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Timestamp #34: The Macra Terror

Doctor Who: The Macra Terror
(4 episodes, s04e27-e30, 1967)

First things first: I love the new opening with Patrick Troughton’s face in the vortex.

At first, I thought this was a… 333 more words


Book Review: “Player Choice” by Jeff Deck

Player Choice
(277 pages, 2015)

Jeff Deck, co-author of The Great Typo Hunt, recently reached out to me to promote his new novel Player Choice… 775 more words


Timestamp #33: The Moonbase

Doctor Who: The Moonbase
(4 episodes, s04e23-e26, 1967)

The Cybermen are back, and a bit better designed than their last appearance not so long ago. 317 more words


Timestamp #32: The Underwater Menace

Doctor Who: The Underwater Menace
(4 episodes, s04e19-e22, 1967)

Doctor Who meets Atlantis!

It’s good to see the companions having fun together. The chemistry is nice, and it shows how the cast is really clicking. 433 more words


Timestamp #31: The Highlanders

Doctor Who: The Highlanders
(4 episodes, s04e15-e18, 1966-1967)

In the Second Doctor’s second adventure, we get a pretty straightforward story about the Scottish Highlanders, and an introduction to a new companion. 180 more words


Carnegie Summit Learning + Reaction 6

If you had asked me about standardized tests 5 years ago, I would have vehemently dismissed them as the wrong direction for education. While I still resist the Fitbit model of constant quantification of progress and self, this week I heard and read about compelling ways that data can be used to build professional cultures, see and support individuals, and the design of better systems. 1,015 more words

Professional Reflections

Timestamp #30: The Power of the Daleks

Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks
(6 episodes, s04e09-e14, 1966)

Hello, new Doctor! And welcome to the confusion. It’s really nice to see how the Doctor has to stabilize after such a traumatic event, presumably his first, in light of my experience with the series from the Ninth Doctor on. 242 more words