Liked A tweet by Celeste

Here’s my #AnimateYourWorld exploration using the #VideoSensing blocks in @scratch. I wanted to bring my books to life! The blue square recognizes what book I’m reading (based on color of the cover) and populates my screen with some interactive characters. #ComputationalTinkering

This is amazing.

Interactive Storybook Animations Using Video Sensing on Scratch

I made a quick test:

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Read Why Aren’t We Talking More About Ventilation?

In fact, designing a high-filtration but transparent mask or face shield might be an important solution in classrooms as well, to help keep teachers safe.

When windows cannot be opened, classrooms could run portable HEPA filters, which are capable of trapping viruses this small, and which sell for as little as a few hundred dollars. Marr advises schools to measure airflow rates in each classroom, upgrade filters in the HVAC system to MERV 13 or higher (these are air filter grades), and aspire to meet or exceed ASHRAE (the professional society that provides HVAC guidance and standards) standards.

This is a really interesting article. I am not sure how long I could keep windows open in my classroom as we move through autumn into winter.

Replied to a tweet by The Daily Stillness @livedtime

#tds1856 Invisible to you, obvious to someone else

Looks like a fascinating read. I didn’t find an expert. I find I learn to notice with a hint. I’ve walking same bits of countryside for years. Recently I’ve got my eye in for lizards. I see more & more basking or wriggling in the grass. #tds1856

Common Lizard

Replied to a tweet by The Infinite Herd @everythingabili

If Twitter killed the RT and the # it could only be better for the world.

They didn’t make this monster, they just did what the monster wanted for 10 years, in the hope of making millions. They’ve done that, perhaps now they need shutting down.

@everythingabili See Micro.blog, likes are private, no follower counts,  RT not available: What’s the difference between Micro.blog and Twitter? – Micro.blog Help.

Quoted Monday 27 July, 2020

En passant: this fabulous hoard of family photographs reminds one that most people living today will leave nothing like this because their digital photographs will be on computer disks or hosted on online servers. Which means that when they die, most of those accounts will be closed or inaccessible to relatives, and the images will therefore be lost to posterity. Which is why, when people ask me about digital preservation, I tell them to print anything they wish to preserve and store them in shoeboxes in their attics. That’s the only way their grandchildren and great-grandchildren will ever be able to see them.

Memex 1.1 | John Naughton’s online diary is a great read, also a newsletter: Memex 1.1