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Today I had my students pick what would be on the rubric for this week's video assignment. It was messy, but I'm cautiously optimistic. scholar.social/media/E46tosEPu

YouTube made some changes. Turns out policing the little guy doesn't scale well.

This may be a good business decision on Google's part, but I predict an increase in Twitch streamers for gaming content.

For non-gaming content... is there a place for them?

Facebook video is worse.


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Find yourself someone as happy to see you come home as my cat is to see me.


Two evening Winter Concerts at school this week have left me at a state of fatigue that coffee is not fixing, but today I get to teach animation to 1st grade and light painting to 4th, so there's that.

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My supervisor and her supervisor are coming to watch me teach today, but it's only an informal observation so I should be fine, right? scholar.social/media/NL76fuBv1

Today feels rough and it isn't 6:30 yet. Time for an emergency sleepy kitty.

His name is Socket and he likes to play fetch.

Use responsibly.


Chrome, that is not scholar.social. I am not quite sure why you think it is. scholar.social/media/3ys57NUKt

YouTube, this is not Hurricane news. What are you doing? Go home. scholar.social/media/lHr0p9Qp4

Well, on the bright side, my family no longer has to put up with me telling stories about how my cat is dying from breast cancer.

Goodbye, Binx. I wish I could have done more for you.

Say what you will about large corporate entities, Gmail's spam algorithm is top notch.

(For the record I pay for YouTube Red and love it... just not on the account shown.) scholar.social/media/yvM28d4Oe

Birds love the feeder I put out for them so much that they go to it even if I'm just a few feet away. If I get my camera out, though, they fly off. This is the best shot I can get that isn't through a window.

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OK, I think I have IFTTT set up so that any time I post a link on Mastodon it ends up on Twitter. scholar.social/media/8uq0Pr8iB

As I am designing lessons for next year's curriculum, I am reminded of this thing that I say often during testing season.

If you can use the internet to cheat on my test, it's my fault for making a low quality test.


Click on the gear when viewing an assignment in Google Classroom to export scores to Google Sheets or a .csv file.


Stop the presses, Google Sites accepts animated GIF images.

This news is great and terrible. I feel tempted to use this knowledge for evil more than for good.


Redid my website this evening, because it was darned ugly and full of "mystery meat" navigation.


Still not 100% happy with it, but I'm tired and it works, now. scholar.social/media/KkX8prt-F