Thrilled to announce that I was accepted to start a PhD program at Chiang Mai University!
I will be studying at a special lab called the Learning Inventions Lab while studying and researching constructionism in k-12 education with electronics and robotics. #lifelonglearner
I was using Kazam to do some screen recording and noticed my laptop heating up. Cores were hitting 60 degrees Celsius. Turns out I have no way of controlling my fan. I tried sensor config and pwm-config. Says I have no pwm-capable sensor modules installed and now im lost #linux #ubuntu #kubuntu Huawei Matebook Pro
Thinking of teaching AI in the classroom? Here is my latest article about it and what we have been doing at BSD Education to prepare teachers.
Good morning, friends,
I am attempting to acquire a full class set of Raspberry Pi computers for my class.
This Donors Choose project is for Pi #6. If you have a dollar or two to help out, I'd greatly appreciate it.
The kids and @EccentricElephant made this awesome Autumn themed art in homeschooling this week. They repurposed an old painting, dried leaves, wrote poetry and even used papier mache to fill the border. They always amaze me with their cool homeschooling projects.
Been wanting to hook up my external MIDI keyboard and play, but haven't done so since I switched to Ubuntu. Finally got it working but had to install JACK Audio, Qsynth, and then VMPQ virtual piano, plus lots of config and soundfont downloads.
Here is a screenshot of all 3 apps needed just to play my MIDI keyboard. Glad to finally be playing again. Now if I could just figure out how to use Piano Booster.
Late night working on AI curriculum and I decide to test a Shakespeare sample on a Natural Language Processor to show how language has evolved over time and came up with this graphic to go along with the lesson 😂
Shakespeare as a modern AI linguistics researcher, experimenting with NLP.
Classroom Donations for a Raspberry Pi
I currently have 4 Raspberry Pi computers that my students use daily. Would anyone like to help me increase that to 5 via Donors Choose?
Wow, this is a well put together docu-series on data, privacy and the state of the internet with Jaron Lanier.
Amnesty International: "Young activists are challenging us to confront realities of the climate crisis. They're a movement determined to change the world. @GretaThunberg & #FridaysForFuture are our #AmbassadorOfConscience 2019. Join them on 20/27th September & strike for climate. See you there? https://t.co/YskGdrhrV5"
Hours after the United States government filed a lawsuit seeking to punish the publication of my new memoir, #PermanentRecord, the very book the government does not want you to read just became the #1 best-selling book in the world. It is available wherever fine books are sold.
How the mighty have fallen... For 10 years I have looked up to people like Marvin Minsky and Richard Stallman. This whole Epstein case has really shown us the underbelly of it all.
Really depressing honestly, but its best that we know the truth so we can make our decisions from it.
I can personally reflect on my own hero worship and calculate ways to keep myself from falling for it again.
This also highlights a need for some much greater scrutiny in the whole scene and look at ourselves.
Amidst the recent crumbling of the tech elite and science research institutions because of the Epstein case, several voices like Danah Boyd, who was honored by the @EFF are now being heard, coming to light to share the dark truths about the misogyny and deplorable systems that have allowed powerful men to misuse and abuse.
Great piece on opting-out from Google, Facebook and others. The best line in the article is "Janet is thinking about launching her own satellite" for controlled communication. I also like her description of Digital Homesteading.
@EccentricElephant at least you are not alone 😀
Former MIT director Negroponte says he would still take Epstein money knowing that it was soiled in blood. He says you can still do good with the money... What a greedy bastard!
Working on developing AI curriculum for middle school students and taking time to discuss algorithmic bias by sharing the work of the Algorithmic Justice League to discus the ethics of AI.
I am designing lessons for middle school students to explore topics in AI and we will be looking at Art first, and I am now genuinely intrigued by it. It makes us question "what is art?" https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/23/18013190/ai-art-portrait-auction-christies-belamy-obvious-robbie-barrat-gans
K-12 Learning Experience Designer
Studying Constructionist Learning Theory, use of Libre Software/Hardware & Digital Fabrication.
Likes maps & weird art
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