Higher education has become a powerful force for reinforcing advantage and passing it on through generations.
Just saw a beautiful but small retrospective of her work at Princeton art museum. A gem if there ever was one.
are currently displaying lesson plans.
I kind of want to jump on a table and yell “GROUP MEETING!! Get into pairs, switch computers, and evaluate each other’s lesson plans. We’ll come back and reconvene as a group in TEN minutes!”
Unofficial P.D.?? No?? Anyone??
New rule: Fridays at 5:30 — weekend begins. No work till Monday. (I guess that means I’ll have to get my planning done during the prior week.)
Fridays at 5:30 — close work email tab on the browser (vacation response?)
someone just made his macbook pro and imac 2 times faster :)
- looking back at myself a year ago: how embarassing
- looking back at myself a month ago: how embarassing
- looking back at myself a week ago: how embarassing
- looking back at myself yesterday: how embarassing
- looking at myself right now: how embarassing
Once the words “computer” and “calculator” referred to people, those who performed mathematical operations. (While today computers are strongly associated with men and male engineering, more often than not, those people were women, as the cultural-studies scholar Anne Balsamo has pointed out. In the early 1970s, “computers,” machines, were sometimes marketed as “calculators.” By the end of that decade, the two terms would cease being synonymous. Imagine explaining to someone living in the 1940s that computers were handheld devices with nanometer-sized transistors inside, with which one could shop or play Flappy Bird while making a wireless telephone call. There’s no reason to believe we’re living through semantic changes that are any less profound. Words are a significant part of the drama of the social-media age.