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Almost quiet

December 13, 2017

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… but not quiet enough to do the Geogebra thing.   Saw another bragpost about Mathia and commented that I’m holding out ’til I see evidence it’s not just practice, and I got the anticipated “It makes scores go up!!!” My reply:   that practice will do that; that I’m not saying Mathia is a bad thing […]

Open Education.

December 13, 2017

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I love this post about exploring interdisciplinary studies and open education, including thinking the teacher must be lying about the free textbook. Things should be quieter today… I’ll be handing out gifts and I HOPE sneaking back over to geogebra…

FINALS WEEK

December 12, 2017

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… and alas, one of my “owning improvement” folks … got *so much better* … but didn’t break that water surface (C level).   Fortunately there are options —  students can take the assessment again these days, and more than once.   Still, it makes me think about the institution as a hostile environment that we have […]

OER rabbitholes

December 9, 2017

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IT’s Saturday!    The morning surf yields this post about Cengage publishers and their embracing of Open Educational Resources.  It links to another about Lumen Learning and Follett… and meanwhile somebody asked on Facebook’s Math Intervention Matters group somebody asked about Orton-Gillingham and math.

Geogebra documentation

November 29, 2017

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SetCoords Command   SetCoords SetCoords( <Object>, <x>, <y> ) Changes cartesian coordinates of free objects. This command uses values of the coordinates, not their definitions, therefore the object stays free. Note: This command now works for Sliders, Buttons, Checkboxes, Input Boxes, Images. If “Absolute Screen Position” is selected then x, y are in screen pixels. My template has stuff like this SetCoords[I1_1,x(%1),y(%1)]”,”SetCoords[I2_1,x(%2),y(%2)]”,”SetCoords[I3_1,x(%3),y(%3)] […]

Geogebra

November 27, 2017

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“This.” That is a link to a Geogebra animation of a machine pumping up a balloon full of air. I had, on my drive, dismissed those kinds of animations — precisely the “filling up” animation. I am NOT going there.  Yet. I’ve been disillusioned often enough by geogebra not to interrupt even after I see […]

Another webinar!

November 20, 2017

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It’s a little harder for me to talk about this webinar, w/ Jo Boaler, because a:  I was there, and b: I’ve been following Boaler’s work for a few years now, so this wasn’t such new territory.   I remember that first “Mindset” course for teachers 🙂   Number talks and dot cards, yes! The gist is […]