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Precision in language

January 17, 2017

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I got an official looking envelope in the mail imploring me to buy some insurance. It was “State regulated” life insurance! That makes it official, right? If I taught literacy I would so use this as an example of “dress up the language and make people think it means something else.” (and … regarding Canvas. […]

Checklist

January 11, 2017

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Decided to make the ‘number bar’ version of the addition facts images the ‘default’ because that is easier to translate into ‘place value’ images when I get to the ‘adding ten’ lesson. This made me realize that I’ve neglected to fill in the ‘alt’ tag for the image, which defaults to the file name which […]

one more done…

January 10, 2017

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Got another quiz and section of the ‘adding facts’ module done, and I suppose if I’m sticking to my “plan,” that that gives me permission to investigate badges.   I did another blog there in the “Free for Teachers” section and got a quick reply to my noticing the posts about people who’d had questions […]

“not enough votes”

January 9, 2017

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When somebody’s “idea” for a “feature” in Canvas doesn’t get enough votes, it gets shelved. A person cuts and pastes a form message about it saying how cool you are for participating. I’m thinking there’s a rather natural filtering so that those who stay in the Canvas community are those with a really high tolerance for […]

Becoming the math teacher…

January 7, 2017

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So, I sprang $50 on a book about teaching math, even though of course at my age I already know everything 😛   (not…) I would have had to pay 35 for just the digital version… so I sprang for both.   Yea, I think that’s a lot to pay for a PDF file but […]

#mathconfession

January 6, 2017

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That’s a #mtbos thing.   Lots of confessions from people who are more comfortable working with procedures.  Not my background story for sure! My confession?   Hmmmmmm…. that I wonder whether all my efforts to create things to make math accessible to adults are sloppily constructed sandcastles swept away with each tide. ‘Til I think […]

Duplicating efforts…

January 6, 2017

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So… https://exploremtbos.wordpress.com/2017/01/05/new-year-new-blog/    has a blog post that says we should be blogging! And … I have been, but on the ‘wordpress’ blog servers, not my own. So for a while I’ll stick things in both places. http://resourceroom.net/2017/01/06/mtbos-i-think-im-here/  is the other place. This year I want to update my site and whilst that’s been a goal for three […]