1. Last 7 days
    1. ‘Curse upon cowardice and covetousness both! In you are villainy and vice that virtue distress.’ Then he caught at the knot and pulled it loose, and fair flung the belt at the man himself: ‘Lo! There’s the falseness, foul may it fall! For fear of your knock cowardice me taught to accord with covetousness, forsake my kind, the largesse and loyalty that belongs to knights. Now am I faulted and false, and ever a-feared; from both treachery and untruth come sorrow

      He feels guilty that he "cheated" and condemns the green knight for cheating.

    2. Ask no more debate than I did of you then

      Don't cry

    3. rang

      onomatopeiac word

    4. whirred and whetted

      onomatopoeiac words

    5. for he is a mighty man, and shows no mercy, for be it churl or chaplain that rides by the chapel, monk or priest of the Mass, or any man else, he is as quick to kill him, as to live himself.

      Looks like he is evil. He kills indiscriminately, even innocent people.

    6. three

      The number 3 is popping out a lot in the story. Probably because the holy trinity; the father, the son, and the holy spirit. Maybe it pops up because it might be an allusion or symbolism to associate Gawain with holiness or that he's being looked after by God himself. Or it might just be nothing. Maybe the author was born in March and 3 is their favorite number.

    7. left him so pure that Doomsday yet might be declared on the morn.

      which means he wasn't pure of sin before. It's the implication.

    8. for whatever man is girt with this green lace, while he has it closely fastened about him, there is no man under heaven might hew him,

      Oh shit this is how the green man was able to withstand being beheaded. So he cheated.

    9. Lo!

      I thought this said "lol"

    10. urged him so near the edge, he felt it behoved him either to bow to her love, or with loathing refuse her.

      Backed him into a corner, now he has to choose between an ultimatum; either just give in to her advances or get mad and basically tell her to fuck off

    11. As I am true, I pledge you my troth you shall gain the Green Chapel, and render your dues,

      That's why he was being so nice to Gawain. He wants the green chapel after Gawain defeats the giant man.

    12. ever our courteous knight the lady beside.

      Did the story just break the 4th wall?

    13. flanks

      The tusks

    14. war on the wild swine in woods where he fled.

      Hyperbole. War is being used to exaggerate hunting game.

    15. set the sharp point firm in its chest-hollow, hit him up to the hilt, so the heart burst asunder, and he yielded him snarling, downstream was swept outright.

      Damn, some bad ass imagery going on here where his sword pierced the boars heart and popped out the other side of it, heart and all.

    16. forth, fast through the ford, where the fell foe bides.


    17. He alights lively adown, leaves his courser, brings out a bright blade and boldly strides forth,

      He gets off his horse, unsheathes his sword, and walks straight for the boar.

    18. He got the bank at his back, began to scrape, the froth foamed from his mouth foul at the corners, and he whet his white tusks.

      That's one angry boar. Imagery here, doing basically like a bull does just before he charges at a matador.

    19. marsh-side


    20. ‘But would you, lovely lady, but grant me leave and release your prisoner and pray him to rise,

      Pretty sure he's flirting with her. Also, metaphor.

    21. whistled

      I'm pretty sure whistled is being used as an onomatopoeia here, right?

    1. impressed in the soul in a primary way

      A priori knowledge?

    2. Thus, the cause of [that one] is the possible existence of this [one], whereas the possible existence of this [one] is not caused by that [other]. As such, the two cannot be equivalent — I mean, that whose causality is essential and that which is essentially caused.

      does this mean the world exists in even numbers.. like everything has a pair? or can the possible existence of one thing be caused by the necessary existence of two things

    3. If [it occurs] through another, then [this] other is the cause.

      either it can turn into something else or just stop existing-- I understand how it can "exist through another" but not the "not" part

    4. Necessary Existen

      capitalized b/c it is God

    1. irst-generation college students" pose notable retention concern

      i think its because high schools don't really prepare people for college, most of us go from 6(ish) 1 hour long classes back to back 5 days a week in orderly blocks where we know what to do when to do it. to however many classes we are willing to do, our own schedule, and classes of varying length.

    2. hy do some students succeed in college while others do not?

      in my experience its the ones who are functional adults are the ones that succeed

    3. mastery of the ' 'college student" role

      I think they mean what conventionally makes a good student; like knowing how you learn, being able to keep on top of school work, and juggling responsibilities

    4. implicit


    5. as advising and study habits, directly affected GP

      I didn't realize that study habits would reflect on GPA since studying is what you do, but your end result of that can be different and that can be determined by "grades" or what grade you get.

    6. proposes that new students start with pre-enrollment packages of individual attributes, previous schooling, and family support

      I think this is saying that the more support/additional support you have. the less likely you are to add to retention rates.

    7. complex relationships

      What makes a complex relationship for characters of institutions? Is it the status of the school? Location?

    8. First generation students are less likely to graduate than peers who have at least one parent with a college education (National Center for Educa? tional Statistics 2005).

      I didn't realize that first gens are less likely to graduate until this. I thought the rates would be higher for graduating. I guess it's because of the fact that they have someone to "relate" to.

    9. While we certainly acknowledge that non-academic factors, such as, social integration, level of financial support, and campus climate are also important in explaining student retention, our primary emphasis here is on those elements that affect student performance in the classroom.

