Open Source 2D Animation Show more

School Event Show more

Should I be concerned when my sub writes this on the board but leaves no other notes?

selfie, tuxedo, sister's wedding Show more

Film Festival Field Trip Show more

Nostalgia Tech Show more

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.

Wheeee!

Voting is open for the 2018 PGCPS Film Festival!

Everyone can vote, even people outside of PGCPS!

YOU can vote once per day per category until April 11th! Show these kids how awesome they are!

bit.ly/2018FilmFest

Current stage of grief: Denial.

First time I've ever been told not to go to work because of wind strength alone.

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Raspberry Pi Update:

Had to edit a config file using the terminal but it's now on the school's WPA2 Enterprise Wi-Fi.

Browser choice is limited to Chromium, which school Gmail says is no longer supported. Attempts to install Firefox, Iceweasel, and even Chrome have all failed, in part because the files needed are no longer there.

Managed to apt-get Arduino, though, so I'm not completely hopeless at installing additional software...

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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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Scholar.social meta Show more

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

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Scholar Social

A Mastodon instance for academics

Scholar Social is meant 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.

"A Mastodon profile 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 @socrates@scholar.social 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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