Week No. 2 – Walking at Work
A few photographs from my walk to and from work during week two. Farther down are some shots of Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond– someplace I’ve always meant to go. I managed to forget my charger at work this weekend and it turns out the cemetery is only a few blocks away. We’ll consider it a fortuitous accident.
Walking at Work
cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo shared by sualk61 Alternate Title: Interviews With Neurotic Pets “I’m in training. If that cage door ever opens, I’m out of here. I don’t really get on well with the others that live here, so if I find the opportunity to get under that sofa, I’m taking it.” via McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: Interviews With Hamsters.. You’ve seen the obsessive compulsive behavior of various pets. Get inside their heads. Nice and easy writing prompt/assignment. Use a picture to help set context. Great way to focus on the Writer’s voice. Apologies for the lightweight post, I’m messing around with how I can make the Internet Detritus posts more of a workflow. Essentially, I’d like to use the “Press It” shortcut and something like D’Arcy’s Ephemerator modification to keep the front page clear but I’d like to automatically create an auto summary of the “Ephemera” category each week. The one plugin I’ve found that did that seem like it hasn’t been updated for two years. I may try it anyway.
I have been building out a timeline for US History to 1876I’m using Timeline JS and the Google spreadsheet option. It’s pretty slick and easy but writing anything beyond a sentence in a spreadsheet has some serious drawbacks. and so have been wandering around the LOC site and other historical places quite a bit. As a result, I have found many things that interest me and may, just may, interest you. Here Be Pirates! cc licensed ( BY SD ) flickr photo shared by bionicteaching via LOC where you can see the whole document. For as much as there coasts have been and still are infected with divers piratical sea rovers and other enemies; whereby sundry depredations, robberies and damages have been done to and committed upon many of the KING and QUEENS majesties liege subjects, and ?, goods and estates to the great impoverishing and hurt of the same. Pirates are always a good thing to work into history and it sure looks like these are essentially taxes to pay for defense from said piratical sea rovers. It makes for a good counterpoint to the Boston Tea Party. Remember that f looking s is not just for decoration- learn about the long s at Wikipedia. Castaway Dental Tips cc licensed ( BY SD ) flickr photo shared by bionicteaching […]
THe following two photographs of slides are from David Wiley’s presentation on open education (which was awesome). I am playing against his definition for a variety of reasons which may become clear as I progress. (1) Any kind of teaching materials- textbooks, syllabi, lesson plans, videos, readings, exams “Teaching materials” are in the eye of the beholder but leading with this phrase puts people in a certain mindset around content and one that is actually harmful. People make fun of “educational” resources for good reason. A large part of what needs to be opened is our ideas around what content might be educational and how we might use that content. (2) Free and unfettered access, and (3) Free permission to engage in the “4R activities“ I won’t argue much with #2, although I do realize I “pay” for access to some of this content when a 3rd party tracks me. While I recognize the importance and goodness of #3, I hate to exclude all the content that falls outside that definition. I’d rather have a larger “house” of content and a few rooms that help people decide what they can do with it. I think it’s actually good that content might be ephemeral and might eventually go away. I am ok that I can’t remix certain things. I still find […]