      There can in most likely will be reasons outside of school/ the classroom for as to why students are struggling

    10. almost every instructor in these focus groups shared their frustrations with students' difficulties in comprehending their basic expectations, which make up the upper path of our model. This was especially true when dealing with relatively new college students

      Instructions expect a lot out of their students and I feel as though they become impatient or irritated when their students have troubles.

    11. "Is That Paper Really Due Today?"

      Is this the correct article?? I think the link I'm clicking on in Hypothesis isn't the right one

    12. uccess in college requires that students must cope with broad variation in the standards that different professors will use in assessing their performances. Just as in the earlier example of different types of colleges and universities having different expectations for their students, different professors within any one school will have different expecta? tions. Thus, the mastery of multiple versions of a role serves as a resource enabling people to accomplish their desired goals?perhaps getting a better grade in a course or graduating on time.

      Students have to learn to adapt to their professors and the variety of teaching skills each offer. Each have different expectations for their students and we are expected to fulfill those expectations no matter how difficult it may be

    13. niversity success requires mastery of the ' 'college student" role.

      What do they mean by the "mastery of the 'college student' role" ? Do they mean the students ability to succeed, etc.?

    1. Like, who is going to own my information after I pass away?”

      In this case, presumably Augmented Eternity, and not your family.

    2. He sees it as one way of leaving a legacy—a way to keep contributing to society instead of fading to black

      What’s wrong with this line of thinking? How does this diminish our legacies?

    3. Flybits provides a platform that lets companies tailor

      Ironically FlyBits doesn’t use a chat bot on its own site: https://flybits.com/contact-us/

    4. decision support tool

      Why exactly do we need to outsource our decisions? Isn’t a way of abdicating responsibility and accountability?

    5. With enough data about how you communicate and interact with others, machine-learning algorithms can approximate your unique personality

      But how much of our personalities are unarticulated? And don’t the hidden anxieties, fears, and desires influence us in ways you can’t pin down?

    6. Augmented Eternity
    7. Creepy

      Creepy isn’t quite the right word. Misguided, maybe?

    1. Many of these companies would lose if bitcoin was to become a mature store-of-value tomorrow and since they respond to their shareholders and not the Bitcoin community, it’s in their best interest to prevent that.

      Startups fail all the time. Bitcoin is larger than nation-states, so few startups aren't even noticeable in the grand scheme of things. It would be a better argument to say, 'If china cracked down on Bitcoin etc etc.' But that already happened and Bitcoin shrugged it off.

      These companies benefit from Bitcoin succeeding. It's still the majority of Coinbase's and Blockchain's business, even though they are openly hostile toward it. They are speaking one way, while their P&L says they're behaving another. They most definitely don't want Bitcoin to fail. The best they can hope for is to delay it.

    2. Crypto companies are funded with the goal to capture value – especially value that can weather both bull and bear markets. The result is a value capture layer on top of Bitcoin with actors that over time evolve their own opinions that ultimately become social attacks on Bitcoin.

      Companies aren't formed for value capture. This is a fixed pie fallacy, and a rent-seeking conception. Companies don't fight over a fixed pie of profits, they are formed to create value. Of course, they attempt to capture market share away from competition, but that's much different than capturing value. "A value capture layer" is exactly the wrong way to look at it. Companies create/ add value to raw materials or intermediate goods. If they only capture value, they go out of business (unless they are protected through govt intervention in the market).

      Great companies don't have an adversarial relationship with the market. That's an extremely important point here and might be the prevailing situation of the Bitcoin ecosystem. If that's the case, a mass cleansing of the market is due and will come shortly. Good companies welcome competition, loser companies manifest their adversarial relationship with the market as the authors articulate here, usually through regulatory capture, which I do know is specifically being pursued by Coinbase. However, as long as there's no govt intervention, there's no adversarial nature possible in the long run.

    3. We should steer clear of suggesting that we can use logic to determine how this will all play out.

      What other way is there? It's fine if people don't want to use their reason in making financial decisions, but they will lose, because the world is an adversarial place, where people benefit from misleading those with weak reasoning abilities. If this were a utopian market without bad actors or byzantine actors, you'd still benefit from determining the market behavior in advance of others.

      I'll counter their advice with this: we should steer clear of conflating the market outcomes with individuals' outcomes. Suggesting an individual to not use logic is extremely irresponsible. They'd have no protection against bad actors and scammers. The fate of the individual isn't shared by the market. The market will eventually land on an answer, but the individual could be utterly rekt by that point.

    4. gold-analogies are apt in describing Bitcoin.

      No analogy is perfect, but, as annotated above, gold could have never existed and it wouldn't change the monetary maximalist methodology. Analogies just make the concepts a little easier to grasp, because they are relatable.

    5. soundest monetary-policy coin

      Again, I think I understand what they mean, because I know their arguments, but the words they actually use here are nonsensical. Money is sound if it has arisen from the market. There can't be two sound monies in the same market. But now it's the "soundest monetary-policy coin?" Is monetary-policy an adjective here?

    6. The most popular argument for why that should be the case is that it already happened once – with gold.

      Gold is simply used as an example of the underlying reasoning involved in monetary convergence. If a gold standard never existed it wouldn't change anything about the reasoning itself.

    7. Monetary maximalism is the idea that in a free market for money one big winner will emerge and that the “soundest” money is in the best position to do so.

