Things I Try To Not Do (A non-comprehensive list) Show more
*"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.
Just in case you need it:
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This week I was reminded that my students need a lot more practice giving constructive criticism.
While they are very skilled at pointing out problems, some additional reteaching and practice is needed for them to offer up paths for improvement instead of merely saying something was bad.
We are still learning.
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I've had this account for weeks and it STILL amuses me that my web address is
(http://) is . aaron b smith (.com/@) the art guy
and my user name is
the art guy (@) is . aaron b smith (.com)
So depending on which one you use, it's the question or the answer.
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Video games are nice and all but have you ever seen a student thrilled that they could change some HTML code to make a webpage's background be any color they wanted?
So yeah, that's how my day went.
The B in Benoit B Mandelbrot stands for Benoit B Mandelbrot.
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Today was a good day.
Media Arts students critiqued video projects, and every student that came to me with a login issue in my K-5 classes got it resolved in time to work on the lesson.
Now I just need to figure out why my GPS doesn't work in the morning but works in the afternoon.
sometimes I want to fav the notification that someone fav'd a toot... just to let them know I saw that, and thanks.
How playing Dungeons & Dragons has helped me be more connected, creative and compassionate | http://blog.ed.ted.com/2018/09/17/how-playing-dungeons-dragons-has-helped-me-be-more-connected-creative-and-compassionate/
Michigan’s ‘band-aid’ for filling teaching jobs is expanding. Here’s what you need to know. https://www.chalkbeat.org/posts/detroit/2018/09/17/michigans-band-aid-for-filling-teaching-jobs-is-expanding-heres-what-you-need-to-know/
coding in the classroom Show more
So how many schools have a coding project because the students demanded it, and said project is getting kicked off by the principal coming in to talk about coding and how he uses it?
Because I know of one, now.
You're allowed to be jealous.
Reminder that Trunk exists to find people with like-minded interests, but it only works if more people use it.
(There's another list for Academia.)
You got this.
School Grades Show more
It is 4:27 PM on a Friday and my grading for the week is complete.
I'm kind of nervous about how long I'll be able to keep this up.
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Current schedule has me seeing elementary students every other week, so Monday will be my last day teaching "Welcome to school, here are the rules and procedures" lessons.
I am so ready for them to start DOING things.
(Granted Kindergarten will still be learning passwords for the next 6 weeks or more, but still...)
cry HVAC! and let slips the dogs of maintenance
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Boosted toots in my TL are showing the avatar of the booster, not the original author.
That's new, isn't it?
Friendly reminder that it’s much appreciated if you put selfies and the like behind CWs 🌟 For example, some people have trouble with unsuspected eye contact.
Went to bed at a more decent hour than usual.
Slept in 1/2 an hour.
This is not how that's supposed to work!
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