Designing A Home Video Studio For Online Synchronous TeachingI ended up replying to a FB thing on this paper with this . . . The paper ends up being kind of interesting compared to the clickbait article which mainly irritated me. “I have heard my colleagues say our competition is Netflix, TikTok, YouTube, and similar platforms. I disagree. Our competition is our own teaching, reimagined in a world of TED Talks and high-quality talking head productions (like Frontline, 60 Minutes, etc.). ” I agree educators aren’t competing with pure entertainment options (there are some larger questions about the creation of educational games etc. but that’s major complexity). Comparing educator-created content to various types of educational media makes sense to me but the difference in this case is audience and intent. If it’s synchronous the differentiator is really how well you take advantage of live interaction options with students. In either case the difference is how you customize things based on the fact that you know your students and what they need. You aren’t blindly creating for everyone or for an abstract demographic compilation (Southern Females from 18-25) but for individuals that you can interact with and know things about. He says some other things that I wonder about. “When we design online asynchronous courses for MITx, our major goals are […]
Uroplatus phantasticus – WikipediaUroplatus phantasticus, the satanic leaf-tailed gecko Medical Bill ArtFrom the good people at MSCHF Blockchain, the amazing solution for almost nothing – The CorrespondentHis first job was to explain what blockchain is. When I asked him, he said it is “a kind of system that can’t be stopped”, that it’s “actually a force of nature”, or rather, “a decentralised consensus algorithm”. OK, it’s hard to explain, he conceded eventually. “I said to Zuidhorn: ‘I’ll just build you an app, then you’ll understand’.” EXCLUSIVE: Video shows private firefighters being detained for setting possibly illegal backfires in Napa Valley – ABC7 San Francisco Exclusive video from the ABC7 I-Team shows private firefighters detained by CHP and CAL Fire, now under investigation for possibly setting illegal backfires. –now apply to privatizing the service of your choice Grave cameras offer virus-weary grievers virtual burial visitsThese cemetery cameras aren’t intended for security — they offer the virus-weary living the ability to have “on-demand virtual burial visits” with the departed.
The People Have Questions About Voting, Democracy, Laws, Treason, and Civil War. Stand By – McSweeney’s Internet Tendency What do you mean? Haven’t you seen the tweets? There have been some very stern tweets. City Generator by ProbableTrainNice little tool for creating fake maps.
Unexpected Learnings From Coding Artwork Every Day For Five Years — Smashing MagazineIn projects like this, the art you create doesn’t have to be written from scratch every time. Iteration is the key to creation. In the first year the daily exploration was wide-ranging. In the mornings I would think about what I could make that day, sometimes reminiscing, reflecting on previous sketches. Other sources of inspiration would be things that would appear to me that day, which surprisingly often would be unrelated to code and art. Within this scope I was able to find the areas I was keen to explore further. FOSSEE Animations | HomeIt’d be interesting to plot a progression of content from traditional through explorable and to see what patterns might exist for when to use which level of sophistication. Blacklight – The MarkupWho is peeking over your shoulder while you work, watch videos, learn, explore, and shop on the internet? Enter the address of any website, and Blacklight will scan it and reveal the specific user-tracking technologies on the site—and who’s getting your data. You may be surprised at what you learn. PoseNet – Camera Feed Demo
Out of the Block: OpenStreetMap – WordPress plugin | WordPress.org OER Examples – OER Activity Sourcebook Embed Interactive Jupyter Notebooks in Static Websites for Free | Ezequiel Leonardo Castaño Personal WebsiteAfter a lot of research on the internet, I found no practical tutorial explaining how to embed Jupyter Notebooks in Static Websites using only free technologies. I found a way to do it using Github Gists, MyBinder and NBInteract along with IPython Widgets and I want to share it so no one has to reinvent the wheel. Newspaper Navigator Search ResultsHistoric newspaper search of images using AI La photographie sous-marine et les progrès de la photographie / par Louis Boutan,… | GallicaIf I ever have an office again this picture will be in it.
Sasha Perigo on Twitter: “Today in our apocalyptic hell world: my roommate’s employer mailed her a solar panel and a personal generator to make sure she could keep working if she experiences one of the rolling blackouts.” / Twitter Corals | 3D Digitization In the future, everyone is going to be a software engineer, but only a few will learn how to code. — QuartzA new industry is emerging (pdf) to serve the Morts of the world by designing and selling what are called no-code or low-code platforms. Companies like Caspio, QuickBase, Appian, and Mendix are creating visual interfaces that enable people to essentially snap together blocks of software, and bypass the actual lines of code underlying those blocks (skilled developers can also dive into the code). With basic training, a non-technical employee can rapidly assemble software tools that solve business problems ranging from simple database queries to applications lashing together multiple legacy enterprise applications. — Yahoo pipes was so ahead of its time.
