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  1. Jul 2016
    1. By merely being in the room, the devices will monitor students’ behavior in the same way that the cameras and switches and lab coats did in Milgram’s experiments.

      Hope education scientists are deeply concerned about the consequences of their observing learners.

  2. Apr 2016
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    1. participants in a university graduate course

      Can’t shake the feeling that there’s a bit of a Hawthorne Effect at play with #ILT5320.

  4. Dec 2015
  5. Nov 2015
    1. they carved no hopeful verse upon his tombstone; for his dying hour was gloom.


    2. But Goodman Brown looked sternly and sadly into her face, and passed on without a greeting.

      He's ignoring faith?!

    3. What God doth the wizard pray to?”

      He's lost it

    4. Whether Faith obeyed, he knew not. Hardly had he spoken, when he found himself amid calm night and solitude, listening to a roar of the wind, which died heavily away through the forest. He staggered against the rock, and felt it chill and damp, while a hanging twig, that had been all on fire, besprinkled his cheek with the coldest dew.

      That was quick

    5. who had received the devil’s promise to be queen of hell

      I guess that's a pretty good promise

    6. But, where is Faith

      Not here, in hell

    7. or he recognized a score of the church-members of Salem village, famous for their especial sanctity

      The whole town of Salem has gone to the devil! (makes sense)

    8. Each pendent twig and leafy festoon was in a blaze.

      In a blaze with the fires of hell!

    9. He paused, in a lull of the tempest that had driven him onward, and heard the swell of what seemed a hymn, rolling solemnly from a distance, with the weight of many voices. He knew the tune; it was a familiar one in the choir of the village meeting-house.

      His faith making a last attempt to call him back?

    10. and the yell of Indians

      Can't forget the evil Indians in the heathen forest!

    11. My Faith is gone!

      His faith has gone to the devil!

    12. and beheld a pink ribbon.

      Oh no!

    13. With Heaven above, and Faith below, I will yet stand firm against the devil!

      Stay strong!

    14. It vexed him the more, because he could have sworn, were such a thing possible, that he recognized the voices of the minister and Deacon Gookin

      Visions created by the devil to confuse Goodman?

    15. Friend

      Odd way to refer to the devil...

    16. said the young man

      Goodman is continually referred to as different things, like "the young man"...maybe to make this story seem like it could be about anyone?

    17. he fat of a new-born babe


    18. The devil!


    19. and abide no such wickedness.

      Wickedness like making deals with the DEVIL?!

    20. We have been a race of honest men and good Christians,

      There's something devilish and sinful about these woods

    21. the goodman,

      Goodman is a goodman

    22. Take my staff, if you are so soon weary.”

      Don't take it!

    23. which bore the likeness of a great black snake, so curiously wrought, that it might almost be seen to twist and wriggle itself like a living serpent.


    24. and bearing a considerable resemblance to him

      Odd that they are so alike...maybe it's Goodman's other half/evil twin/dark side kind of thing?

    25. “What if the devil himself should be at my very elbow!”

      Come on man, you're basically asking for it psyching yourself up like this

    26. devilish Indian

      Andddd we're back to the Native Americans being devils

    27. dreary road, darkened by all the gloomiest trees of the forest, which barely stood aside to let the narrow path creep through, and closed immediately behind.


    28. she’s a blessed angel on earth; and after this one night, I’ll cling to her skirts and follow her to Heaven.”

      He really does worship her like a faith/religion

    29. said Faith, with the pink ribbons,

      It's like she's defined by these pink, feminine ribbons

    30. My love and my Faith

      Interesting symbolism with her name! She is both his love and his what he worships, his "faith"

    1. When the friend shows his inmost heart to his friend; the lover to his best beloved; when man does not vainly shrink from the eye of his Creator, loathsomely treasuring up the secret of his sin; then deem me a monster, for the symbol beneath which I have lived, and die! I look around me, and, lo! on every visage a Black Veil!”

      He's making a powerful point

    2. he became a man of awful power over souls that were in agony for sin. His converts always regarded him with a dread peculiar to themselves, affirming, though but figuratively, that, before he brought them to celestial light, they had been with him behind the black veil.

      At least it's good for something!

    3. he should be affrighted by himself.

      It bothers him too, but he has to keep wearing it. Be nice to him people!

    4. bugbear.

      A what?

    5. only a material emblem had separated him from happiness


    6. “And do you feel it then, at last?” said he mournfully.

      Does the veil have some kind of weird mystical powers?

    7. Beloved and respected as you are, there may be whispers that you hide your face under the consciousness of secret sin.


    8. No mortal eye will see it withdrawn.

      Is he saving his true face for God's eyes only?

    9. pronouncing the matter too weighty to be handled, except by a council of the churches, if, indeed, it might not require a general synod.

      It is not that serious guys. It's a veil. Man up!

    10. It was remarkable that of all the busybodies and impertinent people in the parish, not one ventured to put the plain question to Mr. Hooper, wherefore he did this thing.

      That's what I'm saying! Just ask him for god's sake!

    11. Such was its immediate effect on the guests that a cloud seemed to have rolled duskily from beneath the black crape, and dimmed the light of the candles.

      People are really taking this veil thing to heart, but no one will dare to just ask him about it!

    12. A superstitious old woman was the only witness of this prodigy

      She sounds like a reliable source

    13. It was now an appropriate emblem.

      So maybe he just felt like being in mourning by wearing the veil all day?

    14. Strange and bewildered looks repaid him for his courtesy.

      I really feel like everyone is overreacting. He's acting the way he always does, he just has a veil on. Get over it. Or ask him about it!

    15. Each member of the congregation, the most innocent girl, and the man of hardened breast, felt as if the preacher had crept upon them, behind his awful veil, and discovered their hoarded iniquity of deed or thought.

      Maybe that's his point in wearing the veil...to make his sermon more effective

    16. that more than one woman of delicate nerves was forced to leave the meeting-house.

      Come on...

    17. Did he seek to hide it from the dread Being whom he was addressing?

      That's a little bit of a drastic conclusion

    18. But Mr. Hooper appeared not to notice the perturbation of his people.

      Maybe the veil is something he likes to wear when he's alone and he forgot to take it off?

    19. “He has changed himself into something awful, only by hiding his face.” “Our parson has gone mad!” cried Goodman Gray, following him across the threshold.

      Oh, please. Relax people, it's just a veil!

    20. “Are you sure it is our parson?”

      There's gotta be something ridiculous on this man's face if the people don't even recognize him

    21. fancied that the Sabbath sunshine made them prettier than on week days.

      Ah yes, ladies always look better on Sundays