      In the very first sentence we have several problems. I think the authors mostly correctly identify the concept, "that in a free market for money one big winner will emerge" but they say this is merely an idea, as if there's no argument present. Of course, this isn't the case. Monetary maximalism is a result of logical lines of reasoning. It's a methodology in that way. If there was different evidence, the lines of reasoning could lead to a different result. It's a seemingly small point, but their main objective of the article is dependent on their definition right here. Monetary maximalism isn't an idea, it's a methodology.

      Second, in the first sentence, we also have reference to "soundest" money, which is a little nonsensical. I understand what they are trying to say, but it doesn't work IMO. Sound money is money that has emerged from the market as money, it's already won. The soundest money then would be the money which is backed by most of the market I guess, but a degree of soundness is incorrect.

    1. Analytics technologies are a key element of student success initiatives across institutions and a driving force behind the collaborative, targeted strategic planning and decision-making of higher education leaders.

      I seem to be missing the discussion of privacy here. Maybe it got left out? Or maybe the idea we can track everything is an import from big tech that is actually wrong-headed?

    2. Despite these options, degree completion in higher education is stymied by factors that go beyond these efforts, and closing the achievement gap continues to be a difficult challenge

      I wonder if we need to think beyond digital tools to really address the achievement gap.

    3. the expert panel

      I've started curating a Twitter list of the folks involved in shaping the 2019 Horizon Report. Visit the list and let me know who is missing.

    4. ubrics like Quality Matters h

      Also look at Open SUNY Course Quality Review OSCQR rubric.

    5. Improving Digital Fluency

      Not to beat a dead horse, but just like we should maybe always think of digital literacies in the plural, we should also think about digital fluencies as there is certainly more than one type or kind of fluency.

    6. Growing Focus on Measuring Learning

      This topic belongs here, but I would have liked to see an acknowledgement about privacy concerns related to measuring learning. How are we engaging students in the design of this work?

    7. EDUCAUSE2019 Horizon Report Previe

      Read annotations on the 2019 Horizon Report Preview from EDUCAUSE. Sign up or log in above to add your own annotations and replies.

    8. Advancing Digital Equity

      Really happy to see this issue included here.

    1. aléatoire


      这个词在数学里也常见,random walk = marche aléatoire

    2. Différents projets d’attentats attribués à des agents iraniens


    1. The little mermaid lifted her glorified eyes towards the sun, and felt them, for the first time, filling with tears

      Because the little mermaid has done good deeds and has lead a virtuous life, she is able to bask in the light of the sun (God) and be blessed with an eternal soul (living forever in heaven)

    2. then she flung it far away from her into the waves

      This action illustrates that even though she cannot have what she desires, she should not covet they neighbor or give in to sin. It is better to accept death than to break a commandment.

    3. representation of a handsome boy, carved out of pure white stone

      The pure white statue of the man amidst the center of a circle of red flowers symbolizes the little mermaids desire to be with the young prince as the center of her desires.

    4. fifteenth year

      The fact that the little mermaid is the youngest and has to wait the longest in order for her to get her wish of seeing the surface world illustrates the virtue of patience.

    5. t is one of those splendid sights which we can never see on earth

      The author goes in to extreme detail to illustrate how beautiful and unearthly the world that the little mermaid lives in. By doing this, she magnifies the allure the little mermaid has towards the lives of humans and her longing to be with them.

    6. representation of a handsome boy, carved out of pure white stone,

      Having the statue of the boy be made of pure white stone is symbolism towards the purity of humanity.

    7. like the sun, excepting a beautiful marble statue.

      In this statement, the interest between heaven and humanity first comes to light in her early life. The sun is a deriving factor of heaven and the beautiful statue was of a human

    8. delicate as a rose-leaf

      The little mermaid skin was fragile and was praised and valued for its beauty.

    1. Can Congress take over an industry in order to prevent a union from striking?

      Did president have constitutional authority to seize and control steel mills?

    2. against Youngstown Sheet & Tube

      ruled president didn't have authority

    1. Due to our emotional distress measure having little prior validation, and our physical distress measure being entirely new, we first provide data to support the appropriateness of the two measures.

      An example of survey validation using Crombach's alpha.

    1. buthe knew he could not praise it with language that consisted of sounds andtherefore fell under (the category of) language.

      This reminds me of Divine Names and how PD said that anything we can conceive of to call God falls short of actual descriptions.

    2. farrJ


    3. eighth stage

      what are the "stages" he is referencing here?

    4. The body is the mount[markab],the spiritthe rider.

      Implies a direction of the soul over the body.

    1. This is when humans were cursed, because they went against the Gods.

    1. But I will give men as the price for fire an evil thing in which they may all be glad of heart while they embrace their own destruction.”

      Man has been given the choice to choose from right from wrong, and the choices they make will be held accountable to them.

    1. though it might break Facebook’s revenue machine by pulling the most affluent and desired users out of the ad targeting pool.

      I doubt the vast majority of the most active FB users are "affluent"

    1. After this opened Job his mouth, and cursed his day.

      This is when Job changed his mind about God, he questioned being a believer.

    2. This is relating to the idea of "an eye for an eye" from the Code of Hammurabi.

    3. And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in thy power; only upon himself put not forth thine hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of the LORD.

      He's considering to go against God, and wants to question his power and presence.

    1. beginning of an estimated $30 trillion wealth transfer

      I've long believed that volunteer-based tutor/mentor programs that get volunteers involved when young, and keep them involved for a lifetime, could unlock much of this wealth transfer and bring it into our sector. This graphic (see article) visualizes this type of support. Too few of the programs I look at show this type of thinking on their web sites.

