Weekly Web Harvest (weekly)
So, it’s been a while since I felt like I just flat out sucked at a lesson. There’s a number of reasons for that. The main one is I don’t teach every day (or it’d happen a lot more often). Secondly, I’ve probably been doing too much in my comfort zone- a bad sign. And last of all, with this new position I’m doing lots of things but much of it within relative isolation or with people who are of like minds. Cue opportunity for the exact opposite of that. Circumstances Second day of two days of staffdev Day of week: Friday Time: 1:00 to 3:30 Topic: 21st Century Skills – Information Fluency and Research Teachers: 29 HS Math mixed with Career and Technical Ed. Setting: Crowded, warm and large lab tables Website: http://henricostaffdev.org/infofluency The math teachers had been rough before with the introductory 21st skill module. So I really wanted a shot at the math teachers. We’d been working frantically on creating all this content for about ten days. I’d felt pretty good about our take and how solid it was for most of the subjects but really didn’t like it for math. The basic idea was information fluency consisted of a cycle of five things.
The Construction of a Twitter Aesthetic : The New Yorker ““You can build paragraphs with the sentences I’ve learned to write.” Having deconstructed his passions down to the size of a tweet, Jarosinski is building them back up again.” tags: twitter language writing weekly The New RoboCop Is What RoboCop Meant to Kill “But the curse and the genius of the great Idiotopian stories is that their warnings come true. Max Headroom—introductory chyron: “20 Minutes Into the Future”—described a world where televisions couldn’t be turned off and where journalists were driven by real-time ratings, forced to change programming on the fly to chase traffic. Right now, you probably have an always-on media-delivery device in your pocket, and if enough of you are reading this story, the count will appear on a big screen inside the doorway of Gawker Media. “ tags: weekly dystopia journalism future culture robocop The New Aesthetic — Infovore » InfinifriendsThe machines does a few… Infinifriends – Bot created Friends Episodes FOREVER http://t.co/b7K5wN52SE — Tom Woodward (@twoodwar) February 14, 2014 tags: IFTTT Twitter bots friends weekly infinity tweet culture machine The Weight of Rain tags: data rain weight dataviz weekly water science math Forget Augmented Reality. What About Diminished Reality? “Given this creeping designation of digital artifacts of the real world as protected, only viewable to those of […]
“Education is broken, somebody should do something” #altc2013 » FOLLOWERS OF THE APOCALYPSE “These values are enshrined not, in fact, by the actors in the education system but by observers of it – namely politicians, policy-makers and journalists. And, the increasingly techno-deterministic educational discourse, bringing with it a focus on quantitative measures and whispers of “artificial intelligence (in reality, a simple set of algorithms and a great paint job) means that increasingly the first two groups are relying on a summary provided by the third. “ tags: weekly mooc he highered When humanities and science intersect | john hawks weblog “Let’s face it, both science and the humanities would be better off with fewer old dudes arguing about disciplinary boundaries. “ tags: humanities science weekly By contrast, the young and dynamic humanists are mostly fascinated by science and looking for ways to incorporate science into their work. Some of the hottest scholarly areas in the humanities represent intersections of technology or science with human societies. Universities are hiring faculty whose scholarship focuses on transhumanism, on human-animal interactions, on genetic engineering, on ethnicity and genetics, and on the growth and interactions of online, or “virtual” communities. Those kinds of topics cut across academic departments in the humanities, from literature to philosophy to anthropology. G20 assault trial: Guilty verdict for officer who […]