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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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Good morning,

It's the first day of Spring Break and I spent all my spoons on an unexpected-but-needed-to-be-done assignment for an administrator whom I greatly respect.

I don't even have :blobcoffee: yet.

I should get some.

LBs: Boosting my other account because I don't know who needs to hear it but I am much less likely to wish pain on others than I was four years ago.

Not because I feel righteous and above others, but because I was brought low.

uspol, COVID-19, kind of a hot take based on personal experience, widower 

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uspol, COVID-19, kind of a hot take based on personal experience, widower 

My school system is running a digital film festival and several of my students have videos featured in the Middle School categories!

Voting is open to everyone, and anyone can vote once per category per day.

Please share. Voting ENDS on TUESDAY, April 14 at 11:59pm.

Selfie, ec, COVID-19 adjacent 

Aaand I just recorded 30+ minutes of student instruction with my mic muted.

Learn from my fail. Check your audio settings before each recording.

just had to install Flash on my laptop to be able to access a work training. I think I need to go wash my hands now

This training was advertised as being more advanced techniques, so it seems to have scared away most of the participants who caused issues yesterday.

Good advice is being shared in a non-distracting manner.

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Good morning! :blobcoffee:

I have another 8:30 am training today! It's going to be great!

I signed up for the very first session on the first day of training because...

1. I know how hard this stuff can be so I'm likely part of the more forgiving portion of the audience when it comes to learning curves for live video training.

2. I want to get it out of the way so I can spend the rest of my day on grading and lesson prep.

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Good morning!

Today I have an online training about online training!

We were given some leniency on which sessions to join, so I'm optimistic that I will be learning new and interesting things today!

This is a placeholder for a work related subtoot that I typed up twice before deleting.

I love my career, I really do, in spite of some things that threaten that enjoyment.

Mr. Emberley was an early inspiration for me. He provided tools that I could use in my classes to convince students that, yes, they COULD draw.

Scion Installation LA: Ed Emberley & Friends // Ed Emberley interview

Copyright clarifications 

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