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Notes from Code Studio elementary coding training

My notes from yesterday’s Code.org elementary coding workshop… Ben Schafer, University of Northern Iowa, Facilitator Our agenda for the day Ben’s slides (PPT) Complete instructor handbook (PDF) Iowa workshop schedule Notes Code.org’s...Show More Summary

The Hierarchy of Humanities Schadenfreude

Carmen Maria Machado had a writing professor named Harvey Grossinger who changed her life. So profound was his influence that he inspired her to become a writer herself. Her article “O Adjunct! My Adjunct!”, which appeared recently in...Show More Summary

AEI's Self-Analysis of Why CorpEd Is a Loser

Great post below by Philadelphia patriot, Ken Derstine: I have stumbled onto this amazing video from a panel at the American Enterprise Institute (look at this link) on February 5, 2015. This is a spawning center of neoliberalism! This is the corporate education reformers talking to the choir. Show More Summary

True confessions

When my brain was completely full on Thursday at the ACRL Conference, Jad Abumrad’s keynote felt like a spa for my brain. For those who don’t know, he is the co-host of Radiolab, a very cool and innovative show on NPR, and the recipient of one of those fancy schmancy MacArthur genius grants. Good call...

Notes from the 2015 Iowa STEM Summit

Here are my notes from today’s 2015 Iowa STEM Summit… Welcome, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds & Mary Andringa STEM should be a catalyst for active learning Launching a STEM Council Seal of Approval for programs (e.g. Exploring Iowa Archaeology) Over 5,100 applications were submitted for STEM Scale-Up Grants Numerous STEM externships are available for teachers Peek Into [...]

Mashing up 1990s commercials with Gothic horror

This clip starts off as a well-done version of late 20th-century childrens' commercials. It's about some kids and a fruit drink. Stick with it, Infocult readers, as around :50 things get gory. Nice John Carpenter Thing ref. Enjoy some Liquid...

A Mini Maker Faire at the Library

The Colorado Springs Mini Maker Faire was held on October 18, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. With over 6,000 people in attendance, it was a great way to introduce people to a new library, its makerspaces, and the maker culture as a whole. Plans are currently in progress for the second annual faire.

Lights and Camera In Action at Tampa Bay Libraries

Libraries in Central Florida are getting ready for their closeup. The Tampa Bay Library Consortium (TBLC), which represents 113 public, academic, school, and special libraries in the Sunshine State, has brought on a full-time videographer to serve each branch, and the consortium as well. Show More Summary

Weekly Web Harvest (weekly)

emulsifier on Vimeo h/t boing boing tags: perspective art fish bird weekly Vimeo Reddit and suicide intervention: How social media is changing the cry for help, and the answer. “Now, nearly 35,000 people are subscribed to SuicideWatch. Show More Summary

10 Ways to Use Google Maps in the Classroom

Google Maps has been out for 10 years now. Digital maps…starting with Mapquest has been out since 1996 (technically 1993 but mapquest was the first main stream map most people remember). For those of you keeping track that puts us almost 20 years into the digital mapping word. 20 …

Guest Post: CJ on Kittredge And Moskowitz talking corporate charter secrets

A pparently a charter spokesman, Jeremiah Kittredge in NYC, has difficulty---or feigns difficulty in order to manipulate folks---with the statistical concept of "average." (Kittredge is the high-paid and top spokesman for FAMILIES FOR...Show More Summary

Send in the e-Cadets! Making kids responsible for e-safety

I came across the eCadets scheme recently, and mentioned it in the special e-safety edition of Digital Education. I thought it sounded very interesting. With schools looking for more sustainable eSafety solutions I caught up with the...Show More Summary

Rudd Schedules "Open" Faculty Meetings on Relay's "Urban Specific" Takeover at 8 AM

At the insistence of University of Memphis faculty members, David Rudd agreed last week to a meeting with university faculty and other concerned citizens at 5 PM February 3. He also agreed to schedule another meeting at a later date....Show More Summary

Teachers: Let Your Conscience Direct Your Actions

Jia Lee - Senate Hearings Reauthorization of NCLB Jan 2015 from nLightn Media on Vimeo.

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