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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 , , , , , the 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.

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Things I Try To Not Do (A non-comprehensive list) Show more

us pol, mueller Show more

Who has two thumbs and just now got home from school because he didn't know there was an orientation meeting for incoming students tonight? Show more

Grad Class Show more

Copyright is meant to protect the artist. Yes, even from other artists. Show more

LB: I have used @Minetest with my students to teach the kind of things that Minecraft can be used to teach in school, but without having to pay for licensing or for all my computers to be switched over to Windows 10.

Haven't used it this year, but the students tended to enjoy it.

As it's the 10th anniversary of Minecraft, a reminder that there's a free open alternative called Minetest:

minetest.net/

You can follow it on the Fediverse at:

@Minetest

It has many game modes including online multiplayer servers.

#Minetest #Minecraft #Minecraft10Years #Alternatives #FLOSS

teaching, after school performances Show more

YOU: so the A in RAID stands for "Array"?
US: Yes.
YOU: doesn't that mean saying "RAID array" is redundant?
US: Of course. That's what the R is for.

if you're ever about to be attacked by a linux user you can stop them in their tracks by simply asking them about linux, their nature will force them to explain it to you at length. It's like throwing seeds on the ground so a vampire has to count them all

We use the word "boilerplate" a lot at work. It's such a strange phrase that seems like it's probably traveled far from its original meaning, so I looked up what that meaning was.

It goes back to newspapers. Large advertisers and content syndicates would distribute ready-to-go printing plates to local newspapers that could easily just go onto the press and be ready to print without any modification. These plates resembled rolled steel that was used to make boilers.

Hence: boilerplate.

Today's parent-centric US holiday Show more

A 2nd grade teacher here bought canvases on sale and her kids are PAINTING PORTRAITS!

On CANVAS!

In 2nd GRADE!

Tell me there are better K-8 schools and I will respectfully disagree.

for teachers that teach art in elementary school.

krokotak.com

my favorite arts & crafts website ever!

A:, my disk, my floppy disk
B:, another disk to run
C:, the name I call myself
D:, another partition
F:, a network-loaded drive
H:, my home dir far away
Z:, the last I can assign
And that brings us back to

me, talking to my computer when it's not cooperating: Can I speak to your task manager?

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Aaron Smith is TheArtGuy

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