OER + UDL

February 16, 2017

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A busy Thursday but happily including testimony that ‘when I walked in here I didn’t understand any of this, and now I have it!’ ¬† ūüôā I’m reading Katie Novak and Tom Thibodeau’s “OER in the Cloud” book (which, CAST, doesn’t get found from searching your site! I had to go to the publishing site), […]

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More about credit recovery

February 16, 2017

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AIR.org tweets¬†an infographic about the “credit recovery” I already blogged a bit about. ¬† It states that future success in math courses was the same whether online or FTF. ¬† The report has the rate at about 50% for passing Geometry the next year. ¬† The infographicshows that 66% of online folks passed the course […]

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Just another Connect thing.

February 13, 2017

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How to change 1/2 into a percent? You say 1/2 x 100 ¬†and you get 200/4. No, that’s not a student’s idea. ¬† That’s the “explanation” from Connect. ¬† You be the judge.  

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Monday :)

February 13, 2017

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Sarah C of ‘mathequalslove‘ blog shares this “treasure trove” from Frank Tapson, which is old enough so that he’s got standard “copyright” with a statement that you can use it for NON PROFIT-MAKING PURPOSES. ¬† THey’re nice PDFs, but that means they’re not editable. Sarah’s files are mostly in .pub and .pdf so that a […]

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Let’s get Gimpy again ;)

February 13, 2017

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tl/dr: ¬†boring description of trying to figure something out. ¬†And¬†http://engaging-math.blogspot.ca/2017/01/equation-strips.html ¬† nifty blog about another awesome visual “different representation.” ¬† It’s a lot like our “rope” visual for the Nasty Two Variable Word Problems and totally in keeping with “wholes and parts. I need to get enough into the Routines book to get to their […]

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Open and those who’d benefit most

February 12, 2017

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In yesterday’s rabbit hole, I read the story which I can’t find now about how James Sousa made videos to go with MyOPenMath lessons, and … made the¬†videos open,¬†which vastly improves the materials (especially since, IMHO, they’re good videos, and I’m picky ;)). I wonder how to make this happen with the disabilities communities and […]

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Conference reviews…

February 11, 2017

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Watching a GOogle Hangout about the Richmond OER conference. ¬† I’m the 43rd viewer ūüôā ¬† ¬†THey discuss¬†the tradition of¬†¬†the second day ending at 3:00 so that people could do stuff -and some ideas for doing “unconference” things. I remember being surprised that… we were all *kicked out of the space* for that time. ¬† […]

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