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  1. As predicted by Bonni, I do indeed love this episode and have since had some very productive conversations with Teddy! Now a few questions/comments:

    * I’ve always been very leery of animations in presentations, but Teddy convinced me that iteratively composing a complex diagram piece by piece would be really nice. I’m already imagining boxes and arrows gradually sliding into place. But then at the end Teddy says he translates his Keynote into PDF before presenting with it. Doesn’t this remove all the animation? Sad!

    * I LOVE my 12.9″ iPad Pro and would never want to teach with anything smaller. It’s so nice to have a big screen for annotation. I also love reading technical articles on it. Three columns of text and complex graphics are no problem at all. That said, I wouldn’t read in bed with it–That’s the job of my plus-size iPhone!

    * Next week I’m hoping to write up my latest lecturing set up at Teach Better. It’s absurd how much it changes from semester to semester, but the new one is very much like Teddy’s and it’s great. Now if only Cornell would create some classrooms with multiple screens!!

  2. Great episode with lots to think about, as always! I used a two-stage exam design in my courses last spring but did so with the second stage (with student collaborations allowed) on a different date than the first. I see the point of doing both stages in one session but am wondering about the logistics: Are first-stage responses graded separately from the second-stage responses, and if so, how? I’ve been using a scantron which is run through the machine after each session to see how the responses change between the two stages differ. I’d love to hear how other people are handing the logistics of this as I have had positive feedback from the students and have seen some positive results from an instructional standpoint.

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