“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 […]

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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 ūüėõ ¬† (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 […]

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#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 […]

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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 […]

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New year, new computer!

January 4, 2017

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Yesterday after lunch my work computer failed to come back. It’s old enough so they didn’t have a replacement power supply … so I have a new one. It’s “temporary,” and… unlike the old one, I don’t have admin rights. I can’t download Libre Office, GIMP, or Adobe Digital Edition. So, I bought the ebook […]

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Columns and math

January 1, 2017

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… so I’d gotten moderately excited at seeing math looking like math on another course… but turns out it was an image. I did a little searching and found MathML — but …no,it doesn’t work anywhere. ¬†Wikipedia informs me that Google deemed it unworthy of engineering time. It was really good, too — set up […]

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Surge in stats!

December 30, 2016

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Hey, David Wees gave me a shout-out ūüôā ¬† I’m afraid most of my posts are of the ‘daily blather’… and I’d hoped to get some pithy traction on Canvas over these days but the sudden death of my friend precludes. Still, I’ll be flying tomorrow and will have computer along and with any luck […]

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