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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 […]

Power In Numbers and The Math Gap

September 18, 2017

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Executive Summary (tl/dr;)   — I read some stuff.   Luminary Labs, LLC  is writing some cool stuff about industry, ed tech, adult ed and OER.  (Ack!  I cornfounded them with Lum1na foundation, not the same entity at all!)   Long version 🙂 Listened to “Bored and Brilliant” discussion on NPR over the weekend.   […]

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 […]

PhD: what if it were puzzles?

August 7, 2017

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Lots of folks think that algebra and math NEED TO BE RELEVANT for students to be motivated to learn it, and all kinds of efforts are made to develop “real world” things to solve. While I think this is a worthwhile path, I appreciated somebody (if I can remember who, I’ll edit) who broadened “relevant” […]

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:   […]

Bunny Time

April 4, 2017

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I love lots of the “illuminations” activities.  It actually, yes, has times tables practice with arrays showing the quantities… and it’s sequenced so that you are learning, not just practicing something that you’re already supposed to know. Except it’s a kid’s voice telling you all about the bunnies and the rows of carrots. It wouldn’t […]