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Created a Teacher Scratch Account to use in my TAG program. When asking my gender, it had Male, Female, and a blank I could fill in.

Tiny steps in the right direction.

@aristoxenos I weigh my options in part on the quality of the software, but more importantly on the students' ability to use it outside my class. I could teach Adobe Premiere, but without a subscription fee my students are out of luck. HitFilm Express is free. OpenShot is open source, but buggy.

I know "On the internet no one can tell if you're being sarcastic," but I have strong suspicions about the comments left by a student in Google Classroom after he decided to play a video game in class instead of fix his storyboard and thus scored low on it.


@garbados Ironically this counts as preparing them for life outside of academia.

PHD comics on the tax plan that's set to make grad school inaccessible:


Step 1: Create assignment.

Step 2: Note that several students are confused. Change follow-up assignment to avoid confusion.

Step 3: Note that students are now confused by the change in procedure, this increasing the number of students confused by the assignment.

Step 4: Go to Step 2.

@Downes @dogtrax Is that the EASTERN side of the Mississippi? because Maryland is east of the Mississippi and this would explain so much about my life.

My school has me doing TAG pullouts for 4th & 5th grade students.

I'm eager to start, IN SPITE OF it costing me 2+ hours of my planning time per week and my general stance on the limited nature of TAG qualifications.

So essentially I'm still a little crazy, but at least we'll have fun.

@bgcarlisle Subway Tooter meets my needs, which include multi-user support.

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Please direct your friends to joinmastodon.org or another instance of your choice like octodon.social, toot.cat or toot.cafe, etc. mastodon.social is "default" choice for a lot of people and it's getting kinda hammered right now.

This might be a tipping point. @TheWeirdTeacher is on here now. I have fewer reasons than ever to check Twitter now.

All day TAG training today.

Doing my best to set aside my thoughts about limiting activities only to TAG kids (And I WAS a TAG kid...), in part because the person running the training is a good friend as well as my supervisor.

Also we get to make stuff with LEDs today, which is going to be fun.

Mischief managed, expected regrets are in effect.

I am going to regret going out while still feeling nauseous but I need medicine, groceries & kitty litter.

Two of those things can't really be put off for much longer.

Having even the slightest idea of what to say in another person's moment of grief is a new and scary experience for me.

I do not consider this knowledge to be worth the cost, and am not happy for the opportunity to make use of it.

@bgcarlisle As a fan of Lessig & Creative Commons I agree copyright law needs reform.

I also posit that if content creators like my students wish to have their creations protected under the law, they need to respect the works of other creators.

TL;DR: We can argue that the sword needs a redesign, but until that happens we need to not hold the pointy end when we use it.

@noelle My last year and a half, actually.

I won't say to ignore the negatives, but do try to notice the positive things in your life, however small or inconsequential they might seem.

Sometimes, it's the only way I make it through the day.