Nerding out on a syllabus design unit for #TBLT and my (virtual) job at Cooperativa Serveis Linguistics de Barcelona. Rereading Long & Crookes (1991),
adding stuff, adding tangents, thinking about how the field has and hasn't moved on in 27 years.
Elsevier/SSRN, burn book, ableism Show more
Seeing one of Elsevier's / SSRN's reps write a professional scholcomm listserv with the claim "We are all competing for attention in a world overrun with attention deficit disorder" doesn't inspire me to extend them any confidence or good will regarding how they'll treat their users & data.
Using my neurodivergence as
a) a casually ableist metaphor for modernity's superfluity of media &
b) an excuse for surveillance capitalism
is not a good look.
plagiarism pro tips! Show more
guess what? If you steal work from grad students, it messes with their careers SO DON'T DO IT
a friend of mine who spends a LOT of his time picking up plastic waste from parks, rivers, streets, etc. had a good idea. He decided to photograph the non biodegradable waste and tag companies on social media with it. So if he finds a plastic Subway cup, he tells Subway about it with the message "is this yours?" I dig this because it's not something that blames the consumer. It puts the blame where it belongs: on the producer.
Every year when I take students to LA I push myself in different ways. This year it's been physical, mental, musical, and it feels so good to stretch my arms and my mind.
Learning out loud. Learning in the wild. Learning with one another. I love it. a. lot.
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What if privacy law was as strict as copyright law nowadays? You are not allowed to copy any private information about someone until 70 years after their death, even if it was non-commercial, and you can sue the heck (that is: €€€) out of someone if they do.
And then do the reverse to copyright law: copying anything copyrighted is the standard, creators who don't want it are refuted with "Oh, but you don't have something to hide, do you?", and Big Tech and Government actively help people to copy work from creators and to spread it further.
@marcjones a teacher wanting more time to do their job? i know exactly what you're talking about.
never enough time ahhhhhh
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Please share with us. I want to see what sort of amazing, wacky stuff we are creating.
Academic career thoughts Show more
Imagining a world where everyone would think it unethical to have an academic journal where reviewers weren't paid
And I mean "paid" as in: full-time work with job security, benefits and everything, not like an "honorarium"
First draft of a practitioner-focused paper #done
Stuff I have to actually get done? Hahahahaha!
Debate Show more
I've used debates off and on in classrooms for years, and with the right framing I think they can help build oral and written historical reasoning skills such as proper use of evidence to support a thesis, but I've never gotten over a Jesuit colleague who told me he never used debate because it assumed the use of knowledge as a weapon and I vacillate on how correct that is.
The Girl Scouts of Western Washington were offered $100,000 on the condition that the donation "will not be used to support transgender girls".
They sent the money back, held a fundraising campaign, and raised $300,000. #ForEVERYGirl
#introductions English as Foreign Language Teacher who is also passionate about using technology in the classroom! Nice to meet you :)
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