More ALEKS

April 12, 2017

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I did a few more lessons in the assessment prep course… and YES it includes “knowledge checks” as the ‘real courses’ do.   This makes me happy (especially since it makes it easier to put it away)… though it’s weird — it says I *have to do it* within 24 hours.   ?!?!?   And […]

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ALEKS

April 11, 2017

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The little pieces of the pie are really motivating … but that also contributes to wanting to find the fastest way to devour them, as in “what’s the short cut.”   I’m thinking that even if there were awesome instructive conceptual presentations, I would be inclined to look for the tricks. (Once again feeling gratitude […]

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That productive struggle thing

April 10, 2017

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David Wees has gone and tweeted about it again, and I share his concern for the phrase. I think it just might be worth ceasing and desisting in trying to reduce the idea to words like struggle. I’ve seen non-productive struggle, LOTS of it.   These are the situations where yes, eventually the thing gets […]

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well lit rabbit holes

April 9, 2017

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Noon I ducked down to our local “Maker Space,” which has open hours ’til 1:00.   I’ve been going there for years whenever something’s weird with whatever version of my dynamo hub light I’m trying to get rolling. Long story short:   the person who knows how to take gadgets apart & put ’em together […]

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Assessments

April 6, 2017

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We’re switching to the ALEKS assessment… and turns out anybody w/ a Parkland account could do it if you take the right steps and find the right links.  (It’s a “price per student,” which we pay, so the links are a *little* hard to find.) Parkland will have to pay for me ’cause I had […]

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searching in vain

April 5, 2017

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  HOW DID I DO THIS ???? It was “easy.”   This tutorial told me exactly how to do it. It was years ago. I don’t remember whether or not I made two squares and did embossing on the edges of the outer one ???  As in, did the math thing where you find the […]

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Project details

April 4, 2017

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… okay, the details — no, I don’t have a copy handy (and I didn’t write it). First, this is one of I think half a dozen “projects.”   They’re “the  blue sheets.”   It’s a routine 🙂 (reason 1 why it works better than just “a big homework sheet”) Students know that projects take some […]

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