Meta-research symposium video link Show more
I just remembered that my research unit's symposium, "Science and Skepticism: Critiquing Bad Research in an Anti-Science Era" was recorded and you can watch it! Right now!!
Either I'm doing this right or I'm bricking my new (to me) laptop, and I won't know which until it's done.
Spring Cleaning Show more
I've been allocating a portion of my planning time each day to do some much needed spring cleaning. I've been in this computer lab for 9 years, and while I clear stuff out every year there's still some accumulation.
Amongst my equipment are such diverse elements as cameras that use actual film, a VHS camcorder (without battery charger) and a stack of TechToolPro disks that came with the staff MacBooks that my employer provided 7 years ago.
Oh, and paperwork.
So much paperwork.
Computer Shopping Show more
Broke down and bought a new* laptop with the sole intent of wiping Win10 off of it and installing Linux in its place.
I tend to only play with Linux on older and/or significantly less powerful machines. Eventually it's the hardware that has me go elsewhere, not the OS.
This time I won't have that excuse, so I might actually use Linux enough to get used to it.
*In this case "new" = referbished and from Woot.com
whipped up some Creative Commons emoji for mastodon! Images taken from the CC downloads page here > https://creativecommons.org/about/downloads
the Creative Commons icon
Creative Commons Zero
Learn how to use the licenses here! https://creativecommons.org/licenses/
When I do timed activities with my students, I ask my phone to set the time starting with "OK, Google..."
So far, every primary class where I've done this has resulted in students arguing about if I was using Siri or Alexa.
In a Leaked Memo, Apple Warns Employees to Stop Leaking Information - Bloomberg https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-04-13/apple-warns-employees-to-stop-leaking-information-to-media
TotY Process Show more
As the last day of the week, I'll either be observed today, or I won't. There is no "next week" for unannounced observations.
I am, then I'm (or was, depending on how the observation goes) still in the running for my district's Teacher of the Year.
If not, then I didn't make the cut during the interview phase.
Either way it will not be a blow to my ego, as I've met the other nominees and they're awesome people.
what happened to CWing politics on mastodon?
No observation today. Will NOT be Wed or Thurs due to a field trip and my auditions, so IF I'm being observed it will be Friday.