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Alex Payne — Mending The Bitter Absence of Reasoned Technical Discussion

The next time you’re thinking about engaging in a technical discussion, run through these questions before you hit the “post” button: 1. Are you responding to facts? With facts? 2. Have you read any primary source materials on the issue you’re discussing? 3. Do you have any first-hand experience with the technologies or ideas involved? 4. Do you have any first-hand experience with those technologies operating at the scale being discussed? 5. Have you contacted the individuals involved in the discussion for further information before making assumptions about their findings? 6. Are you falsely comparing technologies or ideas as if there was a zero-sum competition between them? 7. Are you addressing your peers with respect, courtesy, and humility? 8. Are you sure that what you’re posting is the best way to promote your self, product, project, or idea? Does it demonstrate you at your best?
Don’t waste your life screaming into the void. Make things, measure them, have reasonable and respectful conversations about them, improve them, and teach others how to do the same.
"...why is something you can measure controversial? Are we not engineers?"
Bettween | The Ultimate Twitter Conversation Tracker
The Ultimate Twitter Conversation Tracker
این وب سایت به شما این امکان را می دهد که گفتگوها و توییتهای انجام شده بین دو کاربر در توییتر را رهگیری و مشاهده کنید!
Shaping a Culture of Conversation: The Discussion Board and Beyond | Academic Commons
I have been using this technology since 1995 and for the first time have really realized what it is that I have been working toward. I have always used a descriptive rubric to evaluate participation in the DF and that has helped somewhat in creating a learning community. But, now with Gallagher's "tools", the 5 Eyes, the legs, the social voice, I can really help students participate to regularly create the kind of community that has from time to time evolved serendipitously. For me, the social versus the solo voice has been the biggest challenge, but with the languaging Gallagher has shared, I am enthusiastic about my ability to raise the level of meaningful discourse a notch or two! I teach in a graduate program in Nursing, and one of the areas of my teaching is Nursing Education.
" The answers to question 13 on survey 1, for instance, revealed--quite frighteningly, actually--that these students saw themselves as passive, solitary, joyless toilers in a middle world devoid of intellectual community. "
ProTeacher! Poetry lesson plans for elementary school teachers in grades K-6 including point of view, imagery activities, programs and thematic units, metaphor and simile skills curriculum, classroom and teaching ideas resources.
This site provides a lot of neat ways to teach poetry to younger children and activities for them to do.
Great for poetry, thematic units, metaphor, simile.
Poetry lessons
Although this website is intended for a younger age group than I intend to teach, it is always good to look at another perspective and use other ideas to help with your own classroom development. Plus, sometimes the older students like to do fun activities that are recommended for a younger age group.