Allison interviews Rachel Kruzel from Texthelp about EquatIO, their software package that makes math more accessible. EquatIO allows students and educators to create equations, formulas, and graphs, digitally. Its features include an equation editor, graph editor, handwriting recognition, speech input, and a screenshot reader. EquatIO gives students the opportunity to show their mastery in math […]Continue readingMore Tag
CCATP #629 – Dr. Garry on Study of Language Skills vs Numeracy In Learning to Program
CCATP #629 for March 13, 2020, and I’m your host, Allison Sheridan. This week our guest is returning guest Dr. Maryanne Garry of the University of Waikato. I asked Maryanne to come on the show this week to help me break down a research paper I read that’s not actually in her area of expertise. […]Continue readingMore Tag
PBS Tidbit 1 of Y — Display Values are not Data!
This is not a normal episode of Programming By Stealth, it’s what Bart Busschots is calling a PBS Tidbit. Listener @lbutlr pointed out to Bart and me on Twitter that Bart’s math was wrong in his solution to the challenge he posted in PBS 89. The assignment was to produce currency exchange rates for a […]Continue readingMore Tag
NC #736 Soulver, Fitbit vs. Apple Watch for Wheelchair Users, Security Bits
I had the great pleasure of being on the actual radio with Rich Stroffolino. We’re off to a Chilean total eclipse of the sun so we need you to help out Allister Jenks and Bart Busschots with audio recordings. I review Soulver as a very inventive way to take notes with math in them. Tom […]Continue readingMore Tag
Will Soulver Solve a Problem for You?
I’m starting to feel like applications for the Mac never surprise me anymore. It seems that in a few minutes you can figure them out because they all work pretty much the same. Once in a blue moon, you find an app that has a completely new approach and a unique interface that is delightful. […]Continue readingMore Tag
Justifying Purchase of Netgear EX8000 Mesh Extender
Netgear EX8000 Range Extender About a month ago, Dave Hamilton of the Mac Geek Gab and The Mac Observer came on Chit Chat Across the Pond #584 to talk about mesh routers. I learned a ton from him on that episode. One of the biggest things I learned that I thought would help me at […]Continue readingMore Tag
IPv6 Link Local Addresses – 64 or 48-bit MAC Addresses?
In last week’s Chit Chat Across the Pond, I asked Bart to come during his off season to explain IPv6 to us. After the show aired, Kevin Jones DM’d me on Twitter and DJ made a comment on the blog, both with the same correction. One of the rules of this episode was that Bart […]Continue readingMore Tag
CCATP #462 Brian Johnson on Inspiring Kids with Bottle Rockets and Science
This week, Steve and I share hosting Chit Chat Across the Pond with retired electrical engineer, ham radio nerd, and remote control flier, Brian Johnson. Brian explains how he has taken his love of electronics and works to spread his enthusiasm to kids through volunteering at local schools. The pinnacle of his experiences was when […]Continue readingMore Tag
CCATP #425 Pretend I’m Dumb About Math with Cheyenne Swenson
In this week’s episode of Chit Chat Across the Pond I asked Cheyenne Swenson, 2nd grade teacher at Gallatin Elementary School in Southern California, to come on the show and explain Common Core Math to me. This is a challenging episode because my arithmetic skills were stunted by New Math in the 1960s. Cheyenne explains […]Continue readingMore Tag