exam week starts that Friday.   Yup, it’s busy in the tutoring lab! I did get in the 15-20 minutes to finish up editing the Key to Chapter One, though I will need to go back through it and find what I missed since it was very […]

Just Sayin’

April 24, 2013

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… ALEKS has ’em doing hte distance formula, and they get a nice problem to do (you don’t get instruction with ALEKS; you have to ask it to “explain”).   The “explanation” is the distance formula. Zilch, zero, nada about where it comes from.   Guess what?   The students find it hard to keep […]