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It’s not about the technology

January 13, 2023


So! I’m in the Digital Learning Lab cohort — where we try out using technology to help adults learn. Executive Summary (TL/DR:) We also know it’s not really about the tools — it’s how they’re used — and what they’re used on. With enough support and stuff to organize, WE SUCCEEDED !!! Long version ūüėõ […]

Careful blogging

May 4, 2021


Seems — as of a week ag — that we need to move out of our space by fall. This week an admin is inquiring “what do you need?” When we moved over here, we planned before we moved so that they could put walls and things in where it made sense. When we moved […]


April 20, 2021


One of my tweeple is also doing duolingo for Spanish. I mentioned that I’d briefly scanned for “duolingo for math.” Yes, it’s discussed and there are several “things modeled after it.” Sigh, though, the modeling after is … the yays and the clicks and the levels …. the stuff of “how can we structure this […]

Collaboration :)

February 19, 2021


Wednesday night, for lack of a zoom meeting and being a “give up being a vegetable after 7:00 p.m.” for Lent, I did a draft of a video explanation of “Please Go and Bring For Me” for building multiplicative thinking, because I think it’s a brain changer. It reminds me of “letterbox lessons” for building […]

Fight the acedia!

October 26, 2020


One of my math tweeople shared this historical gem about “acedia” — a certain flavor of anxious listlessness. From it: Evagrius of Pontus included acedia among¬†the eight trains of thought¬†that needed to be overcome by devout Christians. Among these, acedia was considered the most insidious. It attacked only after monks had conquered the sins of […]

False start…

September 22, 2019


OER was a frequent topic of discussion at our tech summit Friday. There are still people who don’t know about it — bringing to mind my analogy of OER to bicycles. People who are in car culture have trouble wrapping their minds around the notion of doing something … that isn’t pre-packaged and ready to […]


July 31, 2019


I need to have “deliverable,” so I shouldn’t include the doubling part of times tables yet.¬† ¬†Still, it’s *important.* I googled to see if anybody had already designed a lesson to teach how to do it.¬† ¬†Found only practice BUT oh, my.¬† ¬†Good practice.¬†¬† Good because it’s all javascript ūüėȬ† ¬†(Also, thankfully, safe because I […]

Better than it used to be :)

May 24, 2019


Yes, I’ve got the “plenty of time to do stuff so nothing gets done!” thing happening so!¬† ¬†I’m going to try to have Something To SHare Today.¬† ¬†Well, here’s something ūüôā I found this little “generate the HTML for tables” page¬†¬†so I don’t have to manually stick a mess of divs in if I want […]

“A broader vision for OER”

October 13, 2018


This was the final session that I attended (2;45-345; I bugged out 3:30 b/c taxi comign at 4:00). It seems to me that the folks who want to “decolonize” things tend to be in the humanities or the more tech-oriented ones (yes, there were fascinating sessions about data analysis and privacy… the “access code” barriers […]

Thread 6, drum roll please…

September 20, 2018


  Part 1¬† ¬†Part 2¬† ¬†Part 3¬† ¬† Part 4¬† ¬† Part 5 From Curry D. Where to Focus so Students Become College and Career Ready. Journal Of Research & Practice For Adult Literacy, Secondary & Basic Education [serial online]. Spring2017 2017;6(1):62. The National Center on Education and the Economy (NCEE) asked: What does it […]