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It's hella spring in the PNW and every time I look out the window at my front yard I feel like I've been transported to an elven wonderland ♥️ ♥️ ♥️

4 - going rogue from the awful public school curriculum 

The kids are on fire, y'all.

"MS BIRD, did you know native peoples are THE most targeted group for police brutality?"

"MS BIRD, what - why did Trump sell land that wasn't his?"

"MOM! Redskin is a racial slur! Why is it a football team?"

My kids are writing essay-letters to the government demanding answers and change on these controversial topics, as opposed to "why kids shouldn't wear uniforms."

So - props to you, SpringBoard. Props.

3 - going rogue from the awful public school curriculum 

I thought, what the hell, let's roll with this request that's by and large gone unnoticed in the edusphere. And I also thought, what the fuck, nobody talks about modern inflictions on native rights, so I strung together a list of recent shit (oil pipelines, rez poverty, Bears Ears sold, police brutality, Washington Redskins, etc.) and slapped a lesson together.

The kids' number one question? "Why haven't we heard of this before??"

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SO, I teach it (...sometimes). But I have to share what spawned from one particular text selection that I gotta give SpringBoard props for - Scott H. Peters of Grand Council Fire of American Indians wrote a letter to the Mayor of Chicago in 1927 begging him to include first nations' culture in the new American history curriculum taught to the next generations.

It ends with, "We ask this, Chief, to keep sacred the memory of our people."

1 - going rogue from the awful public school curriculum 

SO the College Board, in its esteemedshittywisdom, decided to produce a curriculum that is entirely workbook based. We're ordered to use it (despite the fact that digital accompaniment, WHICH WE PAYED FOR, is permanently disabled), despite the fact that I made the trainer cry when I systematically pointed out its flaws and asked for the locations of mods for high-need populations (ELL, SPed, etc.) only to find they only exist for CA (why?!)

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Giggling about my Puppy 

Pictured: What puppies do 19 hours a day on average.

5 minutes after I took this picture, Jack started running in his sleep and wiggled his way off the couch, tumbling to the floor face first. That woke him up! 😆

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I think this photo of @bird holding Jack may be one of the best photos I've ever taken :D

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I occasionally want to make an IF where you play as the computer controlling a happy, prosperous society.

Your goal is to prevent Captain Kirk from blowing you up and throwing the people you care for into centuries of famine, starvation, and war.

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Large BBC sound effects library is now available for free download for personal, educational, research & non-commercial use

There are about 16,000 clips

bbcsfx.acropolis.org.uk

My students' latest project is to create an advertisement using ethos/pathos/logos.

Here's what is currently on the market:
- a jar of air
- bees
- a candy bar that turns you into Spiderman
- human skulls sold by a stardust crocodile plush
- megalodon (yes, THE giant extinct shark - not available to zoos)
- the letter N (their targeted audience being China, which is HILARIOUS IF YOU'RE UP TO DATE ON THEIR CENSORSHIP LAWS)

Goddamn, but I love my kids.

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One thing I don't understand is people complaining about graffiti on trains and walls but they couldn't be bothered a bit by ads being everywhere in our daily life actively and literally trying to manipulate everybody's thoughts and actions. But it's legit because that access to your brain is bought with money.

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RT @TheLoveBel0w@twitter.com: I feel like this needs to be posted periodically to refresh people's memories.
twitter.com/TheLoveBel0w/statu

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“A developed country is not when the poor have cars. It is when the rich use public transportation.” Gustavo Petro, socialist candidate for Colombian presidency

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The paradox of productivity in 2018 is even if you're writing a quantum tech article whilst simultaneously dogwalking, podcasting your fourth Ph. D, & inventing the next revolutionary drudge-work-automating app (that will be consumed by a tech giant), you'll always be making not-enough per hour for a dignified existence.

No amount of neurohack pills, 180-hour crunches and AI assistants will ever free us, because neofeudal capitalism will consume all abundance.

The wheel must break.

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RT @stalfel@twitter.com: Perhaps we should fear AI, not because of AI as such, but because it gives power to a small number of people, all culturally/ideologically very similar, who develop and deploy it. And thus force their vision of the world upon the rest. twitter.com/algorithmwatch/sta

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I'm a Fixed-Term Asst Prof in Mass Comm at Winona State in southeast MN. My interests/research include early LGBQ life online, DH, and media archeology. I also curate the Queer Digital History Project (queerdigital.com).

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If you ever find yourself thinking that it is unlikely for Intellectuals or Academics to enjoy Action or Romance media, might I remind you that Dr. Indiana Jones is a professor with tenure.

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Etymology of "queef":
A variant of Scottish and northern English quiff, "a puff of wind", of onomatopoeic origin.

As a Language Arts teacher, this is the kind of shit my HS students asked.

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