    2. The Bail Project,
    3. Family Independence Initiative

      web site is https://www.fii.org/

    4. social-change efforts

      I will need to look for some visualizations of what they mean by "social change efforts". I've attached a graphic from one of my blog articles, visualizing challenges in the social change of helping kids from poverty areas through school and into adult lives.

    5. p tier of social-change focused nonprofits

      This is favoritism. There are many small, unknown, non profits with great ideas and strategies, that could be developed with the support of major philanthropists.

    6. Compared to institutional nonprofits like hospitals and universities, social-change organizations operate at a major disadvantage

      My brother-in-law was on the board of a big hospital and always asked why my small non profit could not raise money as easily as his hospital. He never understood the differences.

    7. Private wealth management firms in the for-profit sector,

      Since the mid 1990s I've tried to have the Tutor/Mentor Connection strategies adopted by one or more wealth management firms. Using their talent they could communicate strategies from my site much better than I can, and can mobilize donors to support those strategies.

    8. The END Fund

      web site is https://end.org/

    9. Blue Meridian Partners
    10. causes like human/social services, the environment, and international development�

      I created this graphic in an effort to show how the United Nations' Global Sustainability Goals (SDGs) are also local challenges. Investment needs to flow into each node on the map, and each SDG goal, and into every geographic location where this issue needs to be addressed. see article

    11. most nonprofits are unpracticed at making the case for gifts of eight-figures (or more)� L

      This is the paradygm that I want to change. Donors have the money to invest more in deciding where to give. Teach them to pick out organizations to support based on geography (where is need located) and organizations already working within the chosen geography, on the selected issue. Invest in building up organizations rather than constantly supporting new ones that just compete with existing ones. Unless there is a real need to do this.

    12. double ultra-wealthy giving to benefit society from $45 billion to $90 billion per year

      If the above percent is correct, this is just a growth from 1.2 percent to 2.4. What if it grew to 10% or more?

    1. This gives the idea for "an eye for an eye" mentality from the Code of Hammurabi.

    1. This is when he believes he is equal to God, and thinks his questions and wants need to be addressed and resolved.

    1. You may believe that there is a relationship between 10,000 m running performance and VO2max (i.e., the larger an athlete's VO2max, the better their running performance), but you would like to know if this relationship is affected by wind speed and humidity (e.g., if the relationship changes when taking wind speed and humidity into account since you suspect that athletes' performance decreases in more windy and humid conditions).

      An example of partial correlation.

    1. Tension is the primordial ooze from which learning occurs.

      Without some sort of challenge like the one tension creates, there wouldn't be a sense of motivation to explore solutions which facilitates learning.

    2. I’m just not convinced that we can make classes threat-free. I can do much to minimize threat, but I can never be completely sure what might cause students to feel threatened.

      In this day and age I don't think it is possible to have a completely threat-free class either. However I believe a teacher can build an environment to at least feel safe even if there are some things that nobody can anticipate. That false sense of security could make all the difference even though there is only so much a teacher can control.

    3. We can ignore those tensions or we can develop appropriate and substantive ways to address them.

      I love this sentence. I wished that all educators would address problems head on so that growth can occur.

    4. t through dialogue, we were now ready to connect our understand-ings to the scheduled lesson plan

      This is a great example of identifying the problem at hand and working it out as a group to come to a universal understanding. This will allow everybody in the classroom to be on the same page and build a better learning environment in the process.

    1. A 2017 study published in the Journal of Advertising utilized social media mining techniques to gauge users’ perception of a variety of common brand names.4 The study specifically looked at Twitter, examining tweets about four different brands in each of five industries: fast-food restaurants, department stores, telecommunication carriers, consumer electronics products, and footwear companies. The researchers used a tool called the Twitter Streaming Application Programming Interface (API). This tool, which is provided by Twitter, allows users to pull tweets off of Twitter according to certain keywords.  In this case, the researchers used the Twitter handles of each company (“@CompanyName”) as keywords to pull about ten million tweets about each of the twenty companies studied over a six-month period in 2015. They then used algorithms to sift through the tweets, compile them, and boil them down to a general topic and sentiment. The results were incredibly specific. For example, the study found that 15.7% of tweets about fast-food restaurants were about promotions the chains were offering5  and that 66.7% of tweets about Comcast contained a negative sentiment.6

      This is another study that shows some of the capabilities to predict and game people's behavior, which makes the users totally unconscious to the initiatives of these companies.

    2. Cambridge Analytica mined over fifty million Facebook profiles.

      Useful numbers to show the depth of one agency's access to information

    3. A study published in October of last year sought to determine how to make best use of digital out-of-home (DOOH) advertisements in the London Underground.7 An example of a DOOH ad would be a digital billboard programed to change the advertisement on display after a specific period of time.  To achieve their goal, the researchers used the same Twitter Streaming API described in the previous study; however, this time they utilized Twitter’s geotagging function (a capability that allows Twitter users to “tag” their location when they post a tweet). Each London Underground station was carefully outlined on a map of London.  Then, the researchers randomly sampled geotagged tweets falling within those zones (meaning the tweeter was at a station).  The specific Underground station, the time of the tweet, and the content of the tweet were all extracted. The researchers continued this practice for one year, seemingly unbeknownst to the Twitter-using patrons of the London Underground, collecting over 10.5 million tweets. This data was then compiled and processed to determine what sort of things people were tweeting about in each London Underground station at certain times of the day on weekdays and on weekends.  For example, nearly 35% of tweets from the Holloway Road station were about sports, and almost 40% of tweets posted between 6 PM and midnight on weekends at the North Greenwich station were about music.8 The authors of the study recommended using this data to create targeted DOOH advertising. For instance, a music-related ad on a rotating digital billboard at night on the weekends in North Greenwich station would probably be more successful than an ad for a sports team.

