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Endorphin-induced thoughts…

March 3, 2017

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29 degrees and not much wind at all … and I got out a little early.   I could hear talk and laughter from one early-party group this “Unofficial Saint Patrick’s Day.” Imagining having funding. Imagining organizing (!yes, I think crazy thoughts on bike rides) the Urbana-Champaign node of OER innovations.  The technology and its […]

“When I make my own…”

February 6, 2017

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I was helping a guy with the Connect lesson where they’re learning about figuring out scaled models.   They like to throw in “real world stuff that twists things” — so they talk about where “3/4” scale actually means 3/4 inches stands for one foot.   It’s a pretty neat exploration. Still, lots of them […]

Commit :)

October 8, 2016

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I’m at the part where it’s time to shift from “oh! the potential!” to “LEt’s start making the deliverable.” I’m in Canvas building a quiz question.   ACCESSIBILITY.    Cognitive accessibility:   need that “onboarding” thing per Nir Eyal’s book so the intro is short and … I think optional.   Nobody reads the first […]

Decimation

June 28, 2016

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Decimation is literally losing 1 in 10 people;   if I remember correctly it was a strategy used for discipline in somebody’s army.   The 90% remaining would buck up and behave, in abject fear. Most usages these days involve losing more than 10%, but I’m thinking our current college situation is similar.   http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2016-06-28/talent-learning.html    […]

Emergent number sense, maybe…

March 30, 2016

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Pre-algebra class has a ‘project’ about calories and running and losing weight.   When it works (and it does, often), students get nice practice reading carefully … and busted if they fall into “make it look like the one before,” because the one before said you ran 2 miles a day, and this one says […]

More reading about acceleration

March 22, 2016

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The California Acceleration Project: Reforming Developmental Education to Increase Student Completion of College-Level Math and English, to be precise, is the article I just read. It’s by Katie Hern with Myra Snell, and I could only find it via our library database.   Interesting that the three articles that didn’t have a link to full text […]

Throwback Thursday … naw, don’t throw it back.

September 4, 2014

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Spent entirely too much time looking for the flash drive I plucked from its socket and put … put… oh, it was tucked into a zipped part that I hadn’t unzipped on my too-many-pocketed waist-bag.   However, I could have been doing other things than seeking it between students those afternoon hours… … but in cleaning […]