Bookmarked ‘Cake’ mentioned 10 times more than ‘climate change’ on UK TV – report (theguardian.com)
The report, from albert, a Bafta-backed sustainability project, also found that individual action, such as recycling, was far more frequently featured than issues that are much bigger drivers of the climate crisis such as energy and transport.

Smart research by Albert Subtitles to Save the World 2 – Editorial analysing subtitles. I’ve played with srt files for fun but this is serious!

Bookmarked Tagging, wikis, concordances: tagging in a read-and-write space by Ken Smith (akaKenSmith)
Tagging and its sibling concordance are aimed at pattern work, at reorganizing for new uses. Having the landing page for a key word with its living contexts be a place not just for reading but also for further pattern-making and writing is dynamite.

Just a vague though at the moment:

I’ve always found concordances interesting. I think I’ve a pretty recently unread one on a shelf somewhere. I’d not though of them as another way to dig into a blog. I’ve found a couple of interesting ways to search my blog recently. I wonder if something like the video demo that Ken Smith linked to could be made for WordPress tags?

Bookmarked Create a Random Generator - Perchance.org (perchance.org)
Perchance is a platform for creating and sharing random text generators. To create a random generator you simply create lists which reference other lists

Wonder if this could be useful for the classroom. Certainly plenty of story-starter types. Also Word Problems (Adding and Subtracting) might be a start.

Via: Joe Jennet create a random generator

Bookmarked Working Around Post Kinds Plugin Lock-In by Ton Zijlstra (zylstra.org)
I’ve been using the Post Kinds plugin for a few years on this WordPress site. It allows you to easily style a specific type of posting (a like, bookmark, reply, rsvp, read, check-in etc), it automatically pulls in the relevant information form the posting you’re reacting to, and adds the right m...

Although I’ve found the post kinds plug-in amazingly useful I’ve wondered about the problem of moving away from it.

As I review old posts I do find some surprises in the way the display of posts has changed, having the post kinds “stuff” in the post would help I think. I’ve no idea how I could do that if I wanted to.

Bookmarked FFmpeg - OTTVerse (OTTVerse)
FFmpeg is the Swiss Army knife of the video editing and processing world. You can practically do anything with it and in this category, we cover popular and useful uses of FFmpeg. 

Looks like a useful set of posts about using ffmpeg. I gave this one: Stack Videos Horizontally, Vertically, in a Grid With FFmpeg a quick try.

Bookmarked Google’s plans to bring AI to education make its dominance in classrooms more alarming by Katharine Schwab (Fast Company)
The tech giant has expressed an ambition to transform education with artificial intelligence, raising fresh ethical questions.

These are technical, ethical, and political issues that should not only be delegated to educators and school leaders to sort out. They need to be addressed at the regulatory level, and through democratic, collective discussion about the future of schools beyond the pandemic.

As a teacher, I don’t think educators or school leaders have any hope of sorting these issues out.
Pretty scary article!
Bookmarked The Commons of Images (WordPress News)
In this episode, Josepha is joined by the co-founder and project lead of WordPress, Matt Mullenweg. Tune in to hear Matt and Josepha discuss the relaunch of CC Search (Openverse) in WordPress and t…

Openverse sounds like a great idea, a built in Creative Commons search to the WordPress media library would be great for Glow Blogs.