I’m going to be co-teaching a class for our county’s administrators on creative communication. The idea is basically that email is boring and often ignored so spicing things up really helps for important communications. You can check out some of the work of my co-teacher, Jen Maddux, below (a few more of her movies to follow later).
McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: A Prayer for Lost Phones. ” Let us pray for those who lose their phones and therefore cannot follow character-restricted utterances regarding occurrences on far-flung fields of play. Let us pray, dear Lord, for those whose phones are not with them today, and yet they suffer phantom rings upon their thighs and fight temptation every fifteen minutes to check for electronic transmissions or blog updates regarding their favorite professional football teams.” http://t.co/E8Zom6AUEw A Prayer for Lost Phones McSweeny’s “they suffer phantom rings upon their thighs & fight temptation every 15 minutes” — Tom Woodward (@twoodwar) November 8, 2013 tags: IFTTT Twitter weekly prayer phones McSweeney’s The New Aesthetic — designedconflictterritories: betaknowledge: … ” If Google ever decides to put this feature to use, you may end up one day aiming your curled hands at some object, and Google Glass would know that you ‘like’ it. And this would only work on Google devices, because of the patent. What a world!” tags: weekly google like future CIA Realizes It’s Been Using Black Highlighters All These Years | The Onion – America’s Finest News Source tags: cia onion highlighter parody weekly WordPress › Broken Link Checker « WordPress Plugins From archive.org – please don’t ever do this by hand. WordPress › Broken Link Checker « WordPress Plugins http://t.co/NPjaUNf9df #hcpsitrt — Tom […]
[cue Tom Petty’s “Time to Move On”] For those who haven’t already counted me out, now’s the moment you’ve been putting off for months. I’ve enjoyed my erratic posting on Bionic Teaching over the past couple years. Tom, thanks for letting me ride along with you for awhile. I’m continuing my professional development work at Varina High, but I’ve decided to dedicate my personal time to other explorations and exploits. You can find me at my newly renovated home, Cynical Idealists. Expect nothing less than what I’ve always provided: Everything from the heart, and nothing on a timeline. -Jim
As I consider upgrading my thumb drive from 128Mb to (dare I say) a gig or more, I thought this was a worthy cause for my old drive. The Non-Profit Inveneo is collecting thumb drives to distribute through their work in Africa. If you have a drive that has been buried in your desk organizer because your work has outgrown its capacity, consider sending it along. via boingboing