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« Reply #1155 on: April 21, 2016, 8:46:51 am »

Prior to lab a student asked me a question, commenting that he couldn't read what I wrote on the overhead (yeah, still use one).  I answered the question and said "that's why I had the information on Blackboard".  He of course didn't realize the material was available online.  I immediately thought "Oh great, one of those".  During the lab, (It is small, 7 students)  It became obvious by the questions he was asking that he was colorblind.  I was using a blue pen, he could see anything.  Immediately his classmates surrounded him, helped him with his notes and explained things to him.  It isn't my victory, but I was proud of my students coming to his aid.
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« Reply #1156 on: April 26, 2016, 2:28:15 pm »

Prior to lab a student asked me a question, commenting that he couldn't read what I wrote on the overhead (yeah, still use one).  I answered the question and said "that's why I had the information on Blackboard".  He of course didn't realize the material was available online.  I immediately thought "Oh great, one of those".  During the lab, (It is small, 7 students)  It became obvious by the questions he was asking that he was colorblind.  I was using a blue pen, he could see anything.  Immediately his classmates surrounded him, helped him with his notes and explained things to him.  It isn't my victory, but I was proud of my students coming to his aid.

Very cool! The past couple of years I have usually had one or two male students per year who is/are red-green colorblind. Now I ask at the beginning of each semester and adjust the whiteboard markers that I carry around.
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« Reply #1157 on: April 28, 2016, 11:12:20 pm »

Prior to lab a student asked me a question, commenting that he couldn't read what I wrote on the overhead (yeah, still use one).  I answered the question and said "that's why I had the information on Blackboard".  He of course didn't realize the material was available online.  I immediately thought "Oh great, one of those".  During the lab, (It is small, 7 students)  It became obvious by the questions he was asking that he was colorblind.  I was using a blue pen, he could see anything.  Immediately his classmates surrounded him, helped him with his notes and explained things to him.  It isn't my victory, but I was proud of my students coming to his aid.

Very cool! The past couple of years I have usually had one or two male students per year who is/are red-green colorblind. Now I ask at the beginning of each semester and adjust the whiteboard markers that I carry around.

I don't get it. This sounds like the student was saying that when something was written in blue ink he couldn't see it at all. I've known a number of people who were color blind, but I've never heard of color blindness working that way.  For instance, my boss was color blind, but that primarily meant that when I did charts in Excel I used different line segments and fill patterns rather than rely solely on different colors to distinguish categories. But, he could see the lines/bars/whatever, no matter what color they were. He just couldn't always distinguish one color from another. The lettering didn't just disappear as though it didn't exist.
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« Reply #1158 on: Today at 09:33:23 am »

Someone got a  perfect final exam score. Raw. All 50 questions correct.

This has not happened in several years.
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« Reply #1159 on: Today at 09:47:42 am »

Someone got a  perfect final exam score. Raw. All 50 questions correct.

This has not happened in several years.
Very cool, Archman. I'm hoping to get one of those sometime.
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