Category Archives: re-thinking

STAO 2016

I spent Thursday and Friday at the STAO conference in Toronto, and it was so awesome to be back! I used to go when I coordinated the CPSX outreach program, in an exhibitor/presenter role. This time, I was there as … Continue reading

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Astronomy Week #7

This week saw the changing of the content gears from background info to the planetary science side of things. We first started with a Kahoot review of the  5 worst questions on the midterm, and I did a quick review … Continue reading

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A better way?

Here is the footprint of giving a 40-question multiple-choice exam to my 350-student astronomy course: That is 350 5-page booklets + 350 1-page scantron sheets. That’s a whopping 2100 sheets of paper that were used for a grand total of … Continue reading

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2nd Chance

One of my private MCR3U classes finished on Wednesday, and another will be done next Wednesday. A third is running 3 times a week, so will take until February to finish. This will allow me to re-think some of my … Continue reading

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