      This entire passage gives a perfect example of how the data can be broken down and used to make money by advertisers. I intend to allude to the fact that it doesn't stop here.

    4. ocial media and big data have combined to create a novel field of study called social media mining, which is similar to data mining, but confined to the world of Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and the like. Social media mining is “the process of representing, analyzing, and extracting actionable patterns from social media data.

      I will use this as a definition to educate my audience.

    5. However, Cambridge Analytica is not the only group using social media data to influence large populations. The use of this data has become ubiquitous among researchers, marketers, and the government.

      i can use this statement to show that many groups are interested in this use of people's data

    1. DNA methylation

      Methyl groups can be added to cytosine nucleotides of DNA. Often, genomic regions with high DNA methylation are associated with the silencing of gene expression.

    2. epigenetic

      Epigenetic indicates a heritable change in gene expression that does not change DNA sequence.

    3. embryogenesis

      Embryogenesis is the process by which an embryo develops.

    4. promoter

      A promoter is a region of DNA associated with transcription initiation.

    5. histone H3 lysine 27 (H3K27) demethylase KDM6B

      DNA is wrapped around proteins called histones for the organization and compaction of eukaryotic genomes. The proteins that make up histones have multi-peptide "tails" that can be modified by small chemical groups like methyl or acetyl additions. These groups are added or removed by specific proteins, such as KDM6B.

    6. gonad

      Gonad refers the organ that produces an organism's reproductive cells.

      For mammals, this is the testis in males and ovary in females.

    7. phenotypic plasticity

      A phenotype describes the observable physical properties of an organism. Likewise, a genotype defines the genetic composition of an organism.

      Phenotypic plasticity is the ability of a single genotype to produce multiple phenotypes.

    1. n the era of the platform, the future remains open. Answers to crucial questions are for the moment unknowable. The answers depend on our choices, not just on the technology. For example, will cloud technologies and the platform-driven economic reorganization they cause drive the productivity growth on which sustained real income improvement occurs? Will these reorganizations destroy jobs or reduce the required skill levels?The technologies—the cloud, big data, algo-rithms, and platforms—will not dictate our future. How we deploy and use these technologies will. When we look at the history of innovations such as electric utility grids,call centers, and the adoption of technology standards, we find that the market and social outcomes of using new technologies vary across countries. Once we start on a technology path, it frames our choices, but the technology does not determine in the first place exactly which trajectory we will follow.We will be making choices in an inherently fluid and ever-changing environment shaped to some degree by unpredictable technical change and social reactions to these changes. Ultimately, the results will depend on how we believe markets should be struc-tured—who gains and who can compete; how we innovate; what we value in society; how we protect our communities, our workers, and the clients and users of these technologies; and how we channel the enormous opportunities created by these sociotech-nical changes. It is up to us to sidestep a dystopia and to create, if not a utopia, at least a world of ever greater benefit for communities and citizens.

      a lot of questions for the digital platforms

    2. His dystopian vision is now finding full expression in the fear that digital machines, artificial intelligence, robots, and the like will displace work for a vast swath of the population.

      robots replace workers


    1. because of China’s scale and size … this has major consequences.”

      Why does Chinas scale and size effect tariffs?

    2. This would hurt the very same American companies Trump says he is trying to protect. They may be forced to lay off their workers. These laid-off workers themselves are consumers who, without an income, will buy less—leading to a spiral that could end with a recession.

      If a recession were to come from this, is there a plan in place? Or once it happens would people be screwed until something was figured out?

    3. Tariffs make imported things more expensive.

      I feel this is a very important in the world we live in today, especially with changing technology and the evolution of societies.

    4. “We’re in a tit-for-tat dynamic where both sides have taken actions that are outside the normal procedures of international commerce,” Scott Kennedy, an expert on Chinese business and its economy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, told me.  

      So what is the point of all of this? It seems like its only happening because two countries dont like each other but what is it going to accomplish? Besides hurt consumers on both ends.

    5. First, the U.S. announced tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, including from China. China then retaliated with levies on American products, including pork.

      Tariffs= a tax or duty to be paid on a particular class of imports or exports. Levies= impose (a tax, fee, or fine) .. just because i never remember what these mean

    1. The fear of missing out, a phenomenon first identified in 2000 by marketing strategist Dan Herman and later allegedly coined by Patrick McGinnis, is apparently one of the stronger drivers of social network use. According to a 2013 Fix infographic, 67% of users feared they would "miss something" without their social media fix.

      I like this passage as it describes a sensation that many people identify with, and you don't need much statistical data to understand it.

    2. A study from Harvard University showed that self-disclosure online fires up a part of the brain that also lights up when engaging in pleasurable activities. In some studies, frequent social media usage has caused detrimental effects in other aspects of people’s lives, leaving some researchers to view the problem as an addiction.

      This is more credible support of the biochemical aspects of social media addiction. The link pulls up the study.

    3. There are over 2 billion Facebook users worldwide, about 500 million tweets are sent daily on Twitter, 95 million images are uploaded to Instagram daily and on YouTube, over 400 hours of video are uploaded per minute. Those figures alone should tell us something. In fact, all social media is addictive by design.

