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Michael Busby
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Geomentoring Workshop for Teachers #geospatial #edu #edtech #gis

The first exposure I had to the term, “geomentoring,” was about almost two years ago. Conferences tend to be little more than large accumulations of people who passionately disclose to conference-goers how their innovative bit of plastic and germanium is…
The first exposure I had to the term, "geomentoring," was about almost two years ago. Conferences tend to be little more than large accumulations of people who passionately disclose to conference-g...
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Draft for Busby's NCBD for April 15, 2015

The academic literature, as well as related literature, are replete with cases of parents, parental organizations, and religious groups upset over comic book imagery, themes, and characters. The leaders and members of these historical organizations, as…
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CSS Podcast 11: Why Do Comic Book Movies Always Need Happy Endings? #comicbooks #avengers2 #podcast

CSS Podcast 11: “Why Do Comic Book Movies Always Need Happy Endings?” Edition In today’s podcast we break down our fresh titles for May 20th. Derek and G debate the finer points of Avengers: Age of Ultron, during which G has to stop and help some folks…
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First Blush Review: Microsoft Surface Pro 3

I had a few end-of-years dollars to spend. After taking care of everyone else, I opted to spend my allowance on a Microsoft Surface Pro 3. For the last 4 years or so I have been using a 2007 13.7-inch Macbook for all of my remote work. I bought the…
I had a few end-of-years dollars to spend. After taking care of everyone else, I opted to spend my allowance on a Microsoft Surface Pro 3. For the last 4 years or so I have been using a 2007 13.7-i...
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Busby's NCBD for May 15, 2015 Good books from .@ImageComics #comicbooks #reviews

Seems like every direction I turn these days everyone is promoting comics. More people are wearing Marvel-themed t-shirts, for example. Lots of Captain America shield tees, some S.H.I.E.L.D. logos, Iron Man, or even some shirts featuring multiple…
Seems like every direction I turn these days everyone is promoting comics. More people are wearing Marvel-themed t-shirts, for example. Lots of Captain America shield tees, some S.H.I.E.L.D. logos,...
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The Case for Homework #homework #K12 #edu

Kevin Gannon (Grand View University; Twitter:@TheTattoedProf) wrote an excellent rebuttal to an essay published in the New York Time recently. Mark Bauerlein, himself also a professor (Emory University), penned some thoughts about teaching in “What’s the…
Kevin Gannon (Grand View University; Twitter:@TheTattoedProf) wrote an excellent rebuttal to an essay published in the New York Time recently. Mark Bauerlein, himself also a professor (Emory Univer...
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Book Review: Anansi Boys, by Neil Gaiman

Anansi Boys, by Neil Gaiman. Harper Torch Fiction Publishing. 2005. $8. I’m not sure Neil needs his books reviewed, actually. His books are enjoyable fiction. If you like Douglas Adams, you might enjoy Anansi Boys. British humor is hilarious; their gift…
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Busby's NCBD for May 27th, 2015 #comicbooks #NewComicBooks

Some New Comic Book Days are loaded and some are light. One interesting aspect of comic book distribution, and perhaps a trait which can be traced further back in the production chain, is the irregular delivery of some titles. Some titles appear like…
Some New Comic Book Days are loaded and some are light. One interesting aspect of comic book distribution, and perhaps a trait which can be traced further back in the production chain, is the irreg...
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Busby's NCBD for May 20th, 2015

The NCBD for this week was a bag of mixed emotions for me. Issues of new books dropped, and the last issue of a favorite book of mine dropped, too. I mentioned this before, the breadth and scope of new comics and publishers seems more accessible today…
The NCBD for this week was a bag of mixed emotions for me. Issues of new books dropped, and the last issue of a favorite book of mine dropped, too. I mentioned this before, the breadth and scope of...
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Busby's NCBD for May 15th, 2015 (Marvel Edition) #comicbooks #reviews #avengers

Typically, I don’t break my books down by publisher. This week, my books come from two sources, Image and Marvel. I’ve covered my Image titles in my last post. Now, let’s cover some of my Marvel titles. My least favorite title I collect is Bucky Barnes:…
Typically, I don't break my books down by publisher. This week, my books come from two sources, Image and Marvel. I've covered my Image titles in my last post. Now, let's cover some of my Marvel ti...
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Professors Have A Point Education is a Shared Responsibility #highered #education

Here is the original essay by Mark Bauerlein published Sunday, May 9th, “What’s the Point of a Professor?” I encourage all to read first, then reread, if necessary. Subtitle: Education is a Shared Responsibility Perhaps Mark was working against a…
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China, the South China Sea, and the Fog of War #energy #china #southchinasea #asia

The Spratly Islands are a collection of atolls, reefs, islands, and skerries about midway between the Philippine Islands and mainland China. Navigation around and through the Spratlys can be tortuous; ships and boats have to exercise caution when…
The Spratly Islands are a collection of atolls, reefs, islands, and skerries about midway between the Philippine Islands and mainland China. Navigation around and through the Spratlys can be tortuo...
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I teach world geography, weather and climate, and map analysis / cartography at a nearby university and a couple local community colleges. I run the blogs Constant Geography and Murray State RacerWerx plus contribute on the blog, Amazing Comic Shop Stories. Constant Geography contains geography and higher education related essays and commentary. Murray State RacerWerx contains articles, links, and instructional content to support local Makers, people interested in Arduino, Raspberry Pi, robotics and other forms of artistry. Amazing Comic Shop Stories provides articles, reviews, insights, and our podcast pertaining to the genre of comic books and graphic novels.
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ESRI Takes Its Deep Mapping Software Online To Help Developers Become Mo...
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Out beyond the edge of SXSW last week, the ESRI team camped out in an old brick firehouse with the veneer of an old boot factory and the int

Art Student Hand-Illuminates, Binds a Copy of Tolkien’s Silmarillion
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This German art student, Benjamin Harff, decided, for his exam at the Academy of Arts, to do something only slightly ambitious -- to hand-il

Ken Robinson: Changing education paradigms | Video on TED.com
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TED Talks In this talk from RSA Animate, Sir Ken Robinson lays out the link between 3 troubling trends: rising drop-out rates, schools' dwin

15 Essential iPad Apps for Students | iPad.AppStorm
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Student life can be daunting; assessments, deadlines, classes, exams and maybe even a social life. It doesn't have to be this difficult thou

Why All Filmmakers Should Speak Out Against SOPA | Techdirt
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There are many reasons why SOPA and other legislation like it should never be passed, e.g., it fundamentally changes how the internet functi

You Sunk My Battle Shots!
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Annnnnnd you also sunk my sobriety. This is brilliant. (via 9GAG)

YouTube - Jedi Kittens Strike Back
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This Cat Is An A*shole [Video]
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Apparently this cat’s curiosity includes finding out what would happen if it trapped another cat in a cardboard box for awhile. However, sin

Soon Squirrel…Soon
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A squirrel just dropped some nuts on this cat. Check out the reaction after the break. A rumble is coming. (via 9GAG)