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Sunday Doings

I've had a pleasant day today. I'm feeling generally betterTM, beginning to come out of the depression caused by Cholmondeley's death and general ickiness of things lately. Slept through the night for two straight nights, which can only be good.

This morning I woke relatively early but lolled about for awhile, then marked a few blogs. I joined Twitter yesterday, which may be another time sink, or may be something cool; I haven't decided yet. But I think it's quite fun. So I caught up with my Tweets, as well as, of course, reading LJ. After webbing for a while, I made some awesome mushroom soup, and took Robinson for a nice long walk down on the Westsong Way. There, I met and chatted with a pleasant camera geek, which was fun. I came home for lunch - the soup, obviously, and Sasquatch bread from Save-on-foods and cheese. Then it was off to the Cinecenta for "I'm Not There" with lidocafe. This was engrossing and entertaining (will post more later).

Home, and some wine and a pork loin in the oven. Will eat said pork with asparagus and salad. Evening's entertainment will be either a Buffy or Veronica Mars, haven't quite decided yet.


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Feb. 11th, 2008 10:22 am (UTC)
About twitter
There's a really interesting blog by a guy on twitter. The guy is on twitter but his blog is about 'Tech Tools for Academics'. He gets students to do assignments on twitter, which was why I was asking if you could get my message before I 'followed' you. I was thinking of using it for classes, but I've decided to wait a while and to not use it with my class of 400. I'm still not sure what to make of twitter.
Feb. 11th, 2008 04:36 pm (UTC)
Re: About twitter
Thanks for the link! I was hoping to have some conversation with you about using it for teaching. One of my DE colleagues joined before I did and told me that he thought it had some potential, so I checked it out. I'm not sure what to make of it, either.
Feb. 11th, 2008 08:20 pm (UTC)
Re: About twitter
I think it does have potential and as noted by Academhack, it seems to be around focusing of communication skills. I did think of using it, but I couldn't see how it would be useful with a big class. Nothing I've seen yet has any mention of class size, so I'm assuming it's the smaller tutorial groups (up to 30 students) that would most benefit or be most manageable.

I'm kinda wondering how it would be different from developing any other short forms of writing (eg haiku) except that it is in the moment and potentially more reflective of a current activity. Some of the people Academhack follows seem to create more interesting tweets (and probably have more interesting lives ;-) than me), and I get the impression that it's more of an extravert's plaything.

If I see anything of interest, I'll delicious it. (What's happening to our language!?)
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