AAARRGG! Again students switching off during listening activities and just declaring: I don't understand anything. And refusing to do anything else. How do you avoid that??

Hoping to enlist the help of some here. Having an event focused on creativity. One workshop is: Creativity at a Distance. Seeking to gather annotations about online teaching & learning and sounds before the workshop.

Would anyone be willing to spend a few minutes contributing?

@ShorterPearson @lauraritchie @katebowles @cogdog @marcjones @dajbelshaw @tellio @dogtrax @Downes (Please invite others I've missed...)

After one year of studying for Cambridge Delta module 1, I finally feel it's paying off.
I felt confident and at ease teaching an upper-intermediate pronunciation class and an advanced study skills workshop this week, something I would have been terrified of doing last year.

I can now say that all that time spent reading and reflecting was indeed well spent.

I can say, for myself, that the reason I first got into Twitter was to get the news as fast as possible. So that's something I'd like to make available through my instance, with my curated feed.

Starting to settle into Mastodon, I see substantial conversations are also possible here. I'd like to bring designers, developers, dreamers, and mad scientists together.

But what other functions are people wishing Mastodon could serve?

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Abolish inheritance

Imagine if the only way to make things better for your own kids was to make things better for everyone else's too

Back to work, back on Mastodon, I hope to be soon back on my blog too.
It's been great to have a break from it all for a while.

#Tech professionals choosing Gmail, MacOS, logged-in Google Maps, the App Store, Chrome's predictive features, iCloud… in the name of convenience, reliability and speed are like chefs or nutritionists eating at McDonald's or KFC every other day because it's quick and easy and it tastes great.

Had dinner yesterday with a person who does not believe in climate change.

His argument was: "we're so small, the earth is so big and old. We can't possibly affect its climate. What do scientists know about the earth and its climate, since we've only been here for a small fraction of time compared to how old this planet is."


Doesn't he know that all the information he's giving for granted comes from years of scientific research?

Hey hey mastodon users, just a friendly reminder that if you see stuf that you deem does not follow the rules of your instance, please do use the report button, so admins can take a look and keep federations an enjoyable place to explore!

Ma mairie qui m'envoie 2 documents Word .docx à compléter pour notre AMAP 😒 😒

Je pense que je vais compléter et leur envoyer un .odt, et leur dire que s'ils arrivent pas à le lire, il faut mettre à jour Office et passer à la caisse ^^

#InterOperabilité #ODF #Word #LibreOffice

"White actors must stand up to whitewashing. Ed Skrein shows how | Vera Chok"
White actors must stand up to whitewashing. Ed Skrein shows how
You're gonna like this, @manuel_uberti

They should distribute films like SOMETHING MUST BREAK way more! It would help people understand...

Seeing people get excited about cool things they've made makes me happy.

It's one of the things I keep in mind when writing lessons.

Completing worksheets and tests does not give the same return for the effort.

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Scholar Social

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Federated microblogging 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, 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 in academia, recognizing that there can only be academic freedom where the existence and validity of interlocutors' identities is taken as axiomatic.

"An academic microblog that 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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