Trademark troll who claims to own "Dragon Slayer" now wants exclusive rights to book covers where someone is holding a weapon
9 phrases Montessori teachers use to build resilient kids - Motherly https://www.mother.ly/child/montessori-phrases-to-teach-resiliency
Why This Student-Run YouTube Club Is About More Than Making Videos | EdSurge News https://www.edsurge.com/news/2018-07-19-why-this-student-run-youtube-club-is-about-more-than-making-videos
Adaptive Optics Allows Very Large Telescope to Take Sharper Images Than Hubble https://www.popularmechanics.com/space/a22240382/neptune-ground-telescope-sharper-images-hubble-adaptive-optics/
Pre-K scores fall. No surprise when Florida ranks 41st in funding - Orlando Sentinel http://www.orlandosentinel.com/opinion/os-florida-pre-k-scores-funding-scott-maxwell-20180712-story.html
DC Mayor Uses First Veto To Stop Chronically Absent Kids From Graduating | The Daily Caller http://dailycaller.com/2018/07/13/dc-mayor-veto-graduation/
The teacher supply is plummeting. Pa. will spend $2M to stem the tide - Philly http://www.philly.com/philly/education/teacher-supply-plummeting-pa-governor-wolf-grants-2m-recruitment-retention-20180712.html
Copyright, USPS Show more
There's a lot to unpack in this and I have mixed feelings.
Bottom line is I'm glad the artist won this case.
Post Office Ordered to Pay $3.5 Million for Statue of Liberty Photo Mistake
Current read: "Technically wrong" by Sara Wachter-Boettcher.
I've barely started and it already feels like a mandatory reading for anyone involved in tech.
Can someone send me links to anti-harassment tech y'all know of? I have a few in mind but like in the realm of ActivityPub, a tool could work.
Anti-Harassment Policy Idea Show more
New rule: If you're developing a service that includes the ability for users to interact with each other, hire someone with experience teaching actual 12 year old children* as a consultant.
If you show them a feature (or say you don't need a certain feature) and they make a sharp intake of breath, you're doing it wrong.
(*Not me, though. I want no part of this.)
If you're building a social platform in 2018 and anti-abuse isn't on your radar, you've got a blind spot the size of your gigantic privileges and should definitely not be building anything, period.
YA Book Recomendations Show more
Ethan "Mr.E" Schoonover
(@ethanschoonover on Twitter) teaches #DnD to middle school kids at an all girls school. Yesterday he put out a call for YA books with strong female protagonists.
Original thread here: https://twitter.com/ethanschoonover/status/1014640602380632064
If this was all Twitter was used for, I'd likely not feel the need for Mastodon.
Fair Use, Photography Show more
Misleading headline aside, this article includes a good explanation of what "Fair Use" is and how it applies to photography. While this one case has concluded (pending appeals), Fair Use is still determined on a case-by-case basis.
"To attract new prison guards, salaries were raised. To attract beginning teachers, perhaps we should pay them more than prison guards."
SC teachers vilified, underpaid in anti-public school state | The State https://www.thestate.com/opinion/op-ed/article214184704.html
The Importance of Educating Educators | My Island View https://tomwhitby.com/2018/07/02/the-importance-of-educating-educators/
"... and everything's horrible and there's nothing we can do."
"Hold on," she said. She stepped off the path to pick up a discarded water bottle.
"What are you doing?" he asked.
"There's a recycling bin a bit further up."
"Oh. Anyway, we're so powerless-"
"Let's do what we can."
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