Actually, this is more like a virtual social hour fail. After a virtual wine/book club meeting I dropped my laptop on the floor with the headphones still stuck in it, and the headphone jack broke off inside the little plug in the laptop.
Fortunately we had very tiny pliers and could pull it out. Even more fortunately I have a spare set of headphones and the connection into the laptop still works. Because there's no going to the computer store for repairs right now.
@ephemeral Oh my goodness...I hadn't logged on here in awhile and I missed this message. Thank you so much for letting me know the book is useful!
question for those with Canadian experience
Is Calgary nice to visit in the springtime? There's a job opening at the University of Calgary's math department which I'm not unsuited to apply for, and I think I'd have a shot at an interview/job talk kind of thing. I know that Alberta is often called the Texas of Canada, but is Calgary the, like, Austin of Canadian Texas?
question for those with Canadian experience
@bstacey It depends on what you mean by spring. I was there in March one year and it was still very cold & snowy! Visited in summer and it was lovely. Wish I knew more about it being like the Austin of Canadian Texas (I did grad school in Austin!) but I’m not sure. U Calgary has an amazing teaching & learning centre, though!
libraries cannot be neutral (meme & other social media site link)
Over on the birdsite, Dr. Robin James reiterates: "All claims for the non ideological or apolitical character of X are political and ideological claims." https://twitter.com/doctaj/status/1228349332807614465
Considering all the asinine approaches to "neutrality" in libraries lately, I had to make this image to help reinforce the point.
It's WORLD PANGOLIN DAY! My timeline does not have enough pangolins on it considering this fact and nor does yours, so please accept this contribution.
@clintlalonde That really is awful. So far my son doesn't feel that pressure, but he's in grade 7 and I expect it's likely to come later. High school is next year...
The Philosophy department at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver (where I work) is inviting applications for an Assistant Professor without Review (non-tenure track position) in Ethics: https://philosophy.ubc.ca/job-opportunities/assistant-professor-without-review-ethics/ #UBC #philosophy
Great story about a colleague's project to create interactive, browser-based activities to go along with an #OpenTextbook in logic: https://bccampus.ca/2020/02/06/homework-activities-a-logical-extension-of-forall-x-using-carnap/ I can't wait to see the results of this project by Dave Gilbert at #UBC #Philosophy! #OER
Pressbooks can now make clones of open books and copy over H5P activities, as @clintlalonde discusses in this post. Nice! https://edtechfactotum.com/pressbooks-cloning-now-with-added-h5p-goodness/ #OER #OpenTextbooks
BREAKING Statement from Unist'ot'en Camp 1/n
"A convoy of armed RCMP tactical units has invaded sovereign and unceded Unist’ot’en Territory to enforce Coastal GasLink’s injunction. Our Unist’ot’en Matriarchs and lands defenders have been forcibly removed off their lands.
@clintlalonde I can see how this might happen, though it’s still too bad. At some ages grades just are what school is about, and your future depends on them. Hard to get past that I’d imagine. Though myself, I completely agree with you. I’d be so thrilled to not give grades but genuine feedback on progress that doesn’t have to be quantified.
Higher ed and #ClimateChange : the end of academic conferences as we know them.
Bryan van Norden has an amazing and growing list of suggested readings on what he calls the “less commonly taught philosophies” (at least in N America), including African, Asian, Continental, and more. Great places to get started to diversify readings in #philosophy courses! http://www.bryanvannorden.com/suggestions-for-further-reading
Very intriguing post by Martin Lenz on the important details of why asking students to learn how to ask philosophical questions (in addition to answering) is valuable. Via Daily Nous. #philosophy https://handlingideas.blog/2020/01/31/questions-an-underrated-genre/
#opusdailypractice from yesterday: Trick.
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