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My in-depth comparative review of eight Mastodon apps for iPhone

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Applications are open for the Open Education Group's Fellowship for 2022-2023. I participated in this program a few years ago and it was a fantastic way to learn more about and start doing research on open educational resources and practices.

See some information about the fellowship here:

And more information and the application form:

Looking forward to this livestream in a few hours on Community Making and Black Flourishing Through the Scarborough Charter, a public forum speaking about topics related to the Scarborough National Charter on Anti-Black Racism and Black Inclusion in Canadian Higher Education.

See more about the Scarborough charter:

@ehud I use Workflowy for non-sensitive things, and Standard Notes for others bc of encryption. I do really like Workflowy—have used it for many years.

Those of you who have come here from corporate social media (recently or in the past) and stayed, which of the following were behind your reasons to stay here?

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@esty Glad it is helpful. I really found it very thought provoking and learned a lot myself. I keep learning and trying to do better.

Very insightful and helpful discussion of the problems with tone policing and how it is deeply embedded in power and privilege relationships. By Alice MacLachlan at York Uni in Canada.

2022 marks the 10 year anniversary of the B.C. Open Textbook Collection. We've been doing some reminiscing about the early days of the project and the foundations that were laid that helped us get to this point.

Through The Years: 2013 – BCcampus #oer #OpenEducation

Emoji to express platonic, low-pressure condolence :rhizome: 

@danwchan @edibotopic So glad that collection is useful! Thanks for looping me in!

Thank you so much for this! I am working on a project to engage others at our university to come up with a set of ethical principles for selecting educational technology tools, and I'm reviewing resources that already exist as a way to get started. I found this really helpful and generative!

And I've just published a blog post with my own summary of it and reflections on how it relates to educational technology. I hope I have done your work justice!

Please boost for visibility: Global Accessibility Awareness day (#GAAD) is on May 19th. I’d like everyone that can to turn off your monitor, or close the laptop lid and connect a keyboard, or close your eyes, and turn on your OS screen reader, and use your computer with it. How does it make you feel? Do you know enough keyboard commands? Does it give you enough info? Does it make you enjoy using the computer? Do you feel productive? Why or why not? #a11y #screenreader #blind

@TusculumPearson @rwallace

I have also found that sometimes drawing something large is easier than small. I went to a workshop once where we sketched on really large pieces of paper, making sweeping motions across a wide space. It felt easier than trying to get a much smaller circle, or square, or whatever to look good.

And oh my, electronic whiteboard with a mouse or a trackpad would be just awful for circles I imagine.

@trishalynn Yes, me too, on all counts. I can't really take notes by hand anymore because my joints start hurting after awhile. I do a lot of typing instead. But when I have done some sketchnoting in the past it has for some reason not hurt my hands as much. Maybe because I'm not trying to do so much writing of words, so quickly.

@noctiluca That'll do it! I also have a love for the physical qualities of different media and spend an inordinate amount of time in art supplies stores testing out the pens (where they have testers of course!).

I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival. ~ Audre Lorde

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