Liked โ€˜We believed we could remake ourselves any way we likedโ€™: how the 1990s shaped #MeToo โ€“ podcast by Eve Fairbanks (the Guardian)
While promising liberation and endless possibility, the culture of the decade drove us relentlessly in pursuit of perfection
Eve Fairbanks’ reflection on the creation of the MeToo movement reminds me of Molly Ringwald’s look back at the art of John Hughes.

Read the text version here.

Replied to Chris Aldrich by Chris AldrichChris Aldrich (BoffoSocko)
Tonight I added an On This Day widget to the sidebar of my homepage. I also added an archive page atย https://boffosocko.com/archives/otd/. They show old posts from the same day from prior years. There may be one or two small display issues that Iโ€™ll come back and tweak, but functionally things ar...
Did you use Colin Walker’s code? Or come up with your own?

I would love to bring in my old FB data, blog posts from my main site and even my old Tweets and create a similar page.

Bookmarked TER #115 โ€“ Teaching Game Design with Bill Cohen โ€“ 22 July 2018 (Teachers' Education Review)

Timecodes

  • 00:00 Opening Credits
  • 01:31 Intro
  • 01:44 Selective Schools
  • 18:46 Feature Introduction
  • 20:31 Interview โ€“ Bill Cohen
  • 01:09:12 Sign Off
Cameron Malcher interviews Bill Cohen about game-design. Cohen goes beyond the usual coding and computer-aided approaches to focusing on ‘low-tech’ games. This included engaging with boardgames and outdoor games. This play-based approach focuses on developing clear metalanguage, feedback for mastery and working with an iterative design process. This reminds me in part of Amy Burvall’s notion of ‘rigorous whimsy‘ and BreakoutEDU. Some resources Cohen shared include Boardgame Geek and Lady Blackbird, while in a seperate post, Clare Rafferty has shared a list of games associated with History.

If there is one thing that I have learnt as a teacher is that nothing leaches out fun mor than dropping a layer of education over the top of it – Bill Cohen (50 mins)

Malcher also provides a reflection on the place and impact of select entry schools on equity and equality.

Bookmarked Mark Zuckerberg Is Doubly Wrong About Holocaust Denial by Yair Rosenberg (The Atlantic)
Truly tackling the problem of hateful misinformation online requires rejecting the false choice between leaving it alone or censoring it outright. The real solution is one that has not been entertained by either Zuckerberg or his critics: counter-programming hateful or misleading speech with better speech.
Yair Rosenberg touches on the dangers of simply suppressing disinformation. He explains that the only way to respond is to correct it. This continues some of the conversation associated with danah boyd’s keynote at SXSW.

via HEWN by Audrey Watters

Liked How to beat LinkedIn: The Game by Joe Veix (The Outline)
For those unfamiliar, LinkedIn is a 2D, turn-based MMORPG that sets itself apart from its competitors by placing players not in a fantasy world of orcs and goblins, but in the treacherous world of business. Players can choose from dozens of character classes (e.g., Entrepreneurs, Social Media Mavens, Finance Wizards) each with their own skill sets and special moves (Power Lunch; Signal Boost; Invoice Dodge). They gain โ€œexperienceโ€ by networking, obtaining endorsements from other users, and posting inspirational quotes from Elon Musk.
via Doug Belshaw

๐Ÿ““ Tetris Everlasting (Chris Harte Keynote #DIGICON18)

Chris Harte Unstuck:

Tetris everlasting, in education we always have things

Discussing Generation Z http://generationz.com.au

KIPPERS https://www.investopedia.com/terms/k/kippers.asp

Emotional Agility: 1) Emotions ar data not directions 2) emotions are not good or bad – they just are 3) enotions pass 4) courage is fear walking

We need to focus on ‘unGoogleable’ questions

Google Earth School https://earth.nullschool.net and the See Think Wonder protocol http://www.visiblethinkingpz.org/VisibleThinking_html_files/03_ThinkingRoutines/03c_Core_routines/SeeThinkWonder/SeeThinkWonder_Routine.html

Learning should be about the whole of life, not just work

We need depth in sikos, but also connections across

Like normal growth, learning growth is not linear

We can’t literally see ‘learning’ rather it is something that happens in the brain. Instead it is about knowledge, mindsets, skillsets and toolsets

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