      This is good data I can use to illustrate the vast base of social media users and their activities around the world.

    4. It could be argued that this psychological experiment is what led to the Cambridge Analytica scandal. In the aftermath of the event, it was revealed that the personal data of 87 million people had been harvested by a researcher and sold to the consultancy,

      Here is more evidence of the vulnerability of user data on Facebook

    5. A few years ago, the company started experimenting with people’s newsfeeds to see if negative news would make people more pessimistic online and if positive posts would make them more kind. The social media giant did not disclose this experiment or ask for permission from its users, but according to a New York Times article, "users consent to this kind of manipulation when they agree to its terms of service."

      I can use this passage to alarm my audience of the potential hazards to the long, boring and frequently ignored "terms of agreement"

    6. “This is an inherently cultural thing. It’s at the intersection of technology and psychology, and it’s very personal.”

      I can use Zuckerberg's quote as evidence that even Facebook knows it's product is personal, psychologically based and baked into culture at this point

    1. It wasn’t in the computer’s memory, and the patient’smemory was being used as a poor substitute. The old data might as well nothave existed at all, since it wasn’t digital.

      A prime example of how the evolution of technology is proving to be beneficial towards all practices. The old methodical approach consisted of monitoring patient for a few hours and taking note of the data obtained. Technology offers around the clock monitoring and shows statistics that prove much more beneficial than just having half of the data.

    1. :ok

      nice, return value: keyword!

    2. (fn [system] (throw (ex-info "initializer not set, did you call `set-init`?" {}))))

      interesting pattern, default function throws kind of like abstract base classes methods in python

    1. How to Use E-Value

      This is now a page with an attachment, rather than a module. I removed the module that had the same title

    2. Health and Safety

      This just has the "welcome letter" attached to it. I can removed it if we feel it isn't needed.

    3. Welcome Letter

      I created a page for the welcome Letter that is housed on the Health and Safety Page

    4. Resources

      I removed the three other modules that had the contents in this Resources module.

    5. Clinical Documentation

      I don't know if this is something that her instructors would also need, it comes from the BSN blueprint

    6. Course Q&A Forum

      I moved this to the top, to follow how we've been doing it in other courses. It is placed at the bottom on the BSN blueprint

    7. Prerequisites: Welcome & Professional Agreements

      We can show her the feature to lock this, so that instructors can lock the material or set a prerequisite for the students before they are able to go on to weekly modules.

    8. Syllabus

      I can remove this, it doesn't need a separate module.

    9. 2018 Syllabus

      I moved this here, course schedule and course syllabus would be best if they were next to each other, or even better if they were on the same page.

    10. Course Schedule

      I think the course schedule would be best moved to the "welcome" Module.

    11. Graduate Learning Outcome

      I moved this graduate Learning Outcomes page to the "Mission Statement" Module, because I think it fits better there rather than it's own module. I think it may also be a good thing to have on the Welcome and Start here module. I want your input on which would be best?

    1. positive view of Native Americans and I think that is because of movies such as Twilight, which really has a lot of young people, are looking at natives differently.

      positive EVIDENCE

    2. will inhibit or narrow the opportunities for that people.


    3. struggling to understand my people and identifying with a current-day role model


    4. media and propaganda portrayed us as “savages, people of ignorance and a lack of sophistication.


    1. “I do tell you so,” said I with dry lips.  “You belong to her—how can I do otherwise?”

      I began to have this feeling that Alicia was jealous of Caroline and wanted to steal Charles away. However, after finishing the story, I cannot help but feel that Alicia really wanted to make Caroline happy even if that meant sacrificing her happiness. This whole story is just one question: what the fuck is the point of running around and doing all of this for a guy? I was disappointed in the character of Caroline for the reason that she almost died of heartbreak. Not that being sad over a breakup is bad, but she barely knew Charles. Alicia came off as depressed and isolated which I can relate to, but forming a relationship with her sister's fiancée was bad on her end. Then she redeemed herself by giving him up for her Caroline's health for him to die after everyone finds out about the marriage plan? That left me questioning this whole story from the beginning.

    2. displacement.

      I want to believe that Alice speaks of her sister so frequently because she feels she has taken on the role of mother in her life and she is merely concerned. However, her constant scrutiny of her sister's happiness during travel and meeting charles tells me otherwise.

    1. avyaktā hi gatir duḥkhaṁ dehavadbhir avāpyate

      Az én szivem sokat csatangolt,<br> de most már okul és tanul.<br> Aki halandó, csak halandót<br> szerethet halhatatlanúl.<br> (JA töredék)

    1. his qualitativeview of digital native students, as expressed in their own words, adds detail andadditional nuance to the growing body of quantitative data that challenges the popularconception of the digital natives as a homogeneous generation with a commonlearning style.

      I think this is important in that the abstract does a great job of setting a very general and intriguing overview of the paper and what was studied. This sentence in particular keeps the reader interested in my mind by generally implying some of the potential implications or areas in where there are things to be drawn from in looking at this research and data. It shows where the research is pointing to without giving out what the results are.

    2. ight purposefullychosen university freshmen

      i think these few words show who the possible discourse community is as it highlights who the target of the study is. I think there are two potential discourse communities here: one being students themselves and the other being university educators. I think reading further along and reading this sentence overall speaks to the formality of the writing piece and reflects maybe a more formal discourse community being university educators. The writing style shown here and throughout the paper imply a greater purpose and interest for educators using this data and information to make more informed decisions in regards to students.

