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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) 

Rock64 not booting? 

Asking for money for my classroom 

... although I think I might have purchased the wrong size heat sink....

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.

makecode.microbit.org/_FgD85EX

Conferences (+) 

Conferences (+/-) 

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

#minetest #lantern #voxel #3d #3dmodel #night #light #scenery #props #rpg #gamedev #box

Every time I meet @subrown4h@twitter.com I learn something new. She's in the 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 ? Because it's glorious.

selfie, ec, dated pun 

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.

YouTube Link, EdTech, Self-Promotion 

Here for the keynote.

Sitting in the back, like a good Lutheran.

Or a good troublemaker.

Or both.

I'm presenting at a local conference today. They'll want me to be using Twitter to talk about it, and to some extent I will, but I'll likely be more talkative here.

So heads up, if you don't want to deal with that, just mute the conference's hash tag:

Why are there not more coffee scented products in the world?

(Also worth noting that NO students asked to hand in Q1 work today.)

Today, the day after Q1 grades were due, I walked around wearing a micro:bit that had "NO" scrolling across it.

When asked why, I said it was for students who asked if they could hand in Q1 work.

My ulterior motive: I had VERY engaged 5th graders learning how to code the micro:bit today.

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