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
Unist'ot'en Camp on FB:
Thank you for taking this stand with us, for continuing to throw down, and for letting Canada know they cannot force Indigenous people off our lands with their assault rifles and their military force.
We won’t back down.
Thank you for making this your fight too. It’s time to remind Canada that all lands are sacred.
Wet'suwet'en Supporter Toolkit:
Unist'ot'en Legal Fund: https://actionnetwork.org/fundraising/unistoten2020legalfund
Callout for Solidarity: http://unistoten.camp/alleyesonwetsuweten
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.
#opusdailypractice for Feb. 1 2020: Automatic.
A local art shop has a daily art challenge each February—it’s time to start again! Anyone can join in. See here: https://opusartsupplies.com/odp-details/#art_prompts
@foureyedsoul Just tried it out and it's looking good! I created a couple of different class names for different text and line widths depending on whether the argument is in word form or symbol form. Seems to be doing the trick so far! I really, really appreciate your help.
@plantarum Sorry for the late reply! Thank you for letting me know. This is what I suspected.
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