Saturday January 7, 2017
Diary of a Substitute Teacher #2
Yesterday's class was doing "IXL Math" exercises on Chromebooks: "Ratios and Rates".
Saturday December 31, 2016
All Cartoons Are Not Cartoon Characters™
My Credit Union offers the option to "design your own" image for credit cards. On Nov 14, I went to the site and plugged in my business card (sans text).
A day later, I received a "disapproved" notice:
The design/image contains or depicts copyrighted, trademarked or branded products and/or services. This may include registered logos, animated, cartoon or amusement park characters, vehicle names or logos. Trademarked or branded commercial products such as sporting equipment, soft drink or food companies or abbreviations, acronyms, and/or symbols.Ahem. No, it does not.
Tuesday December 20, 2016
Substitute Teaching Vignettes #5
6th grade math - part 1Problem: 0.375 + 5/8
Guys. There's a trick.(aargh)
Friday December 16, 2016
Diary of a Substitute Teacher
December 15, 2016
Subbing in middle school (7th grade) "Tech" classes. The students are creating simple web sites.
Hey, I know this stuff! (As opposed to the Aztecs & Mayans or 4th grade "math with discs".)
I told today's classes that I've been building web sites & coding HTML by hand since 1994/95. Eyebrows go up.
Yes, I am older than the WWW.
Wednesday December 14, 2016
Substitute Teaching Vignettes #4
This was.... a surprise. I was expecting 4th grade.