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Field Day Show more

Cackling because someone got to my blog searching for "read [[book title]] online free" and landed on the "Don't Steal My Books" post.

Things students say... Show more

PeerTube, Hot Take Show more

Introduction, Again Show more

How my day's been so far... Show more

3 Day Weekend Show more

"We've recently updated our Privacy Policy" is the new caption that works on every New Yorker cartoon.

Advice Requested: Middle School D&D Club Show more

My privacy policy is that I will forget who you are and everything about you if you change your avatar

Working with 5-7 year olds Show more

Reminder and request about CW's and off-topic posts Show more

LB: THIS * ∞

Had our art show last night. Heard a lot of praise for student talent. More than once I had to assert

"They worked really hard."

"This shows a lot of practice."

"[Visual Art Teacher] has high standards and pushes the students to reach them."

Rather than launch into a rant about education, I will say simply this:

When you praise someone - anyone - for a successful project, PLEASE praise the WORK they put into the project, including the training they went through to be able to do the work - and NOT their "talent" or "smartness" or "giftnedness".

Evidence of student growth Show more

There is a note pinned up next to the void:
"The void holds no data about you, does not wish to contact you, and does not care who you are, or what you scream."
Somehow, I find this oddly comforting. I leave, without screaming.
#GDPR #MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

LB: The best thing Yahoo ever did with Tumblr was leave it alone. Verizon is a horrible company and I've no interest in seeing them earn another dime off of me.

Tumblr tried to sneak in data collection under the radar. After a few taps, you can get a list of who they're sharing data with.

The list takes 19 screenshots to see all the names on my phone.


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Scholar Social

A Mastodon instance for academics

Scholar Social is a microblogging platform for researchers, grad students, librarians, archivists, undergrads, academically inclined high schoolers, educators of all levels, journal editors, research assistants, professors, administratorsβ€”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 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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