Online Learning Student Experience is the New Climbing Wall –This work is going to require new levels of collegiality and shared imagination. It will also require enormous attention to detail. When serendipity works in residential education, one reason it does so is because the student is physically surrounded by people who can help. Students are less likely to fall through the cracks when their dorm mate or classmate or advisor or professor or random student on the quad can show them how to leap over a particular crack. Online, the opposite is often true. Randomness is an enemy more often than a friend because the cues for where to go and what to do have to be consciously created, as must be the environment that encourages the formation of social support networks. VidReader – The very first smart reader for videos.We use smart technologies (NLP + AI) to create well-formatted interactive transcripts for your videos. Now you can read, search, share, and locate a sentence within any videos in seconds. Get started with a YouTube link below! The True Colors of America’s Political Spectrum Are Gray and Green – The New York TimesLike some stuff we might do with colorthief.js and screen captures of various websites h/t Jeff Amazon Drivers Are Hanging Smartphones in Trees to Get More Work – […]
Nadine Batchelor-Hunt | ???? ?????? on Twitter: “I just found out that “abracadabra” comes from Aramaic meaning ‘I create like the word’ (‘???? ?????’), and from the Hebrew for “I create as I speak” – and this is definit Customers aren’t satisfied with virtual college — Joanne JacobsIn addition, regulations keep lower-cost alternatives out of the market. To gain eligibility for federal financial aid, innovative programs must be accredited, writes Akers. They are “judged based on how they educate students (e.g., curriculum, faculty, manner of instruction) rather than on the outcomes they produce.” She proposes creating a pay-for-performance system that looks at outputs, such as first-year earnings and student loan repayment rates. — it’s almost like we can’t understand how this would also create really terrible results in the long run. xkcd: Synonym DateThe perfect English challenge. Stephanie McCarter on Twitter: “The masks I’m making for my Vergil students. https://t.co/xLEmeQGo6B” / Twitter Two.js: ExamplesTwo.js is a two-dimensional drawing api geared towards modern web browsers. It is renderer agnostic enabling the same api to draw in multiple contexts: svg, canvas, and webgl. Survivalism – WikipediaGet your terms right for the coming SHTF. 30 Completely Unrelated Movies Described In One Sentence That Perfectly Fits Them Both | Bored PandaFeels like a useful prompt. Scientific Illustration | Julia Moore Illustration | United StatesA […]
How Two British Orthodontists Became Celebrities to Incels – The New York TimesMike especially appreciated the words of Marcus Follin, a Swedish bodybuilder and ethnonationalist vlogger who calls himself the Golden One. In a popular video, the Golden One explained to his 100,000 subscribers how “mewing” could help return vigor and good looks to modern men. After the British Orthodontic Society expelled Mike, the Golden One rallied his followers to spread mewing videos in order to combat Mike’s orthodontic “adversaries,” who he said had a “vested interest” in silencing the Mews. We’d Love to Join Your Learning Pod – McSweeney’s Internet TendencyWe’ve been asked to join other multimodal sensory learning Hamptons pods, but your pod sounds AMAZING — so Laura Ingalls Wilder one-room schoolhouse meets Hunger Games, but in the best way. In this time when kids aren’t getting enough hugs, your pod seems full of hygge. I love that the students will learn to finger knit the words GOOD TROUBLE, and I agree that archery really should be considered the sport of this pandemic. And you’re certainly never too young to grow your own ingredients to make vegetarian haggis. InfoWars Reporter Hailed As a Deep State Victim. The Cops Say She Just Robbed Her Mom.The trio’s alleged attempts to lie to officers were so obvious to authorities that they […]
Basant ???? on Twitter: “The bridge was built to last. Then the river changed course. https://t.co/zYSVEpBWzQ” / TwitterThere’s a message in here somewhere. China’s Artificial Intelligence Surveillance State Goes Global – The AtlanticThe nanny apps work in tandem with the police, who spot-check phones at checkpoints, scrolling through recent calls and texts. Even an innocent digital association—being in a group text with a recent mosque attendee, for instance—could result in detention. Staying off social media altogether is no solution, because digital inactivity itself can raise suspicions. The police are required to note when Uighurs deviate from any of their normal behavior patterns. Their database wants to know if Uighurs start leaving their home through the back door instead of the front. It wants to know if they spend less time talking to neighbors than they used to. Electricity use is monitored by an algorithm for unusual use, which could indicate an unregistered resident. What the SAT’s Adversity Score Means for Its Racist Past – The Atlantic The original Scholastic Aptitude Test was invented in 1926 by Carl Brigham, a Princeton alumnus and avowed eugenicist who created the test to uphold a racial caste system. He advanced this theory of standardized testing as a means of upholding racial purity in his book A Study of American Intelligence. Conversation Piece – Futility […]