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Siri, the horror movie

3 years agoEducation / Learning : Infocult

The terror of Siri, from the Rooster Teeth guys: (thanks to Owain)

Brushes with Yacht Rock greatness… oh, what can I do?

I was meaning to blog this when it happened a couple weeks ago. I was unduly pleased to receive a celebrity Twitter “favorite” to a smart-ass retweet: One of things I love about this exchange is that Micheal McDonald’s Twitter … Continue reading ?

Gamifying against surveillance

3 years agoEducation / Learning : Infocult

Anti-surveillance Germans organized a protest game this past February. It involved taking out surveillance cameras. [P]oints are awarded for the number of cameras destroyed and bonus scores are given for particularly imaginative modes of destruction. Axes, ropes and pitchforks are...

Goodnight... Moon.

3 years agoEducation / Learning : Infocult

Watch out for the woman whispering hush: Previously on Infocult: Goodnight Dune. (thanks to Andy Havens)

Punked

Stephen Downes’s recently wrote a post on the great rebranding of MOOCs, arguing “MOOCs were not designed to serve the missions of the elite colleges and universities. They were designed to undermine them, and make those missions obsolete.” It clearly … Continue reading ?

Baby vs zombie

3 years agoEducation / Learning : Infocult

"Cargo" (2013) is a very short zombie tale with an unusual focus: a father and baby during the zompocalypse. (via MetaFilter)

Improbable

C12_manifiestoBOBESPONJA_02 shared CC by AMASTÉ A quick note to share my latest excuse for sporadic blogging. Due to a somewhat unexpected resignation, I’ve been asked to serve as the interim Director of Marketing and Communications for TRU Open Learning until … Continue reading ?

Dear Colleagues,

You have recently received several handouts from the New Action caucus touting their opposition credentials. While I support many, if not all, of the goals set out in these handouts, I found it disingenuous that hey failed to make clear...Show More Summary

Dispersion

As spring increasingly asserts its will in a back-and-forth battle with winter, the temperature swings are creating wild effects here at Paul Lake. A couple weeks back, a long stretch of very warm temperatures had melted an inch of water … Continue reading ?

Middle Aged Gaming

We bought a new Xbox during the Christmas holidays, complete with Kinect. Apart from the bundled games, the first game my youngest son bought was NBA 2K13 as the house has sort of gone basketball mad over the last 18 months. Despite my interest in games, I have never really gotten into any serious games. [...]

The velveteen touch of a dandy fop

Closed until further notice shared CC by simon.hucko I may not get a lot of readers here in my cozy little lovenest of ed tech subversion, but I couldn’t ask for a better class of visitor to drop by… Witness … Continue reading ?

Robots take one step closer to planetary dominion

3 years agoEducation / Learning : Infocult

We're seen how the Big Dog robot can stomp around. Now it can also pick up and toss huge cinderblocks over its "shoulder." Presumably to destroy human rebels. Watch the video of humanity's overlords to come in action: One commentato...

Cereal and Success

Over the last couple weeks, This American Life has had a couple of amazing episodes looking at Harper High School in Chicago. This excerpt from the second episode - where a hungry kid gets some food - stuck with me. Ben Calhoun is the...Show More Summary

Teabaggers All

The new line from UFT leadership is that anyone who opposes junk science evaluation, which they helped write into the law, is a Tea Partier. To them, this is code for people who just say no to everything--they are simple-minded, contrarian galoots who speaks only to hear the sound of their own voices, or to create problems for no reason whatsoever. Show More Summary

Painted into a Corner

There's an interesting UFT commercial airing right now. It criticizes Mayor Bloomberg, rightly so, for being an intransigent galoot. But it goes on to demand a fair evaluation system. Now, who, aside from Mayor Bloomberg, could oppose such a thing? Not I. Show More Summary

TTT#327 Two Teachers Listening to Two Students for One Day on Earth with Kelsey Shelhart and Erika Auger 12.12.12

On this episode of TTT, two students, Erika Auger (9th Grader from Wiscasset, Maine) and Kelsey Shelhart (8th Grader from Wheatfield, Indiana) join Paul Allison (NYC) and Monika Hardy (Loveland, Colorado) to tell stories that answer a couple of questions posed by our friends at One Day on Earth: What do you have? What do [...]

The very bad Spirit of Christmas

3 years agoEducation / Learning : Infocult

Here's some Christmas horror, of the brief and disturbing sort: "The Spirit of Christmas." Not safe for children: (via Nicole Cushing)

Christmas with the devil

3 years agoEducation / Learning : Infocult

Here's a musical celebration of Christmas, Infocult-style: Christmas with the Devil, by Spinal Tap. (thanks for the reminder, Peter Naegele)

TTT#324 Session at NCTE – Open Learning: Empowering Teachers Through Professional Development – Chair, Karen Fasimpaur 11.17.12

Enjoy this special episode of TTT, recorded in Las Vagas. We live-streamed our session and this is a recording of that event. Here's the program description: This panel will discuss innovative models of professional development that include peer collaboration, self-directed learning, active involvement, and learning communities. We will give models for using social media for [...]

The decay of videotape

3 years agoEducation / Learning : Infocult

What can we learn from signal decay? This video project tracks a short 1980s music video clip through successive copies. From the 1st to 23rd iterations we watch the image and sound degrade: Think of the mysteries which emerge as...

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