Archive For The “Whimsey” Category

Using the Blackboard

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A comment from Maureen Bell at HERDSA led to an impromptu list of things teachers once learned: Divide the board into sections Hold the chalk at the horizontal Use the same colours for headings and subheadings each time Underline with a squiggly line rather than a straight line (because nobody can draw a straight line)…

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Illegal chord?

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An Illegal Chord? In 1899, the man who would one day become John Cage’s teacher wrote a string sextet called Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night). It was one of Arnold Schoenberg’s first major works, and it went on to become his most popular; but to the Viennese jury that considered it for performance, Verklärte Nacht proved…

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FOC08: the meaning of online community (1)

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The homework for this week: “Write a post to your blog with your thoughts about the meaning of an online community and its uses. Include a list of identifying features that YOU would look for when assessing an online group or network for features which make it a community” I’ve said in another post “I…

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Blog meandering in FOC08

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Diane Holmes has coined a new word: blogbleary.  I think I felt that way a little last night.  Just getting the feel for a few of the FOC08 blogs. Greg Barcelon has quite a nice post on his ideas on networks > groups > teams > communities.  He also references the superb little summary at…

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Random Thoughts

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ust catching up with some links The Painted Veil: Movie A superb movie!! – couldn’t figure out where the title came from, but (from you know where!!) The Painted Veil is a 1925 novel by W. Somerset Maugham. The title is taken from Percy Bysshe Shelley‘s sonnet which begins “Lift Not The Painted Veil Which…

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Edupunk

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Edupunk

Not sure what I think about this. The term has surfaced on the TALO list. I didn’t even have a clue really what it was all about. It’s probably pretty much the same as cyberpunk. “Gibson said it in a short story somewhere. Cyberpunk is the stuff that has EDGE written all over it. You…

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Open source Cola and other links . . .

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Open source Cola and other links . . .

I remember reading years ago that the secret ingredient to Colonel Saunders was pepper. Tried it, and you know, they may be right. But you need pressure cooked deep fryers to really bury the fat molecules and the taste. Now, OpenCola. www.wikihow.com/Make-OpenCola Other odd links. Comparing IE and Firefox and Safari. Photos in a blog….

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PLE’s (My inevitable post)

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PLE’s (My inevitable post)

I’ve been in and out of this topic for a month, ever since the SCoPE discussion finished.  I don’t have a coherent view, and whenever I’ve talked about them it’s been more a show and tell and dialogue about our lives and personal habits.  Tonight on a chat Leigh referred to them as an ‘ethic’. …

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Technology Typology

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A technology use survery Where Do You Fit? Do you cringe when your cell phone rings? Do you suffer from withdrawal when you can’t check your Blackberry? Do you rush to post your vacation video to your Web site? The questions below allow you to place yourself in one of the categories in the Pew…

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Shift to UCTL (2)

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I now have a name plate on my door, and work is ramping up with calls about things WebCT for the new semester. But I’m still not sure about workshops as a vehicle for professional development. I found this video on a website today, one of two CareerBuilder.com‘s adverts at the super bowl. One of…

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