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  1. Jun 2018
    1. must keep the focus first on best practices

      Good practices? Here are a couple of critiques of the phrase best practices.

      1. When “Best Practice” is Bad Practice

      1. Best Practices Are the Worst

      Not trying to nitpick here, but as a teacher I find it more important to be able to look at any writing practice (digital or otherwise) and see how it fits my learners and our learning niche. I am always surprised at what works and what doesn't and how the trifling-est practice sometimes works. I understand, too, that the reason we propose 'best practice' and do research to determine what is best practice is to pare down on the universe of options available to us as teachers and learners. As an experiment ask a student what they might consider best practice for learning a particular thing and I think you might be surprised. Oh, right, students don't enter into best practice except as we practice it upon them.

  2. Oct 2017
    1. B

      I found myself thinking about the phrase "best practice" when reading this paragraph. All too often in my line of work we seem to be using that phrase more and more and it's beginning to feel like a new buzz word/phrase. The comment of the author "...they also distance us from our own instincts." really makes me stop and wonder about my intentions when saying it. Hmm...

  3. Feb 2017
  4. Dec 2016
    1. You can have a maximum of two access keys (active or inactive) at a time.

      Incredibly useful to have up to two access keys simultaneously. You can make sure a new key is working before invalidating an old key which may still be in use. I wish more API providers would follow this practice.

  5. Sep 2015
    1. When should I use an attribute versus an element? Use an element when you are creating a component that is in control of the template. The common case for this is when you are creating a Domain-Specific Language for parts of your template. Use an attribute when you are decorating an existing element with new functionality.