Thursday, November 20, 2014

Teachers as Performers NPR

This a bit off the track, but I agree with the premise: While we need rubrics and learning outcomes, students also need the intangibles.


I would quietly quote Mr. Incredible to myself before I would walk in the classroom:

 (copyright Pixar/Disney)
"It's Showtime!"

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

President Obama supports net neutrality

With such a pro-corporate bias in Washington, it's amazing that President Obama is taking a stand on net neutrality. But I applaud him on this, since he's been too eager to give in on so many other issues.
Craig Aaron's talk on KPFK's Uprising with Sonali Kolhatkar caught my ear; I think he outlined the situation very clearly.
Sonali Kolhatkar
Sonali Kolhatkar
Sonali Kolhatkar
Sonali Kolhatkar
Sonali Kolhatkar
 

Our society depends so much on phones, electricity, radio and TV, the premise of not reclassifying the internet as a Title II telecommunications service seems extremely unfair. And kind of absurd. Especially with the media mergers like the Comcast/Time-Warner deal still in the works.


One thing that puzzles me is how they expect us to buy stuff online if our connections are slow. It would take forever to see the merchandise!


The FCC's Chairman Tom Wheeler is still basically in favor of a two tiered system; "big pipes" for corporations who can afford to pay more...

And let the rest of us eat cake...

Time to keep calling your senators on this! And Tom Wheeler as well.
http://act.freepress.net/letter/internet_fcc_nprm_oliver/?source=faq

 (my pinwheel of death)

Thursday, November 06, 2014

More Jet Puffin

More Jet Puffin with some quick Photoshop color.


 Boffette is taking out a more heavily armored suit for a test flight.
She hasn't settled on a final color scheme yet.

(Photo and sketch mine)