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Can we not salvage one important thing in this horrible excuse for an administration?

Copied and pasted. Thank you, my favorite organization in the whole educational world: This makes using your voice easy!


Urge your Senators to restore net neutrality protections The Senate is poised to vote very soon on a Congressional Review Act (CRA) Resolution that would restore net neutrality protections  the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to eliminate earlier this year. Without net neutrality, telecommunications providers are free to establish fast lanes for particular online products, throttle delivery of others, and potentially raise prices and decrease services for students and educators nationwide. Right after the FCC voted to eliminate net neutrality, Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) introduced a CRA that would repeal the FCC’s order and reinstate net neutrality.
Reports indicate that we are only one vote away from the CRA Resolution receiving Senate approval. To date, all Senate democrats…
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Poems. I wrote some poems. I call this little collection "Forth and Back"

One Actor Indefatigable spirits flag not In the face of Obstacle, stale air, Standardization, Or achievement, But nourish caring hearts Through handcuffed and assassination-rife times. Racism has many costumes But only one actor, The infant, fearful soul. Go Peace, she whispers, And lets go her soul. Takes forever leave of it. And it From her. Intention At some urgent last moment I will know that it is. If I do not manage a smile You must remember that Was my most intended intention.
Stop You say to stop Right where I am. How could I stop Where I’m not? Pi Ease along now Even as you will Yourself to stay put. Just how many Realities can we be? Perhaps Pi.


What Open any door and stand In what you have made, An opening framed by…what? Watch what the door kept hidden,

University of Western Australia Machinima Awards 2018

Hey, y'all,

I logged into SL this morning to an announcement of an upcoming event and I went there.

You may or may not know that the ISTE Virtual Environments Network meets most every 3rd Tuesday of most every month to view and share machinima. What is that? It's film made from video in online games or virtual worlds. This hour was the culmination of a year of competition and the organizers were clearly dedicated to the art of machinima.

I had to go. Now I have my work cut out for me (in spare time, certainly not in my work day as middle school Technology Teacher). I want to view as many of the winners as I can. I've browsed around a bit, and what I've glimpsed is nothing short of stellar. I have a link for ya.

The videos were originally archived for viewing at the site linked below, but it appears to have been taken down. I'm not sure why, but I can speculate: Second Life has been known to be a bit picky about websites using the moniker "SL" for any part…

Midnight Reef in Second Life

Enjoying some virtual down time when I have real down time. :)

https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cFeX2RDFmc

Is it Really February?

Lots of thoughts these past few days as I'm laid up with a brutal case of pneumonia, drinking fluids like an OJ, Vitamin Water, La Croix junkie. Sleeping in what I can snatch between painful coughing bouts and binging alternately on Beatles vinyl and foreign films. I thought to myself, "Self, why aren't you blogging?"

It's true, I'm at one of those stages in my blogging path where I'm tied up in work and family and a major writing project that may only be published posthumously (though this illness bout is putting a little imaginary pressure on that timetable). I haven't done it, but I likely could search "sorry" on this blog and timeline-out the intervals where I have let slide my self-imposed responsibility to share. This has been one of them.

I do better at my school blog, Mister Merrick's Falcons Tech, but that's geared toward school parents and students. Actually, I owe them a weekly post as well. I'll get to that this week.…

educatorstechnology.com, y'all

Ya'll,

I have a link for ya.


http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2017/09/32-educational-websites-organized-by.html

This is pretty stunning if you run a computer lab or you are a classroom teacher who wants to amp up your tech in the classroom. I stumbled upon it a week or so ago and, otherwise focused, simply pasted its url into a new blogpost so I'd have the draft to share it. Why is it worth visiting? First, just look at this quote from its "About" frame:
Coming to you from the wonderful Nova Scotian city, Halifax (Canada), Educational Technology and Mobile Learning is an educational blog dedicated to curating, reviewing and sharing EdTech tools and mobile apps. The purpose is to help teachers and educators effectively integrate digital technologies into their day-to-day teaching, learning and professional development. For any questions regarding the blog website or the published content , please contact EdTech admin, editor and blog owner, Med Kharbach at: info@educa…