Happy Pi Day, everyone! Why not celebrate with a song?
Here’s what you may have missed on ProfHacker this week:
- Guest author Ryan Cordell returned to explain Scrivener, the Mac word processing app. Julie introduced the microblogging tool Status.net, discussing along the way the difference between teaching a concept and a tool. Brian noted “How To Google Yourself Effectively.”
- I learned about the value of lectures by learning about forthcoming toys. Alex and I considered the “Creepy Treehouse Problem.” Alex wondered how to motivate attendance at training workshops. George observed that the rhetoric around “digital natives” continues to be overblown.
- I urged people to call, not simply e-mail, their legislators about higher education funding. Guest author Heather Munro Prescott pointed out that, trendy contrarians notwithstanding, there really is a “Downside to Depression.” Nels had strategies for “Standing Out on the Job Search.” Erin guided us into “International Travel, ProfHacker style.” Amy wrote about “Distraction, Productivity, and Being Attentive,” which was naturally a hit on Twitter!
- In standing posts, Billie asked what’s for lunch, and answered with “Tomato Salad and Pesto Pasta.” We must have finally sorted academic life for good and all, since there were no requests on “Open Thread Wednesday.” Weekend reading had a video of David Allen himself, plus links about sharing, intergenerational tension around education, and more.
Have a good week, everybody!
[Image by Flickr user brhefele / Creative Commons licensed]