As I see it, the best things schools can do for kids is to help them learn how to distinguish useful talk from bullshit. I think almost all serious people understand that about 90% of all that goes on in school is practically useless, so what I am saying would not require the displacement of anything that is especially worthwhile.
Found in this tweet by @MarkRPriestley.
My link is to a pdf of the talk from 1969.
Postman also wrote kairosschool.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Teaching-as-a-Subversive-Activity.pdf.
A good fun read with many cringe points, which of the forms of BS have you used? I’ve used a lot.
Jeffery Zeldman argues that in being unable to pay mortgage associated with the web, we have become indebted to the mob that is platform capitalism. This has led us into the money trap, which demands unrealistic rewards that care more about clicks than community. Zeldman’s suggestion on how to fix...
Aaron points to Nothing Fails Like Success (A List Apart).
Aaron links to several fellow travellers reactions that make great reading too.
Aaron’s own blogging has gone a long way along the IndieWeb path and is a excellent one to follow.
Kml2gpx.com: convert kml to gpx online. It’s free, simple and fast I am digging out some old mapped walks from dropbox and converting them to work on my site so this is handy.
Build a Decentralized Web Chat in 15 Minutes WebRTC fascinating.
Fascinating thread about algorithms in retail.
Every Wednesday in March and April, Teaching Matters will examine a different aspect of blogging as part of the Academic Blogging mini-series.
Anne-Marie Scott Introduces a series of posts to support blogging at Edinburgh university. A lot of WordPress going on.
Bookmarked Ospac (GitHub)
Open Source Podcast Audio Chain. Contribute to sritterbusch/ospac development by creating an account on GitHub.
Beside other features, ospac includes a robust leveler, two solutions to avoid crosstalk and soft silence skipping.
Might be a replacement for The Levelator when 32 bit apps no longer work.
“BEST. PD. EVER!” Some teachers make bold claims for the way that Twitter supports their professional development, yet research into this area is rather limited. This study sought to gain a better understanding of the practices involved and the part that Twitter plays. It uses a sociomaterial sensibility informed by actor-network theory (ANT) to unravel the complex webs of relations which form, break apart and reform when knowledge practices are enacted in the mediated arena of Twitter.
To explore this rich but messy environment, I evoke the spirit of the Parisian flâneur to develop an ethnographic approach I refer to as ‘flânography.’
from: Exploring teachers’ professional development with Twitter: A sociomaterial analysis – Sheffield Hallam University Research Archive
Ian Guest’s phd should make for fascinating reading. I’ve followed along on his blog as best I could. The idea of twitter as CPD is a popular one that needs the sort of examination that Ian carried out.
We have interviewed Ian on Radio Edutalk about his phd back in 2016 and I am looking forward to talking to him again soon. He also published audio of some of his research interviews on Edutalk: CPDin140.
'Revisiting our educational history might encourage us to question some of the prevailing orthodoxies of our time...Perhaps we should ask why there are no comparable radical voices in Scottish education today.'
Hard hitting stuff. in reply @athole lists some possible radicals Sceptical Scot looks like a good addition to my rss reader.