Chesterton’s Fence

This article first appeared in the Eduk8me newsletter. Be sure to subscribe to be the first to get articles such as this. In G. K. Chesterton.s 1929 book The Thing, he writes: In the matter of reforming things, as distinct from deforming them, there is one plain and simple principle; a principle which will probably be […]

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The WordPress Openverse searches 500 million images for your reuse

Source: Openverse vioa cogdogblog.com/2021/12/photos-wordpress/ WordPress has a Creative Commons search for over 500 million different images. To start searching, you enter your search term and click Search. If you are looking for photos for which you can use commercially or modify or adapt, check those boxes before searching. After your search completes, you can click Filter to […]

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Yelling in the classroom

This article first appeared in the Eduk8me newsletter. Be sure to subscribe to be the first to get articles such as this. I stumbled on a YouTube video about calming down a classroom, which reminded me about this article, Why You Should Stop Yelling at Your Kids. When I started teaching I had a problem […]

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One of the reasons behind Zoom fatigue is having the camera on

Experimental findings published in the Journal of Applied Psychology revealed that employees who had their cameras on during virtual meetings experienced greater fatigue and, in turn, reduced performance during meetings. This was especially true for women and newer employees, suggesting that a heightened need for self-presentation may be the cause of this fatigue. Source: Having your camera […]

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Winnie-the-Pooh, Bambi, and more enter public domain

Source: Winnie-the-Pooh and early sound recordings enter public domain – The Verge This past January 1st some really big works entered the public domain, the biggest being the original Winnie The Pooh. When a piece of work enters the public domain, anyone is allowed to reproduce the work or remix the work into something new. […]

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