    3. Keywords

      It seems as though key words summarize the discourse community to which this article is geared towards. They also warn you about words so that you have the chance to gain some understanding of them if you don't know the definition.

    4. This study explored how a selection of digital native aged college freshmen describedthe effects of technology on their learning and their responses to the claims made abouttheir generation.

      I think this sentence speaks to the classical research style of the paper. It is written in a very classical, and formal research capacity the way many science research or lab reports are written. This sentence is reflective of that tone and seriousness of the way in which Thompson chooses to deliver his research and findings. Moreover, I think this speaks to the audience of the paper maybe speaking more to a formal community like educator or somebody in the educational system to better address and meet needs of students and how they learn.


    1. If teachers are to teach appropriately they must be knowledgeable in the process of framing their attitudes so that they can encourage their students’ language learning process.

      This is a true statement. Teachers are supposed to treat all their students equally and be culturally diverse and open to learn about new cultures to better understand all his or her students.

    2. In a nutshell, in this study it was found that the participants indicated they switched codes in a variety of contexts, mainly informal conversations (family, friends, etc.) but that they try to avoid it in the academic setting.

      I agree with this statement because I do the same thing. When I am with my friends or family, even if they do not speak Spanish, I still code switch. Code switching, for me, is something that happens naturally and unintentional. When I am in an academic setting, I never use it.

    3. Overall, the results showed that teachers tried to eliminate code switching in their classrooms. As a result, the participant teachers used some strategies such as redirecting to the standardized language (English-only). As a final note, researchers in this study suggested that code switching could be con-sidered as a communicative strategy resulting in cognitive flexibility that bilingual children may use for linguistic exchange rather than a deviant form of communication (Garza & Nava, 2005)

      This is an interesting study. I remember we discussed in class about how redirecting students when they code switch is not a goo strategy because it would make students feel insecure and silent. It was an interesting use of the word "deviant" because code switching is not that all.

    1. All annotations on Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Letter to my Son: Atom: https://hypothes.is/stream.atom?uri=http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/07/tanehisi-coates-between-the-world-and-me/397619/ RSS: https://hypothes.is/stream.rss?uri=http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/07/tanehisi-coates-between-the-world-and-me/397619/
    1. Carol Dweck, a psychology professor at Stanford University, found that kids respond positively to praise; they enjoy hearing that they’re talented, smart and so on. But after such praise of their innate abilities, they collapse at the first experience of difficulty. Demoralized by their failure, they say they’d rather cheat than risk failing again.

      Experts opinion

    2. Today, participation trophies and prizes are almost a given, as children are constantly assured that they are winners. One Maryland summer program gives awards every day — and the “day” is one hour long. In Southern California, a regional branch of the American Youth Soccer Organization hands out roughly 3,500 awards each season — each player gets one, while around a third get two. Nationally, A.Y.S.O. local branches typically spend as much as 12 percent of their yearly budgets on trophies.

      This is the authors personal example

    3. Having studied recent increases in narcissism and entitlement among college students, she warns that when living rooms are filled with participation trophies, it’s part of a larger cultural message: to succeed, you just have to show up. In college, those who’ve grown up receiving endless awards do the requisite work, but don’t see the need to do it well. In the office, they still believe that attendance is all it takes to get a promotion.

      It shows what she thinks about participation trophies

  2. levelup.sandbox.indeed.net levelup.sandbox.indeed.net
    1. Suggest ideas for how to achieve our Xactly UA

      put more context to prove

    2. 2018-Q3

      This is an example of execution rather than the behavior listed. This behavior is about identifying alternatives. The refund example is a good one. Should add similar context to future evidence.

    1. Scythedealers’ Street,

      This is a place where peddling takes place for scythes, scythe blades, snaths, whetstones, hammers, anvils and equipment

    2. But if this man alone were put to death, I know that this disease of the republic would be only checked for a while, not eradicated forever. But if he banishes himself, and takes with him all his friends, and collects at one point all the ruined men from every quarter, then not only will this full-grown plague of the republic be extinguished and eradicated, but also the root and seed of all future evils.

      This is a good point. If he were killed then all his conspirators would live and still be in the city, but if he was banished and his friends as well they would be gone ad the issue at hand would be finished.

    3. Publius Scipio,

      This was an interesting man to read about if you enjoy military history.


    1. Alas, the researchers probably did not ask why the students were multitasking. So, I repeat: was it because they were bored? Was it because they had an important test they were cramming for in another class? Was it because the professor said something they didn't understand (in the classroom or in a video) and they wanted to look it up? I look things up constantly. I hope my students do the same. All occasions of multitasking are not the same.

      Was it because they were just trying to jump through a hoop, perhaps taking a mandatory course in a program that they didn't understand the purpose of or how it fit within their program of study?

    2. And, brace yourselves, taking notes during a lecture is also multitasking. A pen and notebook might not seem like the dangerous distractors

      I doodled in the margins while listening to lectures all the time. Still do when I am in long meetings.

    1. hackneyed

      Hackneyed words, images, ideas or sayings have been used so often that they no longer seem interesting or amusing.

    2. frivolous

      Something frivolous is not worth taking seriously or considering because it is silly or childish.

    3. archaism

      Something that is archaic is out of date or not currently used anymore because it is no longer considered useful or efficient.

    4. It follows that any struggle against the abuse of language is a sentimental archaism,

      I do not understand any part of this.

