Weekly Web Harvest for 2021-01-31

  • Update on the Twitter Archive at the Library of Congress | Library of Congress Blog
    The Library now has a secure collection of tweet text, documenting the first 12 years (2006-2017) of this dynamic communications channel—its emergence, its applications and its evolution.

    Today, we announce a change in collections practice for Twitter. Effective Jan. 1, 2018, the Library will acquire tweets on a selective basis—similar to our collections of web sites.

    The Library regularly reviews its collections practices to account for environmental shifts, diversity of collections and topics, cost effectiveness, use of collections and other factors. This change results from such a review.

  • Alfie Kohn: The Tests Are Lousy, So How Could the Scores Be Meaningful? | National Education Policy Center
    In short, am I really so addicted to data that I prefer misleading information to none at all?

    –worth remembering that educators are so starved for validation that they’ll put X company certified educator in their email signature

  • A Look Back – Futility Closet
    On the grounds of the Fortress of Kruševac, in Serbia, is a “window to the past” that depicts the donjon tower as it appeared in its medieval heyday. At its height it served as the entrance to a medieval fortified town, the seat of Moravian Serbia.
  • Remembering Coffee High School of Florence, Al. | Facebook
    That’s my grandmother in the header image.

    I’d forgotten about this page but was looking for evidence of hyper-local digital history by the masses and it must have triggered a memory of my own.

    This comment is one of my favorites.

    “I neglected to do my major assignment for show and tell in her class so I improvised. I went to the slaughterhouse before school and got two trash bags of cow and pig organs. She was thrilled. She was one of my five favorite teachers of my entire 20 years of schooling.”

  • Course Workload Estimator — Rice University Center for Teaching Excellence
  • Web Stories for WordPress – Download the free WordPress plugin
    I’m not sure I like the feel but I can see some people being fans.

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