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Mental Health (+, Glib) Show more

And it feels like there's this pressure to use the room's tech features all the time which seems like a bad thing to get into. Shoehorning the tech into lessons where it doesn't make sense is not going to be a good movement for student learning.

On the other hand, it can be really useful for getting students more involved. I did an activity today where each group was supposed to find a video of the vocal tract in action, describe what we were seeing and then show the video. It went really wel

I have a tech enabled class for my Friday sections this semester. In this building that seems to mean there's two tvs instead of a projector and there's an app that students can install that allows them to put content up on the screens. Oh and dry erase instead of chalk.

I have some mixed feelings about this.

On the one hand, the projector was nice because it got out of the way if I needed to use the chalk board more, these tvs are smack in the middle of where I want to write.

Wanna have a bit of fun watching people get all confused while revealing society's inherent patriarchal bias?

Refer to your sewing machine as a 'power tool.'

research concerns Show more

Had to evacuate the building in the middle of class today. I don't think the fire alarms were for a drill. I wonder what happened.

First Friday sessions of the new semester went without a hitch. Well minus me printing one too few information sheets.

PhD thesis submission; bioinformatics Show more

@kateiyas Hey, we've already been here for several years and established our own culture and norms. Real academics do use this space, and we are dedicated to being a safe space for queer academics, as well as a space that welcomes other minorities

We're not trying to be like, Other Twitter

We're *already* Scholar Social

Stick around and make yourself at home! We'd love to get to know you :)

Finisished reading Hard Times! This is the first recreational book I've finished in two years!

Not gonna lie, this is an awesome Shared Task idea. I love it.

FYI: Call: Paper Offerings Shared Task Reproducibility


150 million workers and workers in India are taking part in a two-day general strike, which is probably the biggest general strike in history.

Oof I forgot that I get charged a $70 late registration fee for signing up on the first day of classes.

Sickness Show more

Not gonna lie, paperspace is making using my own gpu seem less of a good idea.

opensuse success Show more

dev newbie confusion Show more

Unless I try to run it on the machine with insufficient ram. Whoops.

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