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This came out in March, but worth sharing afresh... as we continue to talk about what #personalized  means.

#average #design   #education   #measurement
By designing systems for the average person, individuals lose out on potential opportunities to excel.
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Kiyo Sato was an 18-year-old Japanese-American living in Sacramento when WWII broke out and the government decided she and her family couldn't be trusted.
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25 Members of Congress have launched a new bipartisan caucus to defend Fourth Amendment rights.
On matters implicating privacy, such as mass surveillance or the powers of investigatory agencies, Congress has too often failed to fulfill its responsibilities.
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More than 140 people gathered at Roehampton University on 8th and 9th July for the Oral History Society’s annual conference, this year titled Beyond Text in the Digital Age? Oral history, Images and the Written Word.

The conference explored innovative and exciting uses of oral history and how media such as images, film and digital technologies are interacting with text.

As ever, this was a truly multidisciplinary and international gathering with speakers coming from as far afield as Finland, India and the United States. The broad scope of the conference theme was also reflected in the range of sessions on topics including: social media; ethics; archiving; materiality; space and place; and the marriage of words and images.

Also, audio of the keynote by Mary Larson, associate dean for special collections at the Oklahoma State University Library.

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I saw the multimedia aspect combined with oral history, and thought it might be of interest.
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Marvel reveals more mysteries in new "Doctor Strange" trailer! See Benedict Cumberbatch as Marvel's Sorcerer Supreme using magic to tackle mayhem caused by a supernatural enemy. More in my +CNET article here!
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See Benedict Cumberbatch as Marvel's Sorcerer Supreme using magic to tackle mayhem caused by a supernatural enemy.
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For the Technology & Society Collection due to the neighbor Photoshopping pig feces onto backyard photos.

#pets   #SooeySaturday  
A major decision in a battle between the city of Pacific Grove and a family with a pet pot belly pig. The city says the pig has to go, but the family isn't giving up.
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Our salute to the Pioneers of African-American Cinema begins tomorrow night with Oscar Micheaux's BIRTHRIGHT ('38) at 8pm ET
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Since I need to corral and wrestle my scattered Google photos and images into submission, my Google+ Pick of the Day is this post from +Denis Labelle...

#GPPOTD   #googlephotos  
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The closest #California   #wildfire  (The fire and prevailing NW wind are for the most part sending it away from where I am, but containing it will be a slow battle.)

https://xasauantoday.com/2016/07/22/soberanes-fire/
7-24-16 8:15 am Update: Thermal imaging indicates the fire was very active overnight; continuing its march to the south. The red spots indicate where heat was detected during satellite passes at ar…
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One reporter asked him about the lack of diversity in the Libertarian Party, which, as some people remember from college dorm-room discussions, tends to attract a disproportionate number of young white males. Johnson said that there was no diversity problem, and that the Party would do better in nonwhite communities as he became better known. A few minutes later, an aide directed him to a room in the convention center that was named for Harriet Tubman. “Who’s Harriet Tubman?” Johnson asked. (After the aide reminded him who Tubman was, Johnson recalled that she will appear on a new twenty-dollar bill.)

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#history   #Election2016  
The third-party candidacy of Gary Johnson might make the most unpredictable election in modern times even weirder.
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You're leaving two words out, the same words Peter Thiel left out at the GOP convention: Everything will work great for me.
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I keep scrolling back to this image about #distraction  I shared this morning, so yes, it's my Google+ Pick of the Day. (It's still Saturday night local time, no matter what you folks in Europe, Africa, and Australia think, ha ha.)

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Do you find that your mind wanders like this chart when you’re trying to work? A quick check to Facebook can lead to a 45-minute break! This chart has… - George Station - Google+
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It looks like the Asgardian Avenger is actually heading to Planet Hulk. Saturday on the convention floor of San Diego Comic-Con, the Marvel booth...
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UPDATE, JUNE 23, 2015: I joined CLMOOC (Connected Learning MOOC). More to follow.

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 conversations about education, teaching & learning, and edtech. Also into classic TV, movies, sci-fi, and comics. I talk a little about politics and a little about race, because education and pop culture are full of both. But I try not to repeat conversations I had online back in the '90s or face-to-face before that. You'll figure it out.

I'm a college lecturer (adjunct) using real name for most activities, and several screen names that arose because of multiple accounts in different spaces that said to pick a user name. A couple of those names stuck and it's easier just to keep them. I live in "unremitting beta" around teaching, learning, and technology. Overall, I also seem to be "awaiting moderation" (thanks to +Meg Tufano for the phrase as it applies to humans). I continue to learn a lot (one hopes) from Howard Rheingold's own study of social media. He shares most of it and you could do worse. You may want to read Howard's book Net Smart for more, or just take an online class with him.

In the fall, I teach a first-year transition course that seems to go through a top-down, significant change every couple of years. Current theme for my class is Technology & Society, go figure. My life lesson so far: Happy classes of freshmen are all alike. Each unhappy class is unhappy in its own way. (Thank you, Mr. Tolstoy!)

I have also taught an intro technology class, basic computer architecture, and a 200-level class called Cyberdemocracy that is a work in progress, but strives to have participants "become their own historians" as they consider the US political process over time, through various technology lenses.

My social media time & emphasis:
  • Google+: Most time, most emphasis, most in-depth conversations. "Best" PLN for my edtech & social media interests. This is the online space that feeds & fulfills me. I have a G+ academic presence too (campus logo & no hoodie in that profile image) that is more for support of my classes and less about my personal interests.
  • Facebook: Real-life friends & family who may not be using other social media. It's FB or no contact with some of them. They know what a phone is but they don't use it to talk. ;-) Also, I like to observe what some businesses & education & NGO types think they should be doing on FB. (Lookin' at you, ISTE and New Media Consortium.) For the record, in 2015 I'm reconsidering my views & usage of Facebook. I've been connecting with more educators and some former e-mail friends who basically don't do e-mail list conversations anymore.
  • Twitter: Second-best for my edtech & social media interests. Best for short exchanges. PLN overlaps but is not the same as G+ PLN. Some tweeps don't like G+ and some G+ers don't like Twitter.
  • Blog writing/commenting: Sigh... Can I use the "writer's block" excuse? I do comment frequently under a screen name (so I can have a life elsewhere) but rarely write full posts anymore.

I have other interests. My positions on most issues will be apparent if I've posted more than one item. (Sometimes I just share a stand-alone item to generate conversation.) Most of what I share here is "Public" with a smattering of "Private."

Credit to +Gregor McNish for the phrase "a sea of changing affordances" in my tagline.

Update, May 22, 2014: Meg (see above) has inspired a metaphor adjustment because we educators may be like the classic frog in the slowly heating pot: Boiling the Titanic.

UPDATE, JUNE 23, 2015: I joined CLMOOC (Connected Learning MOOC). More to follow.
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