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“Oer Misunderstandings” Hechinger Report

September 29, 2017

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Goal:  Non-tangential Blog Titles 🙂 Three Misunderstandings about Open Educational Resources  — HOoray for not calling them “myths” 🙂 First — that the main benefit it saving money.   Okay, sorry guys but this quote is laughable: “In reality, every district we know approaches open educational resources with a single goal: to accelerate student learning […]

Canvas up and down

September 28, 2017

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So I visited Canvas b/c hey, I could get a new badge about “rogues”  and — they actually, at their conference, had a lively discussion of users who aren’t employees or anything, but just contribute a lot and answer a lot of questions.   (Some had fewer user points than I do, but … asking […]

Structured vision

September 14, 2017

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…. that’s what I have, eh? Well, yesterday I *did* successfully put together “1.4”  — adding integers with the same sign number on the number line.   Next weeK  :   1.5   (adding different signs, then mixing htem up.) THen for *my* course I”m going to follow the ORton-Gillingham principle of ‘don’t teach the […]

Rainy days and Mondays

July 11, 2017

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Go ahead and Google it — one of those “great songs of the sixties” that was really from 1971 🙂 I thought today was massively unproductive — put together 1.7 and 1.8 but I thought they were done last week and… 1.9 is exponents.  As with the multiplication… I felt the concept was too important […]

VIsuals! Visuals!

May 26, 2017

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Last night I chatted with a friend who’s a graphic designer specializing in educational materials.   She loved programming but … math.   She had said that when she sees a recipe and it calls for 1/3 or 2/3 … what??? I had been explaining to her the visual I need for my lessons:   […]

Diving in!

March 20, 2017

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Of course, within a minute of “okay, I’m ready to record!”   … a student has arrived.   Still, I can do that first thing in the a.m. —  knowing that then I’ll go to the tech folks to see how to make better sound quality, etc. anyway.   I need a “sharable rough draft.” […]

Want visuals

February 8, 2017

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This kiddo’s cranking out the algebra w/ his times tables chart and 44/11 is 4 but I don’t think we’re building number sense.   I want the option to have a visual… and let you actually drag things around to divide it to get the answer. Doesn’t have to go on everybody’s… but it should […]