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Nerding out on a syllabus design unit for 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.

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Elsevier/SSRN, burn book, ableism Show more

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plagiarism pro tips! Show more

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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.

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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.

Today started with a waterfall and ended with a rainbow. We're at a school doing jazz workshops all day tomorrow. bliss
#thisday #smallstories

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my blog about tech, books, and teaching.

self-hosted WriteFreely instance running on Yunohost.

Just submitted a paper after it got rejected. The rejecter was :OpenAccess: who said my article was a bad fit. I submitted this time to a T&F journal because I am broke and it is the best fit. Preprint already uploaded on SocArxiv.

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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.

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@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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Do you write a blog? Post your art?

Please share with us. I want to see what sort of amazing, wacky stuff we are creating.


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Academic career thoughts Show more

First draft of a practitioner-focused paper
Stuff I have to actually get done? Hahahahaha!

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Myself, @fridgebuzznow, and my spouse are making music.

We put our first demo up on bandcamp.

Check it out if you want to listen to music.

I also made a tiny website for it.

Working on a book chapter. I was so enthusiastic when I was asked to write it. Now it feels like almost anything else would be more stimulating.

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It was 7 years and 4 phones later that texting came into existence.

And I don’t care what that one article said, texting on 12 button phones was way easier. You didn’t even have to look at your screen. Just memorize button clicks, and feel for the notch indicating you were on the “6”.

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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

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Hi! I'm have a phd un educational . My research is about cultural historical activity theory and social media.

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English as Foreign Language Teacher who is also passionate about using technology in the classroom! Nice to meet you :)

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I had a new website in Reclaim Hosting and will use it to go back to some stuff including installing but for now just a static image.

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How do we develop learning environments where students are not afraid of making mistakes?

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Scholar Social

Federated microblogging for academics

Scholar Social is a microblogging platform for researchers, grad students, librarians, archivists, undergrads, academically inclined high schoolers, educators of all levels, journal editors, research assistants, professors, administrators—anyone involved in academia who is willing to engage with others respectfully.

We strive to be a safe space for queer people and other minorities, recognizing that there can only be academic freedom where the existence and validity of interlocutors' identities is taken as axiomatic.

"An academic microblog that you can be proud to put on the last slide of a presentation at a conference"

"Official" monthly journal club!

(Participation is, of course, optional)

Scholar Social features a monthly "official" journal club, in which we try to read and comment on a paper of interest.

Any user of Scholar Social can suggest an article by sending the DOI by direct message to and one will be chosen by random lottery on the last day of the month. We ask that you only submit articles that are from *outside* your own field of study to try to ensure that the papers we read are accessible and interesting to non-experts.

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