Innovation quote

October 5, 2017

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As is cool to say in the vernacular:   This.   IT’s from May hackededucation.com  and it includes this paragraph: One culture values openness and collaboration and inquiry and exploration and experimentation. The other has adopted a couple of those terms and sprinkled them throughout its marketing copy, while promising scale and efficiency and cost-savings benefits. One […]

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50 ways to reach your learners

October 5, 2017

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The fates *almost* kept me from getting to the webinar (don’t know if it was recorded); I’d put it on my Outlook Calendar but since Microsoft had called for an update, I’d done a restart and didn’t start Outlook ’til halfway through it… Adobe Connect worked nicely *and* people could chat and share, unlike Those […]

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Dumb Tricks

October 3, 2017

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D’oh… deciding not to devote a mess of time to GIMPing “additive inverse — I can do it later — but YAY for Youtube… John Barclay informs that I can grab number lines by tracing spreadsheet graphs.   Note to self:   This is great for your FSI presentation (“GIMP FOR PEOPLE WHO DON’T HAVE TIME TO […]

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Mass emails & creepy algorithms

October 3, 2017

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Okay, this blogpost about creepy twist to MAP test kinda hit home:    the test is also supposed to measure students’ “engagement,” and the teacher was supposed to intervene because, it would seem, a student was clicking through too quickly and was therefore deemed “disengaged.”   Well, the student just works that fast.  Yes, there are teachers […]

“Oer Misunderstandings” Hechinger Report

September 29, 2017

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Goal:  Non-tangential Blog Titles 🙂 Three Misunderstandings about Open Educational Resources  — HOoray for not calling them “myths” 🙂 First — that the main benefit it saving money.   Okay, sorry guys but this quote is laughable: “In reality, every district we know approaches open educational resources with a single goal: to accelerate student learning […]

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Canvas up and down

September 28, 2017

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So I visited Canvas b/c hey, I could get a new badge about “rogues”  and — they actually, at their conference, had a lively discussion of users who aren’t employees or anything, but just contribute a lot and answer a lot of questions.   (Some had fewer user points than I do, but … asking […]

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Sometimes the tech is the problem.

September 28, 2017

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Student comes in who needs to work on homework.  In the old days, they could have gotten out the stuff and done it. Since student can’t remember password and doesn’t have phone to have it send him a code, so there’s nothing to be done. Student goes home. Sigh, and *now* I remember that hey, […]

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