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VIsuals! Visuals!

May 26, 2017

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Last night I chatted with a friend who’s a graphic designer specializing in educational materials.   She loved programming but … math.   She had said that when she sees a recipe and it calls for 1/3 or 2/3 … what??? I had been explaining to her the visual I need for my lessons:   […]

Endorphin-induced thoughts…

March 3, 2017

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29 degrees and not much wind at all … and I got out a little early.   I could hear talk and laughter from one early-party group this “Unofficial Saint Patrick’s Day.” Imagining having funding. Imagining organizing (!yes, I think crazy thoughts on bike rides) the Urbana-Champaign node of OER innovations.  The technology and its […]

“remediate the skill, not the standard”

February 5, 2017

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http://www.mathcoachscorner.com/2016/02/remediate-skill-not-standard/ Yes, she recycles her posts but this one’s definitely worth it. It’s not about tech but it could be.   Depending on which wrong answer a student chooses, the teaching should be adapted. We could do that with tech, too.   Pathways… especially if we included humans who could ask questions of the student […]

Online courses

January 31, 2017

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So!   IN between applying for a job to help enhance and create math courses… I’m trying to … build a math course!   For our folks who need to prep for the test … or already took the test and need to learn stuff… We’ve got Modumath, but its online presence is — well, […]

A new idea

January 25, 2017

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LOL  the two minutes ’til end of work day and I DROVE THE CAR THING so I can’t even think about it well on the way home. Here’s my next magic grant request.   Hey.   I really should figure it out and at least plop it on a few other blogs.  So I’m doing […]

#openlearning

January 21, 2017

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Watched a video interview with the ‘connectedness coach’ or something like that for the course. Truth be told, if I hadn’t had 15 hits on my little equity post, I’d have forgotten about #openlearning.   The semester has started so my job is actually serving students.  (Yesterday was a day I wished I had a […]

Why gamification isn’t “making it too easy”

July 27, 2016

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For successful students, school already *is* a game you figure out, and grades are your badges.   The more you expect success, the harder you’re willing to fight for it. The priority should be figuring out how to make the badges ‘reward’ appropriate things (so… that cut and paste powerpoint that worked in high school […]