    1. "Online and face-to-face are delivery modes; they are not course designs," she wrote. "To say that online courses are alike because they are online is like saying that rocky road ice cream and tater tots are the same because you find them in the freezer section.

      Exactly (and...LOL)

    1. The writing machine and its flexible copying capability would occupy you for a long time if you tried to exhaust the reverberating chain of associated possibilities for making useful innovations within your capability hierarchy.

      I wonder and doubt that school children, when they are introduced to word processors, often get invited to grasp and start exploring the possibilities of the capability expanding writing machine. 

      I left school in Germany 1995 and till then had never written anything on a computer. But when I finally did, I still felt ashamed about my “messy” writing/thinking process. A process, which transformed from countless notes and rewrites of scratched out text on paper to having many digital documents open at the same time and copying and pasting like crazy. Not only my own writing but gathering text and ideas from others to help me with my own thoughts and how to express what I want to say.

      At least in Germany, we still tell children that knowledge is worthless, if it’s not stored in your own head. We make them believe that the important part of using your intellect, is not about using knowledge and making new connections, but about “being original.” While, on the other hand, learning is represented as just being good at memorising facts. That’s why, till today, one of the biggest concerns is plagiarism. I was told that even without an assignment being an official test, kids still sometimes are prohibited to make use of wikipedia. This idea about knowledge is also reflected in that people often take it as a cue to dismiss your reasoning as unfounded, when (to back up an argument) you take out your phone to search for facts, you know about but can’t recollect.

      (Of course in Germany young people are often seen as not being able to think for themselves at all - one example is the recent attack on Greta Thunberg and the #FridaysForFuture protesters by Angela Merkel, who insinuated them being marionettes controlled by “external influence” 
https://twitter.com/jdoeschner/status/1097089168365228032 ). 

      This article argues that a digitalisation of German schools is too expensive, will only make children play games and chat during lessons and is therefore unnecessary… It’s from 2018.

      “The claim that smartphones in the hands of children and adolescents are primarily instruments of the knowledge society is adventurous.” (*smart phones because since nobody wants to pay for computers in schools “the solution” proposed by the school minister of North Rhine Westphalia is that school children should bring their own devices)

      We sadly seem to be extremely far away from even imagining collectively augmenting human intellect.

    1. She briefly became almost indistinguishable from Rose Byrne, Kate Beckinsale, or Keira Knightley.

      Wait, what? NO. NEVER.

    1. Understanding more about opportunities available to them after high school

      Extremely important as the main point of education to me is for the ability to provide a stable life for yourself after school ends. When students leave school without the knowledge of their possible opportunities it becomes detrimental to their futures.

    2. Learners need support from peers and mentors to persist through setbacks and challenges.

      A support system is very helpful in the classroom where students can trust peers and faculty for help when needed.

    3. A growing body of research indicates that interest helps us pay attention, make connections, persist and engage in deeper learning. For example, when reading about games they enjoy playing, teenage boys read at a much higher level than their reading level in school.

      By being interested in something it instantly makes the wealth of knowledge you can retain and practice go up immensely.

    4. Learning is irresistible and life-changing when it connects personal interests to meaningful relationships and real-world opportunity.

      I really want to implement this in my future classroom by allowing kids to work on what they find interesting and not forcing the whole class to do the same thing.

    1. It will appear then, that a country possessing very considerable advantages in machinery and skill, and which may therefore be enabled to manufacture commodities with much less labour than her neighbours, may, in return for such commodities, import a portion of the corn required for its consumption, even if its land were more fertile, and corn could be grown with less labour than in the country from which it was imported.

      This again refers to comparative advantage and where the most profit is derived from in certain goods. If you have advanced technology, it only makes sense to produce goods that cannot otherwise be produced, especially in other countries. Therefore, you can charge high prices for these goods or trade for loads of food for just a few manufactured goods. The point is that it's better to be the most advanced you can be because its more productive and profitable to produce manufactured goods. Thus, you have the trade advantage because you are letting the developing countries do the labor intensive, cheap, not very profitable agricultural work.

    1. Connected learning is realized when a young person is able to pursue a personal interest or passion with the support of friends and caring adults, and is in turn able to link this learning and interest to academic achievement, career success or civic engagement.

      Very similar to Daniel Pink's ideas to have students be able to work on things they have a passion for.

    2. It advocates for broadened access to learning that is socially embedded, interest-driven, and oriented toward educational, economic, or political opportunity.

      I think connected learning is very important to use as it is a way of learning that naturally motivates students as an intrinsic motivator. This will help the students be able to accomplish much more in the classroom.

    1. However, despite the potential beneficial benefits of the gig-economyfor the workers' welfare, also in terms of flexibility, these aspects should notbe overestimated. Whilst it is certainly true that most jobs in the gig-economycome with a flexible schedule, this does not say really much on the overallsustainability of these arrangements: competition between workers, that insome cases is extended on a global dimension through the internet,33 pushescompensations so down that people may be forced to work very long hoursand to give up a good deal of flexibility in order to make actual earnings.

      positive rebuted


    1.  Teachers in the substitution and augmentation phase can use technology to accomplish traditional tasks,  but the real learning gains result from engaging students in learning experiences that could not be accomplished without technology.

      This shows the different levels of SAMR that a teacher may implement and achieve but that most beneficial way to implement the SAMR model is when you accomplish learning that wouldn't be possible without the technology you used.