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Codes of ethics for software craft?

A funny thing happened in the testing Twitter community this week. First off, Pedro Gonzalez tweeted a link to an article describing a recent multimillion-dollar settlement against Toyota for… 786 more words


Food for Thought: "The Social Media Feeding Trough"

Whether we’re aware or not, our eyes devour external projections of life into the mind and soul as nutrients. Ultimately, like any consistent diets, these digested nutrients shape our being, behavior, and present-day life. 750 more words


Millennial Milliseconds: "A Facebook Millennial"

Millennial 4 is at home getting lost on Youtube and binge-watching Netflix, a deadly combination of stress relief, procrastination, comfort, and emotional dependency. He’s been at it for the past six hours, but he doesn’t realize it. 915 more words


Millennial Milliseconds: "A Clubbing Millennial"

Millennial 3 hangs out with her #mains, her #rideordies, her #squad, her #bffs every week.

This Saturday night, they’re at a club.

Blaring music. Blinding Lights. 524 more words


It takes a shtetl: a bevy of diversities and notes on Adacamp too.

Michael Wex, in his wonderful book Born to Kvetch, introduces those who can’t speak or read Yiddish to its vast palette of character archetypes. (I am one of those illiterates, so if I get any of the following wrong, don’t blame Michael Wex.) 1,104 more words


Would You--Or Do You--Monitor Your Child's Digital Activity?

In 1994, when I was 13 years old, I did what I suspect many 13 year-old boys might do.  I snuck into my younger sister’s room, found her colorfully-bound private journal, read it, dusted off my fingerprints, and smirked, knowing I now possessed information to get under her skin.   689 more words

No Stone Unturned

Emphasizing the Gift of Attention

Like most teachers, I’m a few weeks into the school year.   I’ve dealt with shifting rosters, a classroom change, opening-school paperwork, and trying to establish a positive, productive classroom culture. 549 more words