Weekly Web Harvest for 2018-11-11

  • Orcasound
    Centered within the summertime habitat of the endangered southern resident killer whales, Orcasound Lab is also a good place to listen for ships passing through Haro Strait and boats traveling along the west side of San Juan Island. In the fall you can hear humpbacks, and in the summer male harbor seals vocalize nearby.
  • Brooklyn students hold walkout in protest of Facebook-designed online program
    Weird to see these complaints from a variety of angles and in light of early “innovation zone” work done in NYC . . . (also same old, same old in terms of bad wifi etc.)

    “It’s annoying to just sit there staring at one screen for so long,” said freshman Mitchel Storman, 14, who spends close to five hours a day on Summit classes in algebra, biology, English, world history, and physics. “You have to teach yourself.”

    Summit stresses “personalized learning” and “self-direction.” Students work at their own pace. Teachers “facilitate.” Each kid is supposed to get 10 to 15 minutes of one-on-one “mentoring” each week.

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