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Adult ed: can we come out of the margins?

October 28, 2017

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Time to make the promised blog post response to Tuesday’s webinar with our Power in Numbers user group.   I caught the tail end of it, wherein Amber Delliger inquired of Dan Meyer:   how can adult ed get more involved in the math ed community?   She noted that adult educators can be tentative because many aren’t […]

Mass emails & creepy algorithms

October 3, 2017

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Okay, this blogpost about creepy twist to MAP test kinda hit home:    the test is also supposed to measure students’ “engagement,” and the teacher was supposed to intervene because, it would seem, a student was clicking through too quickly and was therefore deemed “disengaged.”   Well, the student just works that fast.  Yes, there are teachers […]

“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 […]

NROC webinar

September 26, 2017

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A good one!     It was not about the magnificent shiny tools… it was about getting a team together and using the tools and involving the students in the process.   First — yes, in the two years they’ve been doing it, math “MAP” scores (I infer a standardized assessment of your skills) have gone […]

Must resist~

September 25, 2017

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Noted on Twitter that Eureka Math tweeted that parents might need support and replied about my Friday experience (thinking they might have read it since I tagged it).   I hope they hire somebody to engage the parents who maybe aren’t in New York  in those support materials. I’m even wondering whether one of the […]

Future students, eureka math

September 23, 2017

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A person interested in prepping for the assessment came in… and the “I can’t help my kids do their homework!” comment happened.   “They don’t have a text! HOw are we supposed to help them?”   They would just go on the INternet and “Google the answers, but that’s not very good,” (and yes, usually […]

Rules Rules Rules

September 5, 2017

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Mainly I’m doing the time-honored “find that powerpoint file so you can do a better video.”   Looked to youtube to see what’s out there already and found several “here are the rules!  This is EASY!!!”   — breaking two of *my* rules.  Don’t tell me it’s easy just because it’s easy for you!  and […]