This is another example of why I find the Internet so amazing. It’s nothing new. It’s just makes the kind of learning I find so attractive possible. Here’s the scenario. We were in a meeting an one of our new ITRTs, Rachel Toy, mentioned this Buck’s Institute Tool that’s meant to help shape driving questions. It’s meant to be printed out and then cut up and assembled. Even if you wanted to do it, it’d be hard to justify the construction time in most classrooms where you’d use this. Rachel also commented that building the paper version didn’t work all that well when she did it herself. For context, I know nothing about real programming or even sophisticated scripting. Over time and space, I’ve dabbled in AppleScript, FileMaker Pro scripting, and banging on WordPress themes. I did, however, cobble together some PHP scripts and make a single variable page that displayed a digital version of the Chinese fortune sticks I have from when I was a kid.It seems I never wrote a post about. I must be in Hell because I have so many good intentions. I have long wanted to make something that shuffled through a variety of variables and displayed them for the user. Based on my past experience with the fortune sticks, I figured I might be […]
Congressman Mark Takano grades politician tags: congress english annotate politics persuasion weekly Superheroes: Why does Superman wear red underwear over his costume? – Quora “Keeping your colors simple was the best way to do this but it restricted character design and forced them to create an inventive way to make the character stand out. Esthetics and the superhero persona. Working within the limitations I described above, comic book artists took great strides to make powerful and lasting impressions. Right or wrong and consciously or not, this led to emphasizing hyper masculine or hyper feminine character traits to make the characters seem larger than life on such a simple format. We often see color changes or divisions at the waist, groin, feet, hands and chest. This allows the characters to have certain “attributes” stand out.” tags: superheroes superman underwear quora weekly Thomson Reuters Halts Early Peeks – WSJ.com Information = Money = Information = Power = Money “In the case of the University of Michigan’s consumer-confidence survey, Thomson Reuters was scheduled in 2013 to pay $1.1 million to be the exclusive distributor of the closely watched report. According to the contract obtained by the Journal, Thomson Reuters is allowed to release the survey results to certain high-paying subscribers two seconds before it is made public. Marketing materials produced by Thomson Reuters […]
This picture has been default online photograph on a number of services for a while now. Recently a number of people have asked about it. It’s a mugshot from 1920’s Australia. I saw it a good while back. I can’t recall where but there’s something in the futile defiance that has remained interesting to me. There is a pretty decent way to see the reality of the world of online education by searching Twitter. There will be cursing, plenty of cursing. The Internet of things is well on it’s way to reality. Hello NewThermostat. Targeted ads end up doing odd things when you mostly go to Amazon as a result of Boing Boing articles rather than to shop. Someone somewhere was paid to write this ad copy. English teachers everywhere ought to post it on their walls. The VADOE is full of malware. You have been warned.