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Short wish

August 16, 2017

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A MOOC about “Make your own PhET Sim!”   – my tweet got response that they have pretty good documentation and the libraries are open source. Okay, I’ll bump it from “Impossible” to “Possible” in the chart but gotta go do “Necessary” first.    (

Guess it’s working…

August 16, 2017

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I consciously tuned into the “anticipation of NEW SCHOOL YEAR” vibes and… last night had a full blown anxiety dream (helped I’m sure by the horrifyingly ominous news events).   I enrolled in a full load of classes here…  got to that first one and I was supposed to hand out the day’s assignment which […]

Foggy

August 10, 2017

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So!   Whilst with ALEKS students get walked through entering fractions… and yes, Connect can do it, too, it seems none of the LMS’s that teachers can use have that facility.  A student can’t answer with a mixed number; it’s “what is the whole number, what is the numerator, what is the denominator?” Also.   […]

Writing in math online

August 7, 2017

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In my explorations of our learning management system, “Cobra,”  from D2L or Brightspace or whatever they’re calling it now… the math quizzes in one course have students enter fractions by stating what the numerator and the denominator are. When it’s just a fraction, it still resembles a fraction — the numerator is above the denominator […]

Penultimate Friday Off

August 4, 2017

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(Remembering the line from “Have some madeira, m’dear” — “Then flashed in her mind what her mother had said in her antepenultimate breath. ”Oh my child, should you look at the wine which is red Be prepared for a fate worse than death!'” ) Today’s find: https://wordmark.it/  which detects your operating system and lets you enter […]

Canvas LMS

July 26, 2017

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Being reminded of the annoyances of Canvas.   Why does it insist on changing an answer to 5.0  when the answer is 5? It’s also … the golden opportunity for me to Learn JavaScript Properly, since to make something disappear it has to be a <div> … now to see if I can find where I […]

Photosynthesis

July 26, 2017

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Just because I’m distractible doesn’t mean I Oh, I know, I know, experts try to cram too much stuff in every lesson. Still, I just got an alert about a video about photosynthesis and it was that elegant summary of its equation.  Carbondioxide and Water … sprinkle in some solar energy (actually, just “light”), and […]