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Stages of Mastodon:

1. Toots about Mastodon vs. Twitter
2. Toots about Mastodon etiquette
3. Toots about finding people on other Mastodon instances
4. Toots about moving to other Mastodon instances
5. Meaningful conversations with awesome people.
6. Laments about not ditching Twitter OR going dark to return to Twitter
7. Leaving Twitter

As with the stages of grief, order may vary and repetition is possible.

May all your toots be Stage 5.

Gakushuin ISS is looking for a part-time teacher for an academic reading & writing course (twice a week on Tuesday and Friday mornings, Period 1 and 2) to start in April 2018. The minimum requirement is a Master's degree and relevant experience in teaching at Japanese universities. Ping me.

I'm seeing more mentions on here of the Internet of Things, but no mentions at all of the Internet of People or the Internet of Places.

I mean, there's so much more to the Internet of Nouns than just things...

it still blows my mind that there are people all around the world sitting at some sort of device and writing their thoughts into the ether and by sheer "magic" i can see them. there are so many people out there, all of them doing such different things, and with lives just as rich as my own. and somehow you're all excellent.

maybe some of you will read this and be like oh yeah that 0x3f is a person too somewhere, and right this is what they said

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we should all write lists of all the webcomics, podcasts, blogs and other hard-to-backtrace influential works that have affected us, so as to make life easier for future academics who want to backtrace our general intellectual milieu

My course site for Intro to Philosophy is up and running! blogs.ubc.ca/phil102

We're starting with Plato & Socrates, next week. This past week was just one course meeting, introducing the course overall.

Classes start in two days and I am waaaaayyyy behind in being ready to teach. Yikes. Still making last minute decisions on what kinds of assignments to have and what readings to assign. And I haven't yet finished my website nor the videos I am making to introduce Socrates and Plato next week.

Going to be a long next couple of days...

For those in need of a guilt-free laugh:

My job this morning: to make the pudding. Strawberry tart mmm!
did my typing, other jobs, made the pastry & popped it in the oven with a light layer of my homemade strawberry jam. Fresh berries go on top.

I had to pop out for a village meeting: 'Honey, take that out in 20 mins please.'

I arrive home:
Daddy set the tart on fire?

REAL FIRE!? Where is it now?

In the garden

at least I made a double recipe...
#smallstories #food
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I found this great resource for : a list of texts one might use for teaching university courses, from traditions and people not in the usual list of what is taught. From Bryan Van Norden: bryanvannorden.com/suggestions

York University (Ontario, Canada) on requiring students to pay for digital ancillary resources like homework tools—can’t count for more than 15% of course grade, has to be purchasable separate from book, & more. teachingcommons.yorku.ca/wp-co

U Toronto has similar policy: provost.utoronto.ca/Assets/Pro

The Ministry of Higher Ed in Ontario considers tuition to cover instruction & assessment, so adding digital assessment tools is like making students pay on top of what already paying for tuition.

Spent quite a few hours today uploading pre-prints to the new PhilArchive philarchive.org

It’s stuff I published in philosophy before I started publishing open access.

Too bad they don’t take presentation slides. Still posting those to a combination of Open Science Framework (for editable ppt version) and Speaker Deck (for embeddable, but not easily editable, PDFs). And both on my blog blogs.ubc.ca/chendricks

Spent quite a few hours today uploading pre-prints to the new PhilArchive philarchive.org

It’s stuff I published in philosophy before I started publishing open access.

Too bad they don’t take presentation slides. Still posting those to a combination of Open Science Framework (for editable ppt version) and Speaker Deck (for embeddable, but not easily editable, PDFs).

Spent quite a few hours today uploading pre-prints to the new PhilArchive philarchive.org

It’s stuff I published in philosophy before I started publishing open access.

Too bad they don’t take presentation slides. Still posting those to a combination of Open Science Framework (for editable ppt version) and Speaker Deck (for embeddable, but not easily editable, PDFs).

Diaz Maggioli at "Teaching alone can lead to routine practice (and generally does)"

I almost always teach alone. Most of us do.

How do you break your routines?

Or maybe it was just that it seemed fantastic before coffee and wouldn’t actually have been after. I may never know.

Grrrr...I had this fantastic idea for how to improve the flow/tell a story in a talk I’m giving on Monday, this morning before coffee.

Then when I got more awake it was gone. WHY????

So I am giving two keynotes in the next 7 weeks or so. And of course I didn’t make them the same so I could save myself from writing two entirely different talks in that short time frame. So it’s gonna be long weekends from here on out I fear.

Hopefully I can use at least some from the first in the second.

Excellent article by a colleague at my university, on the importance of kindness and compassion in our classes. So many students dealing with so many difficulties. thewalrus.ca/demanding-kinder-

Today I learned a little about h5p: h5p.org/

Sounds intriguing from educational perspective (I teach at a university). Anyone have any thoughts on it?