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George Station
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Attended Cal State Monterey Bay
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It’s possible to cultivate valuable skills and dispositions across the curriculum. And now it’s more crucial than ever.
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The Last Starfighter is my first memory as a human being. Not the first movie I remember seeing—the first thing that I remember at all. Suffice to say, it’s been a pretty formative piece in long time love of science fiction, games and more. Even so, I hadn’t watched it in years, and I’ve got to say it’s pretty fascinating.
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Image Text in Search

+Bill Slawski on how Google may extract keywords from image text to improve local search visibility.

A couple of years ago, I asked the question, Will Google Start Reading Text in Images on the Web Soon? I was writing about a patent from Google that described how the search engine might identify documents that matched visual queries. In a slightly different approach, a newly granted patent from Google describes how the …
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Rolin Moe has a thing or two to say about #informationliteracy  

Though they may profit from a culture of obfuscation, fake-headline writers did not build it alone. They are not solely responsible for exalting the solutionistic promises of Silicon Valley, where a program or a platform is the remedy for those left behind. They are not the custodians of our increasing cultural ahistoricism, where history is seen as made by intrepid individuals and not a multi-layered process of past events and present obstacles.
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h/t +Laura Gibbs 
 
Today's Word of the Day comes from a German term meaning "hangover." Read the full definition here: http://bit.ly/2jAmjyu
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They were scary brats, too!
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#TheOtherShoe : One would expect more opposition to #unions with Trump coming to power. Here's an early shot across the bow.

#Uber   #labor  
On the day Uber drivers in Seattle were set to get the right to unionize, the multi-billion-dollar ridesharing company is suing the city to try to stop that new law from taking effect. The Seattle City Council passed an unprecedented law in 2015 allowing rideshare drivers who work for companies like Uber and Lyft to unionize. City departments have spent the last year trying to craft rules for how that law should take effect, including...
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Yes, I am worried about Rick Perry running the Department of Energy. Why do you ask?

#TrumpCabinet   #TrumpTransition   #nuclear  
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This counts as #TheOtherShoe  because we knew something was coming about just how American the Trump team believes us to be—but we didn't know exactly how it would be put.

#TrumpTransition   #InaugurationDay  
 
Trump Staffer Says Kanye West Is Not “Traditionally American” Enough to Perform at Inauguration

So that's what they're calling Black people now? Not "traditionally American" enough?
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The appropriate response with these folks is to jump on it immediately. It's not how I handle every situation in life, but the evidence is clear with this crew. If you want to just parse the headline, fair enough, point taken. That doesn't change the actual phrase used, or the actual (non)booking of performances. (I should note that I have no "dog in the hunt" re: who performs, but I do care about racial bias in the incoming administration.) You may have noticed that many of the statements from the transition team and the incoming President don't make a lick of sense in the face of documented info or observable facts, and that it doesn't slow them down. That affects my decision not to fall for sly, indirect wording from any of them. I agree that the various members of the incoming team & administration have different types and levels of biases. None of their expressed biases is OK with me.
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Aboard the higher education ocean liner in a sea of changing affordances, and... wait, what is that? Looks kind of like a big white mountain, only...
Introduction
UPDATE, JUNE 23, 2015: I joined CLMOOC (Connected Learning MOOC). More to follow.

Seeking
 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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  • Naval Postgraduate School
  • United States Naval Academy
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