## Bell Curve

February 22, 2023

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They’re doin’ standard deviations in Math Literacy and I successfully found the sheets where I’d cut and paste a snip from an online page, with its copyright McGraw-Hill photographer because no, I don’t know how to draw a bell curve using Bezier curves ðŸ˜› When I went to the student I discovered they had a […]

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## progress…

February 22, 2023

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… So, yes. One student is… getting fractions. For the first time in their life. And anotehr one said … they got a 95 on the first exam and they never got a 95 on an math exam that they ever remembered. And it was because they knew it. I absolutely promise and guarantee that […]

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## Plans!

February 8, 2023

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Structuring a course for success for developmental students. There are an awful lot of articles out there analyzing the statistics and demonstrating that students who are “underprepared” as identified by assorted methods … don’t do so well. There’s a lot of analysis of what happens when the gates are lowered, with various levels of “extra […]

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## Lots to process and build on

February 4, 2023

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… I need to figure out my 5 minute pitch (with “go a little longer” option, as in links to places if people want to see) for Digital Learning Lab. I realized from Saturday tweets that I can do better than “they need all this structure and stuff you think is spoon feeding because … […]

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## Phil_on_EdTech, thank you

February 3, 2023

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Usually “PhilOnEdTech” is *interesting* to me — lots of discussions of online learning and what’s going on with the assorted companies. What happened when Canvas got bought? What do those enrollment numbers and patterns really mean? … but I don’t always click through if I’m busy, and … I’ve missed some important ones!!! Today’s post […]

## scanmarker, next attempt

February 3, 2023

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So!!! I’ve had this thing on the desk for some months now, because so far every time I’ve tried to try it out there’s been a Thing. Okay, I got the tech folks to go in as admins and install the software. Oops, it asks for an activation code and I’m told it’s on the […]

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## Today’s “we should picture that” – outliers

February 2, 2023

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Stu was trying to figure out what outliers were. We have the formula — get the “interquartile range” and multiply it by 1.5 and … anything that much below the first quartile or above the third one were… outliers. I can picture the number line explanation to it…. and showing how yea, those numbers really […]

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## another one getting smarter

February 1, 2023

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It doesn’t happen enough. Another student who *seemed* to be stuck at very limited thinking. They placed .. low. They asked really… basic… questions…. and I’m not really sure what happened but they’ve been working with ALEKS (d’oh, and asking questions) and they’re smarter. It’s **so** much more fluency with the language. The Moodle conference […]

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## Juggling

January 31, 2023

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… I get in to work today and there’s a Moodle conference. I *swear* I registered but … doesn’t seem I did. So I get late registration. Doesn’t work first time, but they get me in. I just can’t tell if the learning curve is too steep or not, much like Geogebra. They use Telegram […]

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## Article next

January 28, 2023

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This one has an important difference …. but, unfortunately the same rather important similarity. Students who were *furthest* behind showed more improvement than the ones on the margins. What’s different about the program? Yes, they *still did developmental.* So, it would seem that it is better to actually *give some remediation* to these folks, not […]

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