Omg

Amazon just gave me prime free for 30 days and downton abbey season 4 is on it. Could life get any better?!

adventuresinlearning:

gjmueller:

Innovation Mindset = Growth + Maker + Team Experiences

What do young people need to know and be able to do be successful? Sure reading, writing, and problem solving are important to just about every family wage job. Content knowledge gives you something to work with, but what else is important for success in life? It turns out there are a bunch of factors that schools seldom talk about, teach, or provide feedback on that are at least as important as academic skills.

Great list! good way to think about it!

museum-of-artifacts:

2000 year old Egyptian 20 sided die with Greek characters. 2nd century B.C.–4th century A.D.

museum-of-artifacts:

2000 year old Egyptian 20 sided die with Greek characters. 2nd century B.C.–4th century A.D.

Work again?

The end of the first week has arrived. I’ve gone through the endless stream of questions repeated over and over again in each interaction I have: how does it feel to be back? What was your favorite part of your time away? Et cetera. Et cetera.

It does feel different this time around. I can’t quite put it into words yet. It may partly be that I’m back at school in a different job or that my perspective’s shifted or a little. Or both. Or more.

I’d forgotten how exhausting these opening days are and I’d forgotten how academics love to talk and analyze and opine for hours on end. If there’s time to fill, it usually happens in the form of a meeting! 

I despise meetings unless they’re quick and effective.

I’d forgotten what it feels like to be so tied to a schedule that you spend a good percentage of any task thinking about what needs to be done next and where this body needs to go to do it.

I’d forgotten what it feels like to push something off, because of a time crunch somewhere else, and then try to throw it together moments before. 

I’d forgotten what it feels like to always be tempted to open work email and respond to people when I’m not working. 

I’m starting to remember why it felt like this place broke me in the first place. And I’m hoping that the strategies I’ve got in place will help me so that won’t happen this time around. 

11 Awkward Things About Email - Wait But Why

Teacher of the Month: One teacher in a robot costume single-handedly launched computer science at her school

codeorg:

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Elizabeth Bacon
Los Angeles, CA

Ms. Bacon teaches several computer science classes but she isn’t a teacher, exactly. She’s a counselor whose school didn’t offer computer science a few years ago. She proposed the idea for a course and offered to write the curriculum and teach it herself.

Higher education has become a powerful force for reinforcing advantage and passing it on through generations.
gjmueller:

Turnitin And The Debate Over Anti-Plagiarism Software

Plenty of plagiarism is intentional (though it’s hard to know how much cheating is really happening). Many of the matches Turnitin finds come from paper mills, cheat sites and its own paper database. And, as the technology improves, some students intent on cheating will find ways to outsmart it. But with the company adding 300,000 student papers a day, intentional plagiarism is riskier than ever.

gjmueller:

Turnitin And The Debate Over Anti-Plagiarism Software

Plenty of plagiarism is intentional (though it’s hard to know how much cheating is really happening). Many of the matches Turnitin finds come from paper mills, cheat sites and its own paper database. And, as the technology improves, some students intent on cheating will find ways to outsmart it. But with the company adding 300,000 student papers a day, intentional plagiarism is riskier than ever.

Uh oh

Meetings begin today. Work life is real again. Give me India back :)

Lee bontecou

Just saw a beautiful but small retrospective of her work at Princeton art museum. A gem if there ever was one.

All the laptops at the coffee shop…

girlwithalessonplan:

thegrownuplife:

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??

bahahahahahahh

Lol