Sunday, January 18, 2009

Come visit my "creepy treehouse"!

An interesting article from the Chronicle of Higher Education likens professors use of social networking technologies to an invitation to a "creepy treehouse". The many references that are made to instructors "intruding" on student's "social space" (as if it's not our space, too) irk me a bit, but the article offers an interesting range of perspectives on the issue. Worth a read, as are the comments on the article!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

YouTube Now Mutes Videos With Unauthorized Copyrighted Music

YouTube Now Mutes Videos With Unauthorized Copyrighted Music

(from I uploaded a short promo video for our school's Elective Fair on my YouTube channel, and it was muted within an hour!  I get the whole copyright protection thing, but does that mean now my students can't put their film projects on YouTube? I guess so...

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Thursday, January 1, 2009

night owls rule! (the creative world, anyway)

News in Science - Night owls are more creative - 12/13/2006
Do your best work at night? Take solace as new research suggests that night owls are more likely to be creative thinkers.

Yes, this is kind of an old article, but I found it by clicking a link in this (more recent) article from Wired, which justifies my lifelong struggle to try to function in the 7-to-3 world of teaching: 3 Smart Things About Sleeping Late.