Countdown: 75 days until students return! Show more
The school feels empty and quiet.
Some teachers are at off-site Professional Developments, but most are here, slowly packing up their rooms.
My lab is a mess, but it's an organized one. Computers are covered. Chairs are stacked.
I have two tables filled with things to be sorted later.
I don't wanna.
However, it needs to be done.
LB: Since Mastodon lets you add content warnings in replies, you can use them EVEN IF the original toot didn't have them.
Just because you have enough spoons for the convo does not mean that everyone else does.
Add content warnings to your politics!
MIT, YouTube Show more
YouTube has blocked MIT's educational video clips for 4 days because of updated 'partner agreements' and it's left the university frustrated
makerspace, gender bias Show more
"Kim likens the process to building a house from scratch and knowing where to start. 'If you don’t think about culture when you’re building a makerspace, you’re forgetting the foundation,' he says. 'You might have something that’s visible but not very solid.'"
Source: Maker Culture Has a ‘Deeply Unsettling’ Gender Problem
uspol education Show more
What could go wrong?
White House to propose merging Labor, Education departments: WSJ
Last Day of School Show more
My TAG students had a choice of going to an "open mic" event in the gym or coming to my class.
They were excited when I first told them I was teaching TAG on the last day of school, but I apparently can't compete against open mic.
One class left. My Media Arts students will be light painting. Some of the ones who stayed home on Monday/Tuesday came in today. Might have a sizable group, might not.
widower Show more
"I didn't cry today."
GitHub Education is now free for schools
Appeals Court Follows Bench Ruling With Opinion Backing Pro-Transgender Policy
A boy, no more than five, jumped in front of me at the grocery store.
He'd wandered from his mother. Not far enough to be out of sight, but far enough to make her uncomfortable.
The child pointed at me, yelling STOP!
I froze, hands up, a look of terror on my face.
His mother was furious at his actions. I could only smile as I walked away.
At times I feel like I have so little control. More so this time of year.
It was good to let someone else feel powerful, if only for a moment.
Article: How to Get Your Students Thinking Deeply With Photography
My principal is playing Rebecca Black's Friday over the PA system.
Happy weekend, everyone.
The Mastodon bridge tool has got a facelift! https://bridge.joinmastodon.org/
You can sign in with Twitter and Mastodon to find Twitter friends in the fediverse. You can also send it to your Twitter friends, as it will show them their friends on Mastodon and point them to where they could make an account!
cw: sexual harassment Show more
"Academic workplaces are second only to the military in the rate of sexual harassment, with 58 percent of academic employees indicating they had such experiences, according to one study cited in the report." https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/12/science/sexual-harassment-science-medicine-engineering.html?smid=tw-nytimesscience&smtyp=cur
#academia #sociology #medicine
Open Source 2D Animation Show more
In stolen moments I've been working on understanding how to do animation in Krita. The current program we use for animation is Frames, by a company called Tech4Learning.
I love Frames, but as a $50 program I have trouble encouraging my students to use it outside of class. If what you teach is limited to the classroom, it's not as useful to the students.
But Krita works, and as someone who learned how to animate using paper and a camera, I appreciate the formatting.