I'm Aaron, a Media Arts / Technology teacher for a K-8 Creative & Performing Arts Academy.
Before I did this, I was a Visual Arts teacher.
I'm very much into #DIY, #STEM, #STEAM, #DnD, #photography, the #Maker movement, and the idea that artists should be fairly compensated for the work they do (vs reposting said work without even attribution).
My politics lean left, but I don't talk about that much here.
I'm a widower.
I talk about games on @Crash.
Things I Try To Not Do (A non-comprehensive list)
*"Follow-for-follow." Life's too short to clutter my timeline.
*Post, boost, or favorite profanities. Yes, even the ones included in super-insightful posts. My students can find me.
*Post, boost, or favorite copyright infringement or endorsements of the same. Copyright law needs reform, sure, but it is still used to protect artists. If you're punching down and up at the same time, You're still punching down.
What does it say about the culture of educators that we power through as many sick days as we can (often against advice from people who know better) and feel guilty when we do, in fact, have to take a day off to rest?
In other news, I'm taking a sick day today and hate everything about it.
Rock64 not booting?
When I power up my Rock64 I get 3 LEDs and the optical mouse to light up, but none of the lights on the keyboard (capslock, etc) will light up and the monitor says there's no signal.
I've tried several of the images off the wiki, currently using Armbian_5.91_Rock64_Debian_buster_default_4.4.184_desktop.7z
Asking for money for my classroom
Anyone have a dollar or two to help me replace a few more 11 year old computers? https://donorschoo.se/e/vDfc0bAeC1
My Rock64 computer from @PINE64 arrived today!
Made a light based theremin.
In retrospect, should not have made it during a different activity while an after market speaker was hooked up to my micro:bit.
More voxel models! My husband and I have decided on the two types of lanterns we want in the castle city. We really hope to present something great when he opens his Minetest server for the public. And yes, we did build various lanterns before we found the winners. :D
Every time I meet @firstname.lastname@example.org I learn something new. She's in the #puwt19 Maker Space showing off paper circuits. Did not think about making them modular until now!
Can we take a moment to enjoy the marvel that is the Maker Space logo for #PUWT19? Because it's glorious.
selfie, ec, dated pun
The design on the wall/ceiling in the back of this auditorium is making me wonder what the max head room is.
This is just me, but presenters who stand aside to show a video longer than a minute without pausing/stopping it just rub me the wrong way.
I can think of exceptions to that rule, surely, but most times it feels like they're using the video to give the presentation instead of them.
Here for the #PUWT19 keynote.
Sitting in the back, like a good Lutheran.
Or a good troublemaker.
Google Slide Link, Self-Promotion
My presentation for #PUWT19 can be found here: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1h1ZtQNHw0jXUIPc1E3DRwhqQmaRibUHLJNMMlYWVsPE/edit?usp=sharing
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