I used this image because I’ve seen it posted without a source SO many times. (I’m looking at you Disney fandom)
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I’m gonna go ahead and signal boost the living fuck out of this.
ALSO, Chrome has this feature you can add as an extension. It lets you right click on an image and find the source without having to drag the picture on the desk top or without having to copy and paste the link- it just saves time. There is also SauceNao, which I believe is solely for Pixiv sources?
and hey guys there’s a petition to shut down WeHeartIt and it’s right here
Wow I didn’t know you could search by uploading or Chrome extention. That’s amazing! brb going to tell everyone I know.
All the warm fuzzies.
Captain Underpants Crowned The American Library Association’s “Most Challenged Book” of 2013
The American Library Association has released its annual list of the “most challenged” books in schools and public libraries.
For the second time since 2012, the list was topped by Dav Pilkey’s children’s book series The Adventures Of Captain Underpants, the story of two fourth-graders who use their imaginations to create a comic-book about a superhero, whose disregard for pants is as flagrant as the book’s use of language like “pee-pee, poopy, and wedgie.”
Some parents have reportedly deemed the book as unsuitable for its intended age group of ages 7 to 10, fearing they are far too young for a frank, mature discussion of pee-pee and poopy.
The Los Angeles Times Book Prizes were just a few days ago. Take a look at the winners:
THE ART SEIDENBAUM AWARD FOR FIRST FICTION
MYSTERY / THRILLER
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE
And then there’s MOOCs. I can’t express adequately just how pissed off I am about MOOCs – not the concept, but all the hubris and nonsense that’s been talked and written about them. At a personal level, it was as if 45 years of work was for nothing. All the research and study I and many others had done on what makes for successful learning online were totally ignored, with truly disastrous consequences in terms of effective learning for the vast majority of participants who took MOOCs from the Ivy League universities. Having ignored online learning for nearly 20 years, Stanford, MIT and Harvard had to re-invent online learning in their own image to maintain their perceived superiority in all things higher educational. And the media fell for it, hook, line and sinker. This is a battle I no longer want to fight – but it needs fighting. But my reaction did make me wonder, am I just an old man resisting the future? And that has definitely left a mark.
Lastly, I am concerned that the computer scientists seem to be taking over online education. Ivy League MOOCs are being driven mainly by computer scientists, not educators. Politicians are looking to computer science to automate learning in order to save money. Computer scientists have much to offer, but they need more humility and a greater willingness to work with other professionals, such as psychologists and teachers, who understand better how learning operates. This is a battle that has always existed in educational technology, but it’s one I fear the educators are losing. The result could be disastrous, but that’s a theme for a whole set of blog posts.