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George Station
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Attended Cal State Monterey Bay
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Really, #NYPD?

#manspreading
The New York Police Department has begun arresting subway passengers who spread their knees too wide. The practice is being termed "manspreading," but NYPD
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Wth?
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As labor unions lead a nationwide push for a higher minimum wage, the California Senate on Monday approved raising the state’s required hourly rate to $11 in 2016 and $13 in 2017.
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What a great piece! It was so depressing to read through the hype and harm but at least there was HOPE coming!!! And I do agree... although it is so sad to watch vital, powerful ideas about education having the life sucked out of them and turned into empty marketing buzzwords. We need HOPE, not hype!!!
hope like this: quote highly relational, active and inquiry oriented (both online and offline), and commit to empowering students with digital tools
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Something happened when women took the stage at Google I/O, and it happened in real-time. In the comments section.
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#security (not that kind, the other kind)
 
Hey, but we got one out of twenty!
According to a report, secret test operation uncovers widespread security failures.
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Wow seems like security is failing all the way around! 
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FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has circulated a proposal within the Commission to dramatically expand the $1.7 billion Lifeline subsidy program designed to ensure all Americans have access to advanced telecommunications services.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is proposing to expand the $1.7 billion Lifeline program designed to ensure all Americans have access to advanced telecom services.
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There was that Twilight Zone episode with Anne Francis, but...
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Saw these at the store today... I'm with the guy in the back... =) 
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OK, I might carve out some time for this.
 
For those who might have missed this Kickstarter, crowd-funded movie, Kung Fury is a cherry bomb of 1980's culture.

How did Kung Fury get his powers? He was simultaneously hit by lighting and bitten by a cobra. And that's just when it starts to get good. 30 minutes of mindless fun. Go ahead, you've worked hard and deserve a little break....
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yeah... this was pretty awesome.  :)
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Introducing My Account. Take control of your data, protect your privacy, and customize how Google works for you — all in one place. Go to goo.gl/vays2s
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Google isnt working that great for me, after i changed a setting about my privacy. Then i get a fbi warning
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  • Cal State Monterey Bay
  • Naval Postgraduate School
  • United States Naval Academy
  • And yes, Howard Rheingold University
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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...
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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 types think they should be doing on FB. (Lookin' at you, ISTE and New Media Consortium.)
  • 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.
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